So I’m working in front of the TV — really, I am — and the original Footloose comes on.
As you may recall, the opening sequence shows a close up of feet dancing. Men and women. All different kinds of shoes and socks, including dark tights with light shoes.
I hate dark tights with light shoes. I think they disrupt the line of the leg. But not everyone agrees with me.
Hey — isn’t that Sarah Jessica Parker in the center photo? She was in Footloose, too.
Maybe this trend is all her fault.
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On this Presidents’ Day holiday, I find myself pondering a question of suitable gravity:
Why have I never played paintball?
It seems to be the activity of choice for couples in many romantic comedies.
I went to see This Means War, starring Reese Witherspoon, last night. One of the two CIA agents vying for her affections took her to play paintball. Of course she misfired a round and got him in his manly parts.
Oh, the sting of high comedy.
Matthew McConaughey also took Sarah Jessica Parker to play paintball in Failure to Launch. Lucky for Matthew, she hit one of his friends in the foot. And Heath Ledger took Julia Stiles paintballin’ way back in the day in the teen flick Ten Things I Hate About You.
No misfires there…except my admitting I saw it.
I can kind of see the appeal; target practice is fun. But those paintballs look like they really hurt on contact. And most people seem to be incredibly bad shots.
Hey — I just figured out why I don’t play paintball.
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So, I’ve been perusing the celebrity gossip sites today (so you don’t have to), and there’s a new breeze blowing across the land.
Remember how you had to be thin to make it in Hollywood?
Now, you’re pretty much hated if you are.
Take Sarah Jessica Parker. She’s sporting these muscle-only arms of late…and folks are having a field day. Not admiring the lack of flab or anything like that.
They are pretty much grossed out.
And then there’s Tina Fey. She’s been everywhere of late. “30 Rock” is the sitcom of the moment. Her movie “Date Night” with Steve Carell won the weekend box office. She hosted a hilarious episode of “Saturday Night Live.”
She’s also been sexing it up on all her magazine covers and even the photo bumps in Saturday’s SNL. But people want the frumpy Tina back…not this new, thin, mega-styled, air-brushed version.
Part of me applauds this grassroots call for real women to have real bodies. Whether or not Hollywood will respond is another thing altogether.
But I have to wonder: would any of these people calling for normalcy — if placed in the same position — be able to resist becoming a bit plastic themselves?
Heck, if I achieved stardom — if money was no object — I’m pretty sure I would find it hard to resist a bit of de-frumping.
Who am I kidding? I wouldn’t even put up a fight.
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