Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Helen Mirren Rocks

August 29, 2006

I've always loved Helen Mirren but she exceeded all my expectations at the Emmy Awards when she won for the brilliant HBO Film Elizabeth I. Here's what she said:

"Without the writing we can't do it, especially us women, every one of these great performances by these great actresses in this category were revealed to us by some wonderful writing.

Women are 50% of the world's population, maybe more. And I know there are many more brilliant performances by women of all ages and all races waiting to be revealed by some great writing, so let's look forward to that."

From The Guardian

Monday, August 21, 2006

The New Yorker is starting to piss me off

I just read - or skimmed is more like it cause it is so boring- the New Yorker dated August 21. This is the second time this summer that none of the main features in the magazine are written by women.


Kudos to Washington Week- August 21

I don't watch Washington Week anymore on Friday nights on PBS, I listen to the podcast. Yesterday I was listening to the show from Friday night and realized that al the guests were women! So that means that with Gwen Ifill the host, there were five women at once on a news cast. That's got to be a record.

Desperate Housewives promo- August 21

I was walking on the street yesterday and walked past a laundromat and saw an incredibly offensive poster plugging the new season of Desperate Housewives. The lead women were in a laundromat totally sexed up and the tag line was "Time to Come Clean."

There was one man in the picture- he was bent over with his head in either a washing machine or a dryer with his ass crack basically hanging out AND Eva Longoria who was perched on top of the washer had her foot on him.

I couldn't stop thinking about that poster all day. It totally goes against everything that show is supposed to stand for- the women looked like sex kittens instead of the fully developed complicated women they supposedly are on the show.

Shame on ABC for that promo. I really found it offensive and believe that it will not appeal at all to women.

Who made that ad? Guy or girl? I wonder...

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Mel Gibson

August 2
I've hated Mel Gibson for a while. He always comes off as so moralisitic. His father is a public Holocausr denier- etc etc. He totally blew it forever when he got drunk (how unChristian of him), got pulled over and then blamed the jews (who made him a millionaire) for all the problems of the world.

This gave Hollywood Jews (don't think we don't know that you are all Jewish no matter how much you want us to forget) an opportunity to stand up for themselves, and other jews especially those dying in Lebanon for them to have the opportunity to make movies in Hollywood.

But Hollywood Jews are again silent, just like they were in the Holocause and in the McCarthy period.

Get some backbone! Here's a good LA Times piece about the silence of the Jews. Props out to Amy Pascal for being the only studio chief to be critical of Mel.

Where is Steven Speilberg? In the Hamptons? Does he not get the Times or have a TV there?

The shame is that so few say 'shame'

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