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Is It Real Or Is It A Movie?

Editor’s Note: What better late on a Saturday night than talking movies?!

I love movies. My tastes are somewhat eclectic but my favorite is The First Wives Club. I love Bette Midler, Goldie Hawn and Diane Keaton and the parts they play in the film. I thought the rest of the cast was first rate too. How can you possibly go wrong with Maggie Smith, Marcia Gay Harden and Bronson Pinchot in supporting roles?

Somewhere near the bottom of the acting credits is Sarah Jessica Parker. You know, the latest “Obamagirl.” Only this one invited him home to dinner.

I can hear the groans from the menfolk at the very thought of this ”Chick Flick.” Worse yet, while this is my favorite, it is closely followed by Steel Magnolias  which is followed by Fried Green Tomatoes. I can hear the menfolk  heading for the doors as fast as they can scoot.

I admit to a love of movies where women are strong. I also like women who fight back. So I do enjoy these  movies.

After that I then tend to go in all directions starting with my love of the movie Avatar. Yes, yes I know it’s the typical Follywood corporations are the bad guys film. I just fell in love with the Na’vi. And you must admit that Neytiri kicked some serious ass.

I suspect that if we ever really did run across a planet like Pandora , actually the moon of a gas giant, it would be our government that would lead the way to exploitation of the natives. But that’s an argument for another time. Besides we don’t go into space anymore unless we can hitch a ride with those that do.

I also love to watch and re watch Star Wars,  Willow and old John Wayne westerns, especially Stagecoach. I also loved and still watch To Hell and Back Gotta love a movie about a real-life hero starring  as that real-life hero. Or at least I do.

 I like strong women, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and other movies that “grab” me for whatever reason. I don’t like werewolves, vampires, prison movies, gangster movies or anything “historical” that isn’t somewhat close to accurate. Fiction is fine. Docudrama? No thanks. One or the other please.

My likes are indiscriminate and seldom follow popular culture. I like what I like and don’t much care if anyone thinks my taste odd or uncool.

I don’t usually read articles about celebrities. They just don’t interest me. Narcissism is boring. There are some who are real and decent and lead worthwhile lives. Far too many play musical beds and/or are drug or alcohol addled. You’ll have to excuse me if I’m not  sympathetic to people who have the world by the ass and feel the need to alter their reality. The young growing up in poverty-stricken neighborhoods surrounded by violence and despair have a reason. Celebutards? Not so much.

I don’t usually read about the rich and clueless fashion freaks and celebutards. It’s bad enough to have Sarah Jessica Parker cooing into the camera and telling me that “we need Obama and he needs us.” It made me bilious for days. The very idea that anyone would allow her to help them decide who to vote for is repugnant.

I was  amused when I saw an article about Sarah Jessica Parker having her apartment re-decorated by the Devil Wears Prada,  Anna Wintour.,  AKA “Nuclear Wintour.”  The re-decorating was because Ms. Wintour didn’t believe that Sarah Jessica Parker’s Shabby Chic decor was Barack Obama worthy. Tsk tsk.

 Anna makes SJP chic for O

Vogue editor and aspiring diplomat Anna Wintour added the role of interior decorator-in-chief to her titles this week by overseeing a decor overhaul at Sarah Jessica Parker’s luxe home before President Obama’s visit.

Wintour — who’s reportedly in the running for the US ambassadorship to Britain — was photographed with her daughter Bee Shaffer paying a visit to Parker and Matthew Broderick’s West Village townhouse just as movers were hauling furniture in and out to prep for yesterday’s $80,000-per-couple fund-raiser hosted by Wintour and the “Sex and the City” star.

Sources said the fashion oracle wanted to clean out SJP’s “shabby chic” furniture. One told us, “Anna was going crazy about the decorating. She was having a lot furniture removed and sending all of SJP’s tchotchkes upstairs.

“Some of the stuff in the house was shabby chic, and let’s just say, Anna wanted less shabby, and more chic,” the source added.

While Wintour, known for her painstaking planning of events like the meticulous Met Ball, was at Parker’s place Monday, movers lugged in a piano. Parker was reportedly strolling nearby with her kids and a nanny.

link: http://www.nypost.com/p/pagesix/anna_makes_sjp_chic_for_u0b7xNFao48Rrckcwpm2FO

Isn’t this life imitating fiction? Didn’t the despicable “Shelly”, played by SJP in The First Wives Club get conned by Gunilla Garson Goldberg into allowing  Duarte Felice into decorating her apartment? The despicable Shelly, a clueless social climber was sure that she belonged up there with the “elite” and so must have a domicile worthy of her wonderful self.

The whole article, from Page Six in the NY Post no less is just too-too divine. Not to mention too-too indicative of the social elites in NYC who would tell voters who, or is it whom, they should vote for. Because Sarah Jessica Parker knows exactly what we need. As does Anna Wintour. Yeah, right.

Did you notice that Wintour is vying to be Ambassador to Brittain? Are you kidding me? Isn’t that position supposed to be for a diplomat? Wouldn’t the very fact that she is nicknamed “Nuclear Wintour” exclude her?

Meanwhile, Sarah Jessica Parker, her children and the nanny go for a stroll while Nuclear Wintour revamped her home to be worthy of the POTUS. Honest to Dog people, you just couldn’t make this up. No one would believe it.

  • mountainaires

    My fave: Out of Africa

    Okay, I know the wingnuts here will screech that Meryl attended Sarah Jessica Parker’s dinner with Obie Teh Won, and Redford is a liberal too, but I don’t care. A good story is a good story and the cinematics are awesome. Love that movie!

  • foxyladi14

    Hoorah for strong Women!!!!

  • bbf

    When I heard her name..something clicked..and then I remembered how disgusted I was with her..

    - Sarah Jessica Parker
    experienced pregnancy when she and Matthew Broderick welcomed son James
    Wilkie in 2002. The couple turned to surrogacy two-and-a-half years
    ago, and ended up celebrating the birth of twin daughters, Marion and
    Tabitha.

    ####

    Rent a womb????

    • FLDemFem

      To be fair, she had seven years of miscarriages and couldn’t carry to term anymore. So it was a surrogate or nothing. She didn’t do it for career or figure reasons. It was a real necessity if she wanted more children.

  • FormerLiberal9

    Since you mentioned Maggie Smith have you seen “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”? For a British chick flick I really enjoyed this movie.

  • Flop_Flipper

    It’s probably inappropriate to say this in this thread about strong women, but Happy Father’s Day everyone.

    I’ve been fortunate to have had strong women in my life since I was a child. And I prefer real women to made up Hollywood types playing a role, pretending to be someone they usually really aren’t. Yet, I admit I do like fantasy. And I agree with you Marge, Ziva is my kind of woman as she is strong in so many other ways than physical. I’m also a big fan of Fiona on Burn Notice.

    Unlike you, I do like vampires, werewolves and ghosts. I have since I was a very young child. And, IMO, the best woman role model in this genre is Sally on Being Human. She plays a ghost sharing a house with a vampire and werewolf, all of them attempting to escape their curse so that they can be human, or at least fit in.

    Sarah Jessica Parker is not my favorite of actresses. I can’t think of a single part she has played that I’ve enjoyed. And I didn’t even know who Anna Wintour was until this most recent Obama nonsense. I don’t care about fashion. To me it’s just another excuse to pretend as if something superficial has some real meaning. Never really appealed to me.

    I found this video making fun of Sarah Jessica Parker. It may offend some as it’s rather outrageous. But if you have ever watched Family Guy you will get the joke.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ZfzXU2n9snI

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/355NZSQ5KXLSGEJARE6XIFIPRE yahoo-355NZSQ5KXLSGEJARE6XIFIPRE

    Ah, the rich and famous 1%ers trying to be normal….I’m not a leader but I played one in a movie…

  • NoQuarterUSA

    Testing new Disqus comment format.

  • HELENK2

    one of my  favorite movies was Serial Mom. made no sense but was fun

    I like the Hollywood stars of yesterday

    Linda Darnell
    Susan Hayward
    Betty Hutton
    Barbara Stanwyck

    They played strong women  Isn’t funny these women played roles of strong women before feminism became popular.

    • HELENK2

       Jane Wyman in Johnnie Belinda

      Rosaline Russell in Auntie Mame

      Good looking actors

      Jeffery Hunter
      John Derek
      Robert Taylor

      • HELENK2

         http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPX4S5cNx_c

        • HELENK2

           http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fk1nXLBMz7U

          jane wyman  – johnnie belinda

        • EllenD818

          Oooo how could I forget Auntie Mame – “Life is a banquet and most poor fools are starving to death so live, live, LIVE!”
          That became my philosophy and the reason for a lot of dubious (but never regretted) decisions in my life.

  • EllenD818

    If you like strong women, Marge, don’t forget good old Scarlett O’Hara,

    • KenoshaMarge

      Devious as she was she was a survivor. Sometimes that takes the most strength.

      I do have to admit that I “like” to see women who can kick ass. My favorite, in a television series is Ziva in NCIS. That woman can kick some serious ass!

  • EllenD818

    “Did you notice that Wintour is vying to be Ambassador to Brittain? Are you kidding me? Isn’t that position supposed to be for a diplomat?”

    No – the plum positions are set aside for key supporters of each new President – generally rich guys like Walter Annenberg who was a previous ambassador there.
    Shirley Temple got appointed ambassador to a couple of countries.
    That’s the payoff for raising money. Been happening forever.
    It must be frustrating for the real diplomats.

    • FLDemFem

      Not really. In a big post like that, the State Dept. puts in a good staff with a totally competent DCM, Deputy Chief of Mission, second in the Embassy. Then all the Ambassador has to do is read the briefs and give parties. If Anna Wintour gets the job, she will only be in it for a few months. Enough to look good on her resume, nothing more. Romney will appoint someone else. And I am not sure she would like the job. She has to do as State, aka Hillary, tells her. Ms. Wintour is not accustomed to taking orders. She is used to being in charge.

      • EllenD818

        Thanks for your info FLDemFem. Good point about taking orders from State. Maybe that’s why Shirley Temple was more successful – she was appointed by two Presidents to two different countries. She was used to taking direction professionally.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5LZSPYBO4QY2EQFQ7TC6SDMK24 Janet

    That’s what makes it so believable!