Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Let's Be Friends
As one of Scott Thompson's characters would say on Kids in the Hall - "well she's the last to know!".
I mean, really. Snore.
Did you see her in The Little Girl Who Lived Down the Lane back in 1976? Even Helen Keller could have told you then she was lesbionic. (that said, it is a pretty good movie!)
It is 2013. I don't care that she bothered to come out - let alone on national television. Yes, she should have done it eons ago, but you can't change the past. She made it seem all too easy to come out when she should have been leading the way for those decades younger than herself.
I'd say I was more shocked that she alluded to retiring from acting, but then I remember she's made the same move three times (Panic Room, Flight Plan, the Brave One), so I wasn't so broken-hearted. So she plays an vigilante mother time and time again - and not all that well. Snore.
I'm probably one of the few who thought she actually took a risk and didn't suck at Anna and the King.
For every Silence of the Lambs, there was a Maverick. For every Taxi Driver, there was a Nell.
If Jodie stays behind the camera, she'll just bring us more Beavers and Little Man Tates. Snore.
So if Foster has sins to atone for, it should be for continuing to befriend Mel Gibson. He's misogynistic, anti-Semitic, and has documented homophobic remarks. While I don't think Jodie is Jewish, she seemingly gives Mel a free pass on the other two.
Two communities she belongs to - women and gays - and she buddies up to that douche. While she might be condemned by some for not coming out, that won't be by me. But it's hard to let her off the hook for cavorting with an enemy.
I can't say I'll miss her. There. I said it.
Song by: the Lovemakers