Sunday, April 05, 2009

I Need Someone to Explain This to Me

Last night, the Crotchety Old Lady and I watched Baby Mama, the movie with Tina Fey, the official back up crush of the blog. As back up crush, Tina becomes the blog crush if Martha Stewart is ever unable to fulfill her duties as blog crush. We both liked the movie, and found it pretty funny.

So far, so good.

Immediately following the movie was Sex and the City, starring Sarah Jessica Parker

File photo
and while I didn't watch much of it (I do have some testosterone left) I began to wonder what is the attraction? Not just her, but everyone in the movie? Maybe it was only every single scene I watched, but they dress like hookers. Middle aged ones, and not very attractive ones at that. Except for the times they are nekkid.

Yet, weren't they all over TV and magazines as if they were some Hollywood bombshells, parading half nekkid wherever they could find a camera? Good gawd, has everyone forgotten what a beautiful woman with style looks like?




Me-Me King said...

I agree with you and I wish I had the answer. I believe that maybe this is the one of those times it's cool to be "old school".

Anonymous said...

SJP has a hawt bod...the face not so much...but guys don't look at that too much. You could say she's 90% hawt, 10% horse.


I just reread, boy I sound jealous and witchy!

And I'm not.


Ahem. Honest!

heh heh

The Hawg! said...

Yes. Yes everyone has forgotten what a beautiful woman looks like.

Sex and the City is one of those shows that makes me literally angry. A bunch of aging skanks griping, carping and being snarky. The whole production isn't worth a damn.

My Daily List said...

Normally, men's willingness to "know" a woman can be graphed with the x axis registering beauty and the y axis registering body. This explains why ugly hot woman get as many men as beautifully waifish women. The cast of Sex and the City introduces a Z axis that registers shame. As they are shameless whorish and annoying, they are 3 dimensionally unattractive to men who might wish to "know" them. (Gay men graph differently.)

A New Yorker said...

And that show screwed over more real NYC women by single NYC men with really wrong expectations!

sheila said...

I never could understand the appeal of the show - I couldn't watch it for more than 30 seconds - there is nothing appealing about any of those women AT ALL. Did anyone see the sex and the city spoof on "Disaster Movie"? (Now that's a classy movie, lol)

David said...

I found the Sex and the City movie a bit tired and boring - the TV show I did enjoy mostly because it was kinda outlandish but then I find humor in obsessive personalities in a show like that.

ReformingGeek said...

I watched the show once and didn't like it enough to watch it again. I have no desire to see the movie.

Scary stuff, horses trying to look hot.

Mary@Holy Mackerel said...

I never liked the show, the women drive me crazy with their whining and their voices and their focus on sexsexsex and fashion, and no, it's not jealousy. I've never seen the movie, and never will, unless someone pays me a lot of money and buys me Starbucks Caramel Apple drink for the next 10 years.

IB said...

I agree 100%. Marilyn in "The 7 Year Itch". Now that's 1 beautiful woman in 1 hilarious movie.

The Queen said...

watched it last night, and I thought it was as horrid as the TV show. I, being a woman of 50, believe you should only own the wardrobe of that show,, if you are in a constant Halloween party.. or on drugs.. either way..

Bryan said...

I agree with what everyone's saying about Sarah Jessica Horseface. She never did it for me.

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Da Old Man said...

@ Me-Me: Old School is always cool.

@ Quirky: I believe you

@ The Hawg: It's a show I have never seen. Mrs wanted to see the movie, I was busy online and just looked up every so often. That was enough for me.

@ My Daily List: Once again, Math solves a problem.

@ Lauren: I guess so. Never thought anyone believed things on TV.

@ Sheila: I've never seen the show either. Just no appeal to me at all.

@ David: Looked to be too much whining for me, though.

@ Reforming: Horses in halter tops are weird.

@ Mary: So, I take it, you aren't going to watch the second movie when that comes out, either?

@ IB: A total babe.

@ The Queen: I can't imagine anyone over the age of 25 wearing anything they had barely on.

@ Bryan: Thanks, I appreciate it.
I never understood the interest in SJP either.

Donnie said...

I totally agree and Matthew Broderick needs to get an aka., perhaps Ferris, and leave Mr. Ed.
BTW-Did you get your daily dose of Entrecard ads to go through this a.m.? That sucks. I had 20...

Da Old Man said...

@ Don: I had over 30. Totally starting to piss me off. I can only assume it's going to slow down soon.

Christopher Jones said...

beauty is in the eye and wallet of the desperate guy with a bottle of booze in the truck.

Or something like that.

savvy said...

Bro, you basically took the words out of my mouth. I am pushing 40,but I saw any of these chicks dressed that way coming towards me, my thought would be Geez, would you return your daughters clothes to her closet please. Not sexist, but dress at least close to your age. BTW, great selections of women with class!

Anonymous said...

Well, I have to disagree - I have been a SJP fan since Square Pegs (anyone remember that show?). And with all the emphasis on physical beauty isn't it refreshing that a woman with a less than classically beautiful face can still make a living in the entertainment industry? Perhaps talent trumps looks? What a concept! The clothes are fabulous, fantasy clothes. I don't have the body for them or the money, but wowzie I love to look! Samantha is the one character I did not like - a better friend you could not have, but her life style made me gag...Could be my age showing but she was a slut, no way around it.

Lin said...

I never got the whole Sarah Jessica Parker thing. Who decided that she is pretty? Not me! I think they just cram these "stars" down our throats and expect us not to think for ourselves.

jana said...

Ugh. I watched about 10 minutes of Sex & the City before I started to get really, REALLY pissed off.

Women allow themselves to be portrayed as empty headed whores, other women watch and admire the empty headed whores, then they ALL complain that men don't take them seriously.

That show gives women (and whores) a bad name.

Moonrayvenne said...

I never was interested in watching "Sex in the City". Rather watch a good comedy. I think the thing missing with actresses these days is "Class". No one seems to remember that wearing clothing can be very sexy.

Willy said...

Willy agrees - nekkid is nekkid but that don't make looks.

Give us back the oldies.

10-4 Willy

Da Old Man said...

@ CB: Reminds me of old country song, "The girls all get prettier at closing time."

@ Savvy: Exactly

@ Grace: I have no problem with her success. Many actresses are not classic beauties and find plenty of work, but don't try to pass themselves off as half nekkid sex symbols. Nothing wrong with wearing age appropriate clothing.

@ Lin: I didn't get to vote on it.

@ SpeakDog: They get offended when they are treated like that. You hit the nail on the head.

@ Collette: A man's imagination is better than the real thing. Mystery is sexy.

@ Hillbilly Willy: Give us back some class. Glenn Close was not the most beautiful woman ever, but she had style and class.

Unknown said...

I hear ya! Slutty tramp is the new sexy and quite frankly it is disgusting

Carl said...

Nice picture of Jessica Parker. Did you photoshop it? I don't remember she ever looked this adorable.

jana said...

Carl: It's the kicky hairdo that makes her so cute...

Unknown said...

I laughed my butt off over the horse pic. What made it especially funny was the note under saying "file photo" Don't forget Sophia Loren. Now that was gorgeous!