Monday, June 25, 2007

Helena’s milkshake

CLICK for the full shimmy shake...Can we just talk about this picture for a minute? Now, I love me some Helena Bonham Carter (despite the fact that the longer she stays with Tim Burton, the more she starts to resemble the witch who lives under your staircase and feeds on the dreams of children…but in a nice way). Her China doll face is a perfect compliment to whatever Victorian, gothic, magical, ape role you throw at her. Still this new portrait raises an eyebrow. Why? Well, it’s all about context. The Associated Press took this picture of Helena as a promo for “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.” Ostensibly, this means that this is the shot of Helena that family newspapers across the country will be running with their Harry Potter features. To which I say, bahwah? Cause this shot does not say, “Come see this great children’s movie!” It says, “Hold the cookies, just gimme the milk!”

p.s. Apparently, I’m all about the milk and cookies today.

4 comments:

MetaSin Girl said...

“Got milk?” indeed. This pic just made me...all kindsa thirsty.

And just think of all the young girls who will see this promo pic and experience those “funny feelings” for the first time. I see this pic as a PSA for girls who don’t know they’re lesbians yet. The AP has actually done them a favor!

reelgal said...

Well let's take a step back and say, "Hmm, nice choice of outfit for the press conference, Helena." Maybe she's spent so much time in those period pieces that she just can't stop showing the decolletage.

Anonymous said...

Gargh.....*drools* Why isn't that girl even slightly gay....ah well, I'll just examine the photo for empirical evidence of lezzieness....

CoffeeDog said...

Yessssss.....I'm a huge fan of milk.

BTW, love your blog!