Monday, August 03, 2009

Streep tease

A world where Meryl Streep is not sexy enough is a world in which I don’t want to live. Period. Full stop. But it was a world we all almost had to live in thanks to the underdeveloped definition of sexy from director Sydney Pollack back in the day. Last week, Meryl revealed that the “Out of Africa” director did not consider her “sexy” enough to play the role of the Danish writer Isak Dinesen. Meryl divulged this nugget to Conan on The Tonight Show, as well as her creative way of combating the problem. Hint: It involved the quicker picker upper.

Let us first get over our fit of giggles about an actress not being hot enough to play a writer. (I know from experience; I’m a writer.) But now let’s get to the not-so-funny fact that once again directors who should know better are looking past talent and straight to cleavage. Granted, that was back in 1985. But I’m sad to say I’m pretty sure this is still happening, all over Hollywood, right this very second. That sound you hear is the deep, impatient sigh of women everywhere who want, finally, to be judged on talent – nothing more or less.

Now, that said, the letch in me can’t help lingering on the visuals. Oh, Meryl. Just the thought seeing parts of you “mound up” is enough to send me into hotness overdrive. In fact, now I can think of nothing else. In case you need a visual reminder, there’s this [Click! To! Embiggen!]:

And those are of Meryl now. This is what she looked like back in her supposed not-hot-enough-to-be-Isak-Dinesen days.

Suck it, Sydney. The only things Meryl needs paper towels for is to hand out to her legions of admirers to wipe up the drool.

Speaking of drool, I just love it when Meryl gets her SGALGG on about Amy Adams. Look at her face: pure bliss. God, I can’t wait to see “Julie & Julia” this Friday. You’d better believe I’ll be on “mound” watch.

p.s. As if you needed more reasons to see this movie (Meryl? Amy? Food? Duh, I’m in!), it also has Jane freaking Lynch. Jane with Meryl together is almost too much awesomesauce for me to handle. Also, duuuuude. Check out Jane in a dress. Whoa.

17 comments:

bisquiat said...

Ooh, good call, Miss Snarker. I re-watched The River Wild this weekend just for the divine Miss Meryl.

Norma Desmond said...

Thank you for this. My lady Meryl can never get enough loving by my standards... Despite the fact that she is considered pretty much a living legend. There are just... no words.

;)) babs said...

I was already waiting for the meryl + amy photos!
(I knew you would not be able to resist)

streep has always been one of my favorite actresses and OUT OF AFRICA is my favorite movie ever, its so beautiful and it always makes me cry...

gosh, meryl & jane lynch would be the perfect couple!

;)) babs

astroidb612 said...

thank you. thank you. thank you. and thank you. only words i have.

Nina said...

Best thing I have seen today! Meryl is my favorite and she is a unique woman and actress. Thank you.

Big Shamu said...

I love Meryl and I really love Jane but I'm not loving Jane's dress.
Out.

Zimbochick said...

Meryl is in a class of her own. She is such a gracious dignified actress, unheard of in Hollywood today. I don't think I have ever seen her in a movie I didn't like. She has a vulnerability about her that she is not shamed to show, and yet she displays enormous strength of character. I also really respect how she has kept her personal life away from the media. She sure is a stunner. In the second picture I thought she looked a lot like Kate Winslet. Great article Ms. Snarker!

TheWeyrd1 said...

oh my...Jane Lynch...dress...wow. But sexy Ms. Streep with my home girl Amy Adams in a clich!!!

TheWeyrd1 said...

CLINCH I mean...lol

jennifer from pittsburgh said...

What I loved about the insult in Italian was that she understood what he said, and replied to it in kind. The old man had the nerve to get angry that she understood him!
She's just the most amazing woman ever!

jennifer said...

oh, dorothy...i LOVE you for this post!
today is my birthday and after having a very unpleasant day, i cruised on over here (because your blog always cheers me up) and i saw this post...
i am in complete lust with meryl...so, thanks for such a perfect birthday gift!!

scribegrrrl said...

I love Meryl so much, it's probably not healthy. I get all goofy-grinned whenever I see her on TV or on film or read something about her. It's just not normal. But I'm OK with it! And I thank you for this post.

P.S. Be sure to see "Theater of War" (the documentary) for some awesome peeks into Meryl's awesome mind.

P.P.S. I think J from P is talking about the Dino De Laurentiis comment -- he called Meryl "ugly." What is wrong with these men?!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this awesome Meryl post! Mmm...I've never wanted to be Amy Adams so much in my life before...if only I too could be squeezed by the lovely Ms. Streep...

tlsintx said...

yummmm. meryl streep.

Anonymous said...

Yo, I wish I was OUT OF AFRICA, but instead I'm in South Africa where we get to see JULIE & JULIA only in October- I'm throwing tantrums! Miss Snarker, please keep on consoling poor little me. Thanx! Nici

RachelShelleyRX said...

Just love how every picture is labled hotmeryl#.jpg. Tip my hat and rest my case by seconding this notion.

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I think she is 55 years old but she looks so sexy and beautiful , I think that she is better than some girl are 25-30 years old.