Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Vacation Vixen: Jodie Foster

I have a lot of complicated feelings about Jodie Foster. On the one hand, she is my first girl crush and my favorite brilliant, independent, uncompromising woman in Hollywood. On the other hand, she stands up for some real assholes like Mel Gibson and Roman Polanski. Well, I guess the one thing my brain can agree on is that she looks fucking hot (and gay) as hell in a tank top. OK, fine, it might be a muscle shirt instead – but it’s Tuesday and gets the benefit of the doubt. What can I say, when life gets confusing I hold on to the simple truths.

15 comments:

theliminalstate said...

My first true love....and what a great photo. Brains and beauty - there's no better combination.

Norma Desmond said...

If I say that Jodie Foster's appeal has always eluded me, I lose my lesbian street cred, don't I?

beebee said...

lygThere's something special about Jodie. There just is.

Enjoy your week Ms Snarker!

Anonymous said...

Yes, it is complicated and rarely do we have unadulterated pleasure. Jodie stands by Mel, who has to be one of the biggest assholes on the planet (presumably he's not such a jerk when he's A) not drunk and B) not sexually involved) and Roman, a great artist no doubt, but also without doubt a rapist. I guess Jodie gets points for loyalty. Somewhat less trying, but still conflicting: Mariska "I'm NOT gay" (sure, you're not) Hargitay and Angie "I luv, luv, luv the geighs, even as I support flat earth politics" Harmon. ARG! Why can't life ever be easy?

Jimena O. B. said...

I don´t care who she stands for, With that face I can´t think... Plus she speaks spanish perfectly:
"Una cerveza por favor" Contact

tlsintx said...

i'll take a muscle shirt over a tank top any day...

it's more confusing

Anonymous said...

Love her. I really don't see anything conflicting at all. Jodie stood by Mel by saying he's going through a dark time and she will help him though. That's a friend, a true friend. Even if you don't agree, and I don't, it's pretty admirable that she feels she can't leave him because he's starting to slip mentally. No matter what, if you ever called yourself a friend, how can you leave someone?

With Roman, she never said anything for Roman and she did NOT sign that petition that went around. To me this is just an artist with an another artist. Someone that can separate the man and his work. And get to work on great material with Kate Winslet.

lunch at 11:30 said...

i highly approve of this blog. the whole damn thing. every entry. bless your gay heart...

Ryou said...

@Anonymous: You just said what I wanted to say but failed to find the words for. Being there and supporting a friend in troubles don't necessarily mean that you agree with what they do. It just means that you're a loyal friend who will be there for them in good and bad times. :D

Discernment said...

The headlines about all of this suggest Jodie is defending these guys. I haven't heard her defend the behavior of either of them. For all we know she's read them the riot act (especially Mel).....in private. As another writer observed thankfully she didn't sign the Polanski petition. Although I bet she was asked to. None of us really know what Jodi Foster thinks but I suspect she's a person who believes in 1) privacy and 2) that people are complex.

Although I confess, I wish Polanski had returned to serve his jail-time in the US. However, he seems to have served it more recently elsewhere. The Atlantic blog on this makes a respectable best case for Foster and Winslett NOT to create with Polanski--empathy.

discernment said...

Oh, I forgot to leave the blog url. See below.


http://www.theatlantic.com/culture/archive/2010/09/why-are-kate-winslet-and-jodie-foster-working-with-roman-polanski/63571/

Anonymous said...

@Discernment

Polanski was only held under house arrest in his Swiss chalet after his arrest for some weeks until the Swiss government decided not to extradite him back to the US so that he could actually serve his time. So no, he did NOT serve his time. And working with Gibson (who espouses a particularly medieval form of Catholicism that rejects Vatican II and cannot possibly be gay friendly and is known to spew sexist and racist hate speech. It's nice she doesn't abandon friends in trouble, but WHY befriend this angry hater in the first place?) Polanski implicitly condones their behavior.

@ Jimena O.B.
She's fluent in French.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Sacha

JadedRogue said...

I find nothing about her appealing... Sad, I know - revoke my gay card...

cocoro said...

hi, ds!

do you need my hug?
very simple, you get one when you want.
nice day,

my picture,
i mean blog, you know blow away.
i will fix someday.

see you!