Thursday, October 06, 2011

Prime of life

Maria Bello is kind of like lesbian catnip. You can go for days, months, possibly even years without thinking about her and then the minute she is in front of you again you go a completely mad with excitement. How is this woman so delicious? It’s not just that she is beautiful, which she is. She is so beautiful, and age has only had her face more interesting and expressive. But it’s that she seems so capable. Lesbians love a capable lady. That doesn’t mean she has to know how to change her own oil or level a doorframe. But she knows exactly who to call to do it, and will supervise carefully. Helpless is not something she can really play. And, man, is that sexy. It is grown-up sexy personified. Leave the damsels in their various states of distress to the white knights of the world. I’ll take a lady who knows what she’s doing instead any and every day.

I think that’s what makes her so good in “Prime Suspect.” Her Det. Jane Timoney is infinitely capable. That doesn’t mean she’s somehow supernaturally gifted – she just pays attention and works harder than anyone else in the room. It’s what makes real people good at their jobs. It’s why she seems so believable in hers. This isn’t to say that her good detective is perfect – that would be boring. She has her issues and isn’t the least bit worried about making nice. But I like that. Also I like the clothes they’re putting her in for the show. They’re not your standard-issue lady cop suits. They’ve got more flare without being overly butch or overly femme. Of course, I’m a sucker for a lady who knows how to lean. She leans great.

Also, when she needs to, fucking hell can Maria bring the sexy. Like I was saying, I love a lady who knows what she’s doing. And she can definitely, definitely leave her hat on.

You can read my Prime Suspect SnapCaps every Friday on AfterEllen. You are, of course, perfectly welcome to keep staring slack-jawed at these pictures until then. Hey, honey, you’re drooling.

15 comments:

buddyroe said...

Tight friends with Carrie Anne Moss? Rilke lover? Builds movie theater in Haiti with Olivia Wilde? Maria Bello is teh awesome in real life, not just onscreen. Woman even made William H. Macy seem sexy. *recalls MB in 'The Cooler' and passes out cold*

Anonymous said...

I'm surprised you havn't linked to this picture yet: http://www.whosay.com/hopesolo/photos/76163?code=NrqOkJ It's been online for 3 days already... =)

Shasta said...

I'm enjoying the show and it's completely because of Maria Bello. She really is catnip. Yummy.
(and that Hope Solo pic? whoa!)

Anonymous said...

"They’ve got more flare without being overly butch or overly femme."

Not to be pedantic, but I think your mind got a little overheated - did you mean flair? on the other hand she may well light a (lesbian) flare here and there... ;)

beebee said...

totally yummy.

The Erin Grant said...

Bello is hella-sexy, but Prime Suspect sucks!

Anonymous said...

awful show as Bello,'s acting & not hot at all,bad move Dorothy,looks so old and weird,NBC,cancel it asap,the real with Mirren was better by far,even if not great IMO

Anonymous said...

Detective Jane is my new GF for the exact reasons you state, as well as WOW: check out them photos.

Solo said...

Just a couple of days ago, a friend and I were going through the IMDb in search of an actress for a part in a script I just finished. The friend, on her laptop, stopped and said, "Oooo, this lady looks JUST like your type!" She turned the screen to me and it was Maria Bello.
I can dream, can't I??

mckate said...

Have given this show a shot because of your recommendation and also that catnip factor.
Liking it, kind of, but...
First show: rapist kills woman, second show: weirdo kills woman, third show: husband kills woman.
How about this - a drug deal goes bad and a dude kills another dude.
Variety. Spice of life and all that.

Sasha said...

Swing and a miss.... she's far butcher than thou. Maria Bello looks like she sports a 5 o'clock shadow-- at 3 in the afternoon. I must have missed the meeting when 'massive jawline' was a an essential girly-girl criterion. I'll take soft and curvy over tough and stringy any day (or night) of the week.

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hotfemmeinthecity said...

Prime Suspect is soooo trying to draw in the lesbian audience by having Bello wear that fedora. No lesbian can resist a good fedora.

Kirsten said...

Heya Dorothy,
Thought you might find this article interesting...although you probably have come across it already:
http://nymag.com/daily/entertainment/2011/10/maria_bello_chat_room.html?mid=377765&rid=422527734

Cheers,
k.

freakysnob said...

I'm her her fan since Maria portrayed as Dr Anna Del Aminco in ER and now I'm so in love with Det Timoney. Still can't believe that the show might be got cancel.