Monday, May 12, 2008

Headdesk meet Headgun

Two Hollywood marketing execs are discussing how to make tough chicks looks sexy.
Dude One: So, like, she has to look sexy.
Dude Two: But tough.
Dude One: Sexy tough.
Dude Two: Or tough sexy.
Dude One: No, definitely sexy tough.
Dude Two: Have you heard of Sigmund Freud?

And, scene.

So, none-too-subtle Freudian overtones notwithstanding, when did the headgun become the tough gal pose of choice? Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy the tender brandishing of firearms by both Angelina Jolie and Lena Headey. (Not that I’m gun crazy in real life. Please, don’t write angry letters). But is there no other way to signal toughness and sensuality than to have a beautiful woman nuzzle the cold, hard steel of a pistol to her forehead with her eyes closed? Or did both “Wanted” and “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles” use the same marketing company? In which case, someone is getting paid twice for the same work.

Though perhaps I’m over-thinking it. Perhaps I need to give in to the “Blue Steel” of it all and realize that hot women and big guns has been one of Hollywood’s go-to pairings for decades. And, once I give up on the headdesk aspect, I can finally get to the central question these copycat images pose: Whose headgun is hotter?


[Click images to enlarge the headgun.]


Maria V. said...

On this one I'd say Lena. She looks much more real. (And yummy!)

Anonymous said...

Hm. I think Angie's tattoos, angle of the gun, and shading tip her pretty far, but Lena's arms are much sexier, so it's a tough call.

Lezlie Mac said...

I'd go Lena on this one. Little more skin, little less photoshop (it seems)and make up.
She might as well get rid of the gun...

Anonymous said...

Yeah, right...a tough call! I must say I think Lena looks sexier though. For once Angie will be the runner up.

Claudia said...

I too say Lena... She looks more real and well, sexier!
I'm over Angelina with guns... Ok, maybe not, but Lena is hotter here!

vikki said...

I'm going to go with AJ because of tattoos and the more stylized look.

Amanda said...

Tough question... that tattoos always get me though. Angelina.


MissAkilahC said...

I might be the only person in the world who doesn't like Miss. Joli. So my obvious answer is Lena... and I just love her anyway.

TheWeyrd1 said...

I think it boils down to: tats. If you like tats, it's Angelina. If you don't like tats, it's Lena. But seriously, can't we have both!?! In the same time...together. I'm just asking.

Stefanie said...

Lena all the way!

Pat, said...

Lena, Lena!!!

Lauwer said...

no doubt: LENA, more natural and believable!

slacker said...

The Jamie Lee pic is good, but that movie was dreadful. I'd say Lena on the remaining contenders.

Chi said...

gotta go with lena. deliciousness!!!

gailei said...

Lena's pose looks a bit awkward, like she's not comfortable holding the gun. While Angelina... well, she's Angelina.

yddari said...

The first time I saw that picture of Angelina Jolie was on Photoshop disasters, so I can't really vote for that one, can I?
Plus, I've had a soft spot for Lena since I saw Imagine Me & You.

V.I. said...


jetgirl said...

Although I like the stylized photo of Angelina, my vote is still for LENA!

I love this post! I've always compared the two ladies.

Lena has tattoos as well - I think there should be a Tattoo Off (for the next Angie VS Lena contest).

Other possible contest themes:

Lesbian roles
Boobs (heh)
Sex scene with Gerard Butler (lucky bastard)

Slym said...

That's such an unfair question but I figure if you had to be subjected to it, then why not subject us too...LOL.

But it's LENA all the way - she is the shit!!

Slym said...

Gotta admit though, it was an excellent play on the tats on Angie's arm. Everyting about the shot with the tats inccorporated is absolutely perfect.

Anonymous said...


I like the one with Angie, but it's photoshopped.

... Lena looks sexier, and natural, and gorgeous, and... I'll shut up now.

rara said...

Lena! Lena! LENA!!!!