Wednesday, August 06, 2008

From the mailbag

Um, you remember that little, demure, understated movie called “Bitch Slap” I told you about last week? I believe words like “awesome” and “genius” and “breasts” were bandied about. Well, now let's add “friendly” to the list. Yesterday, I opened my email only to find this:
Subject: Erin Cummings from Bitch Slap

Dear Ms. Snarker,

Thank you for the witty and captivating article that you posted about "Bitch Slap." Since our invasion of Comic-Con a few weeks ago, several sites have posted reviews of, the film's poster and, of course, THAT TRAILER! However, none made me double over with giddiness and giggles in such a way as yours.

I was blown away by the overwhelming support and excitement that your readers offered in their comments. Thank Goddess - women who get it! Yes, this film has gratuitous cleavage shots. Yes, sexual innuendo permeates every line of dialog. Yes, it is reminiscent of all those terribly trashy B films that are so obviously driven by a male point of view. And that's why this film is so much fun - we're in on the joke too! In the slow motion shot where I emerge from the smoky inferno with the massive machine gun, I felt powerful and alive and uber-sexy. I felt that way because I remember seeing Bruce Willis get to do similar things in "Die Hard" and feeling that I, as a woman, might never get those "glory shots." I might not get to be the hero and save the day (or the girl). In this film I do.

Again, I cannot thank your readers enough for their interest and excitement over the film. I can say with most certainty that they will not be disappointed and I look forward to your thoughts as future trailers and, ultimately, the film are released. Your words very much appreciated by each of us.

Erin Cummings

p.s. - Yes, that is me kissing Julia in those shots. However, I also kiss America. And America kisses Julia. We each kiss each other. It's complicated...
Um, wow. Erin plays the red-headed, pistol-packing corporate power broker Hel. You might also recognize her as Melissa from the second season of “Dante's Cove.” Look, I was already sold on the movie from the trailer alone, but now I feel like buying tickets by the bushel. Seriously. Great movie or greatest movie ever?

Oh, and for the record, I asked Ms. Cummings' permission to reprint her very kind email and she generously agreed. I have manners, I wasn't born in a barn. Not that I have anything against barns. Or hay. Or rolling in hay. Dammit, I've lost my train of thought. Geez, if this is what repeated viewings of the “Bitch Slap” trailer does to my brain, just imagine what the whole movie will do. Hello cerebral puddle.


flamethrower said...

ga ga ga drool

bisquiat said...

I'd like to propose a group viewing at the BitchSlap Premiere (or shortly thereafter) of all the L.A. area Faithful Snarker Readers. Anyone interested?

Sabriel said...

She said uber... *drool* cute and using geeky words!

bisquiat I wish I were in LA, I'd be well up for a group viewing! The trailer gave me little goosebumps when I first watched it.

Syd said...

Could she be any hotter or more gracious? Schwing!!

Anonymous said...

I come from my Mean Girls viewing/Tina Fey drooling to this post. LOL!!!!! So freaking awesome.

Perhaps B movies are the new black?

Anonymous said...

Wow, that's such an awesome (and personal) letter from Erin Cummings! I'm now even MORE excited to see "Bitch Slap", b/c who doesn't like givin' a little love back? Smokin' + intelligent ? Yep, I'm gonna be seeing this movie. ;) At this rate, I don't know if I'm going to be able to handle the wait before it comes out!

TheWeyrd1 said...


Shasta said...

Oh golly, so no only hot, but articulate! Hooray! I agree, this movie looks like it'll be a blast. Um, although a large part of that is my delight at the hotness and the girl-kissing. Especially now that I hear it's a lot of girl-kissing! Hooray!
Her comment about the "hero-shot" that Bruce Willis got is a big part of why I loved Xena so much. Xena got the hero-shots and she was darn great in them. Funny (and a bit awesome) that we're getting this entertainment from male producers and writers. Hmmm!

frannie said...

Hell to the YEAH!!!!

cocoro said...


anyway, the email that you've got from Ms cummings doesn't look written by a woman though.

ah, sleepy anyway.
thank you for the post. the point is that
he is forcing you.

Anonymous said...

I have to say that if I weren't already sold on seeing this film when it comes out (thanks to you, Ms. Snarker) then those lovely and kind words of thanks from Erin would certainly have made me want to see the film.
It's great when actors appreciate their fan base... it sounds like Erin and the rest of the cast and crew of "Bitch Slap" are an awesome bunch... so I think it only fitting that we return Erin's kindness and see her and the rest of the "Bitch Slap" cast when the film opens.

Natazzz said...

Nough said.

alien queen said...

Wow, so not only is Erin a smokin' hot redhead but she's smart, articulate, charming and loves to play kick-ass babes? Yup, I think I have a new crush.

Jay said...

thanks for the letter Erin, wish you much success & an awesome premiere. Cheers to inverted feminism lol

pyewacket said...

"p.s. - Yes, that is me kissing Julia in those shots. However, I also kiss America. And America kisses Julia. We each kiss each other. It's complicated..."

It might be complicated, but it works for me. :)

Not only is it too long of a wait for the movie to hit the theaters in December...

It is just sheer torture until it comes out on DVD!


I can only watch the trailer so many times!

(Note to self: must start incredibly witty and snarky blog ASAP so I, too, can attract hot email buddies.)

The Big Shamu said...

Oh, for the love of dog, not only do I HAVE to wait until Christmas for the release, now we have our own personal tease to whip us into a frothy Bitch Slap frenzy.
It's going to be a long few months until December.

Anonymous said...

Erin! Erin! Erin!

When one of the actors spends time to write to you, Dorothy, and thanks you, that makes her one swell gal in my book!

Time for syndication, I'd say.