Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The wolf shall dwell with the lamb

I know that March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb, but this is ridiculous. Why is Amanda Seyfried posing with so many barnyard animals in Elle magazine? What is happening? Is this some high fashion version of Animal Farm? I hope she’s not allergic. Does anyone have Zyrtec? I think it’s just supposed to be quite literally a representation of spring. But it’s kind of weirding me out. Like I’m getting a strange Silence of the Lambs feel. Is she going to eat any of those animals? Someone call PETA. I have so many questions that do not involve what the photo editor no doubt intended, which was, “Aw, look at the cute baby animals.”

On a somewhat unrelated note, I recently watched “Jennifer’s Body” for the first time. I’m not really a horror film person (and by “not really” I mean “I’m a big wuss”) so it took me a while. But I have to say, it was OK. I mean, there were some problematic plot points. But it didn’t seem like a 40-something percent Tomatoes Meter movie. But then, I’m prone to like films with female leads, even when one of them is a flesh-eating demon.

Though what surprised me most about the film (though, I guess from a crass marketing perspective it is gold) was the intense relationship between Needy and Jennifer. Of course, I’d seen The Kiss (which, come on, hot). But what was more interesting was Jennifer’s real connection to Needy. While non-demonified, it seemed Needy (hello, her name) was the more dependent in the friendship, but AS (After Sacrifice) Jennifer is really the one clinging to whatever they had. And (Spoilers: Jesus, do I need them for a two-year-old movie?) once that tie is broken completely she sort of gives up. Yes, there were the unfortunate “teenage girls are evil” overtones. But there’s a pretty fascinating feminist film theory paper in there somewhere. Also, Megan Fox looks good in tight jeans. What? I’m human.

And while we’re on the topic of Amanda Seyfried, can I just say she’s a surprisingly good singer. I’m totally ashamed to admit that I haven’t seen “Mamma Mia!” yet, which makes absolutely no sense because I love ABBA, Meryl Streep and beautiful Greek islands. But I haven’t. And so I missed out on her singing. But having caught a couple of the clips on YouTube, you can’t really tell because the songs are produced to a polish. But when you hear her acoustic? Wow. She has a nice timber to her voice. It’s lovely, sexy, lovely some more. And she plays guitar – that’s a weakness of mine. Like, did you know she wrote this song for the “Dear John” soundtrack, which is probably the only good thing to come out of a Tatum Channing collaboration?

I know I was ragging on some other actor-singers last week (cough, still J-LO, cough), but Amanda can go off and record a record whenever she wants. She just released a cover of Sam the Sham & The Pharoahs’ “L’il Red Riding Hood,” which in turn is possibly the only good thing to come out of that critically lambasted fairy tale.

Seriously, she made the languidly lecherous vibe of this dirty ditty sound slyly seductive. And watching her sing the praises of full lips. Yes, please. See, Elle magazine, you posed Amanda with the wrong animals. That girl is a wolf.


no-one said...

I can't bring myself to watch Jennifer's Body. I love horror movies, and normally I'm all about hot brunettes who are totally kick-ass, but there's an indefinable something about Megan Fox that I find soooo off-putting.

Kathryn said...

Love Amanda Seyfriend and love that photo shoot. Offbeat and YUMMY.

alex dumas said...

I love you, Dorothy, for giving me this song.

ted pikul said...

I used to just love this little lady, but then I saw her recently on Letterman. She came off as kinda full of herself and kinda mean. She's still gorgeous, but not so much to me anymore.

folkpants said...

Oh my! Amanda continues to blow me away. I first met her as Lily Kane on 'Veronica Mars.' The more I see her, the better I appreciate her talent. (I was just WOWED by 'Chloe.' And not just because of the sex scene.)

Now this cover of Little Red Ridin' Hood! Best song, she did a great job. Thanks for giving us that clip, Ms. Snarker.

sonja said...

I just bought "l'il red riding hood" from iTunes. Definitely sexy.

Alexandra F-J said...

<3 Love :)

Elin said...

I saw her on Letterman, too. She wasn't cool, but maybe it was an offday.

Thanks for sharing the "Little House." It made my morning.

RizzRustbolt said...

Meh... I like Emily Browning better.

Anonymous said...

You finally write a post on the talented, gorgeous, and extremely LGBT friendly Amanda Seyfried, and it's mainly about how you don't like her posing with sheep... Oh, Dorothy. You disappoint me sometimes (but I still love you, regardless. ;))

As for Megan Fox, ugh... She said she was "bi" then, a few months later when asked about her kiss with Amanda in "Jennifer's Body," she got really awkward and started saying how she just "doesn't do that sort of thing" (kiss girls) and that she and Amanda were really uncomfortable, yet whenever Amanda was asked about it in interviews, she said it was totally chill and how she was lucky to have been in so many movies so far where she got to kiss some really hot women.


Amanda Seyfried = LGBT supporter

Megan Fox = Pretends to be bi to add to her sex appeal

Anyway, I'm done ranting now. Kind of unrelated to your post, kind of not, but like you (cough, cough, Katy Perry, cough cough) I'm getting really sick of chicks pretending to be LGBT just because they want to be sexy.

Anonymous said...

no offense cus i saw it,
i like ABBA, but
mamma mia is little
disappointing. i should see
phantom or maybe other things.

it was a year? ago.
thanks always, and good night~
i'm leaving comment cus
well, let me save the story for later.

Anonymous said...

o, i'm talking about musical.
you know, my frans wanted see it
when the musical team
came to my country.
but of course i couldn't go with,
i should, i think,

then when i saw the huge ad panel
in times sq. it reminded me that,
so simply. then i think i had kind
of right feeling long ago.

other people enjoyed and they're great,
just my thing, i like that show, just,
you know.

TheWeyrd1 said...

mmmmm...that rendition of "L’il Red Riding Hood" was yummy! I need to find the mp3 now. And I just saw that Kathryn called Amanda yummy. I think we might have a quorum now...heh

theredbaron said...

"She has a nice timber to her voice."

OK -- I hate to be picky, but...

The word to describe pleasing vocal quality is "timbre". I don't think Amanda had a 2x4 in her throat. :)

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Yamilette27 said...

Wow! She is surprisingly good!