Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Speaking of Ugly ...

WTF is up with this?
Kidman is one of those women who turns other women off. And no, not just because she's pretty and we're jealous. It is because we perceive, and men don't, that she's one of the most overrated actors in the world, a woman who has been the kiss of death in practically every movie she has starred in.
When I was at WQBK-FM in Albany, NY, Jo Carenza and I used to joke that we were going to start a new gender because of consultants who said we had to play Journey and Foreigner to appeal to female listeners. So, maybe it's just me, but what a bizarre pronouncement. I don't think I've heard very many men approach rapture when they speak or write of Kidman's acting skills. I think most men see her as someone who's there to bring on the pretty, and most women do too, and appreciate that someone who is hired to bring the pretty can do it interestingly, without presenting our gender as an airhead. Most of the movies she's in that are cold or lukewarm at the box office aren't exactly in the Jerry Bruckheimer league, you know? Dogville? Like anyone ever expected that was going to land in the top 10 some Monday morning?

Anyway, I'm going to try to catch Australia this afternoon. If I do, check back tonight or tomorrow morning for a review.

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