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Dear Paulina Porizkova:
Please stop not being Stephanie Romanov. It's disconcerting, and she makes a better you than you do, anyway.

Brought to you by Knots, which despite the lesbian subplot that caused my initial interest, sucks and is boring. I like...*counts on fingers*...zero of these characters.

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ETA: You know, I was just basing that on [extreme] physical resemblence, but Jeebus. She's a lawyer. She's omnisexual and wears no panties. She is Lilah Morgan if she'd been allowed to be in a very boring sex comedy instead of a turgid supernatural soap-opera.
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julia_here

2005-07-06 05:19 am (UTC) (Link)

I have this theory about movies; any time the first familiar name (Annabelle Gish) is credited fifth or lower, and the most famous names are Paulina Poriskova and John Stamos and they're way down in the credits, well: in general, not a good sign.

So, this one works with that model, then?

Julia, trapped in a house with people who want to watch the Game Show Network

mpoetess

2005-07-06 05:27 am (UTC) (Link)

Indeed.

It's not per se that the actors are C-movie actors, I suppose, in this case. The acting fwiw is just fine; it's just a boring as hell script. On the other hand, a script that was not boring as hell could have in theory attracted bigger-name actors.

I can see what they wanted to do with it; PP's character (who would've been wonderful played by SR, seriously) is this Lilah-like fairy sexgodmother. And if the other characters had been remotely interesting, if the dialogue had been funny, the story could've worked. Instead it left me going "Well, blah. Still, look at Not-Stephanie-Romanov! Isn't she pretty? Ooh, legs!"

astarte99

2005-07-06 02:03 pm (UTC) (Link)

Damn it. I hate it when actresses forget to stop not being Stephanie Romanov. Lilah pretty much ruined any other attempt at the sexy hardass well dressed business-woman thing. *shakes head*

(also, eek, I don't have a Lilah icon. *panics*)

mpoetess

2005-07-06 03:20 pm (UTC) (Link)

This was like 10 times worse than any other "Should have been Lilah" I've seen, because PP } SR. And they're built the same; PP has legs that go all the way up.

astarte99

2005-07-06 04:46 pm (UTC) (Link)

The first one didn't work for me, but google saved the day. And dude, that's totally crazy. I wonder if she knows that she's a pale imitation, that would be so depressing.

mpoetess

2005-07-06 04:54 pm (UTC) (Link)

PP is four years older, so I suppose we could call her the trial model...

astarte99

2005-07-06 05:23 pm (UTC) (Link)

The Beta version. *grins* When I met SR in Chicago I was pretty damn convinced that she was the hottest woman alive, so she definitely is the revised model.

rubywisp

2005-07-06 07:52 pm (UTC) (Link)

Trial model. Hee.

(My best friend in high school (this was the 80's) was a huge fan of models in general, so PP is a name I know from way, way back. Did you know she is/used to be married to Ric Ocasek from the Cars? They must have the tallest, thinnest children on the planet.)

mpoetess

2005-07-06 07:57 pm (UTC) (Link)

Still is, as far as really lazy googling can tell. Two boys (plus one from his 1st marriage). Sadly no pictures except as babies, as far as I saw, though I didn't look hard.

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mpoetess

2005-07-06 04:57 pm (UTC) (Link)

I can totally understand confusing Nick Nolte and Gary Busey! They are fellow members of the Guys Whose Faces Are Carved Out Of Really Old Cheese club.

astarte99

2005-07-06 05:24 pm (UTC) (Link)

Guys Whose Faces Are Carved Out Of Really Old Cheese club.

Eek! *flees from the v bad mental image*

belleimani

2005-07-12 08:58 pm (UTC) (Link)

The resemblance is really there.
You know, I was just basing that on [extreme] physical resemblence, but Jeebus. She's a lawyer. She's omnisexual and wears no panties. She is Lilah Morgan if she'd been allowed to be in a very boring sex comedy instead of a turgid supernatural soap-opera
Mwahahahaha!

mpoetess

2005-07-13 08:22 pm (UTC) (Link)

SR is more buxom; Paulina is very thin, at least in this film. But they both have OMGlegs. And I swear they did PP's hairstyle purely based on Lilah. It tickled me so much that I took screencaps of the scene of the character behind a desk with the scales-of-justice behind her, but keep forgetting to post them.

belleimani

2005-07-13 10:23 pm (UTC) (Link)

Hee, yeah SR is extremely buxom actually, compared to PP she must have had those suits on ATS tailored to within an inch of their life to fit over those things.
Screencaps???
::puppy dog eyes::
Posty?

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mpoetess

2005-07-17 10:20 pm (UTC) (Link)

1 | 2 | 3 | 4

Definitely skinnier than SR and not as busty, but the hair, bone structure, expressions...

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belleimani

2005-07-18 02:23 am (UTC) (Link)

They need to play sisters. Seriously.

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lumenara

2005-07-19 01:16 am (UTC) (Link)

*clicks first one*

Dude, WTF? That's just... weird.

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mpoetess

2005-07-19 01:29 am (UTC) (Link)

And her mannerisms were similar too. Maybe a bit more frivolous, like Lilah-lite, but I spent the whole movie going WTF.

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lumenara

2005-07-19 03:09 pm (UTC) (Link)

I could kinda see those in that first one-- the expression was there. I wonder if that really was on purpose, or if they just don't know how to play this character-type any other way.

I can totally see why you were disconcerted, by the way.