According to rumour (read: blogs that get more traffic than I do), there are plans to remake 'Barbarella' with Kate Beckinsale in the lead role.
That I managed to SPELL 'Kate Beckinsale' correctly - I ran it through Google as a spell check - should impress you. Because I have never seen this actress in anything, I think. Oh I KNOW she wore a latex catsuit in that vampire/werewolf thing and the sequel and that her husband directed it - but other than the 'before/after' cosmetic surgery blogs, I have no idea of who she is. That should earn an extra percentage for a publicist somewhere. Someone is earning their paycheck!
And - OK, I should turn in my boot fetishist card - I've never seen Barbarella.
No, REALLY, I haven't. It was a bit before my time, boys. Most of the girls my age wanted to be Princess Leia. Personally, I was hoping Darth Vader would have a personal assistant in a black leather catsuit and thigh-highs who booked his planet annihilations and typed up his sociable yet firm refusals of invitations, but George Lucas lacked my personal vision. I never got my action figure.
I DO know that Duran Duran got its name from Barbarella. Actually, up until a few years ago, that was the ONLY reason I knew of this film. And like the majority of avowed highschool goths, I secretly loved Duran Duran. We may have openly mocked the Simon and Nick groupies, but we drifted to sleep, clutching our pillows, to Save A Prayer.
The only reason I know that Jane Fonda was the lead actor - outside of the boots thing - is because there is a particular subset of American Conservatives whose heads expode when Jane Fonda is mentioned.
Because we should ALL be held responsible for what we did in our 20's.
I was an idiot who made bad decisions until I hit 31 or so. I'm probably STILL making them. I'm 37. Want to hold it against me?
I can't find it within myself to get outraged at a woman who is currently starring in a Lindsay Lohen flick. Actually, I think that must be a sort of personal hell, because she'll have to do the publicity circuit and say things like, "Lindsay is a wonderfully talented young actress" with a straight face.
But the point is - some idiotic producer who just downed his third triple latte and fifth Vicodin of the day has decided that Kate Beckinsale should be in white and black thigh high boots.
And they say that Hollywood doesn't get the common people. Don't lie to me, boys - if this comes to be, you'll be there opening night.