We just watched Midnight in Paris again the other day. It occurred to me that I might suffer from that same condition the Owen Wilson character, Gil, has, nostalgia. I’ll admit it; I idealize a lot of stuff in the past, and rant about the wretched state of things today. I look to the past for my stars too. There’s a twinkle about retro woman style that I dig. Watch The 7 Year Itch (featuring Monroe), Cactus Flower (Goldie Hawn, Walter Matthau and Ingrid Berghman) or Any I Love Lucy episode (Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz), and you will see what I mean. Retro comedy in general embraced and played with physical comedy more so than today. So, naturally women comediennes were also more physical, making awesome faces and swinging hip & hyper moves, all the while, somehow, maintaining individual & major pageants of glam.
Okay. I do sound like Gil from Midnight in Paris.
So, with all that being said, there are some contemporary comediennes too. I’m currently a fan of Cara Delevingne. She’s known as a super model and very recently as as an actress, but I think she’s a comedienne too. She’s got that old school twinkle. She’s all of the above and more; she’s young and currently on the rise to stardom. I’m looking forward to seeing where she lands.
16 Reasons to Love Cara Delevinge
1. She stops and signs autographs.
2. She has sweet tatoos. — she’s a Leo like me too 🙂 —
3. She’s on an elevator.
4. She’s gangster.
5. She’s groovy.
6. She’s a boss.
7. She’s grungy.
8. She knows people.
9. She rocks beanies.
10. She’s spunky-sexy.
11. She’s elegant.
12. She’s a cowboy.
13. She’s punk.
14. She’s a dork.
15. She rocks out.
16. She seems super chill.
Bonus pretty kitty pic…
I’m so pleased to announce that three of my poems, “Slots,” “Scraping” and “Make a Decision” have been published in Barking Sycamores Literary Magazine Issue 13. Barking Sycamores is dedicated to neurodivergent literature and its craft. I’m so honored to be a part of this project. Barking Sycamores Issue 13
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