28 September 2006

Ehhhh... joyeux anniversaire?

Iconic, beautiful, tragic. Yes, today is Brigitte Bardot's birthday, and I would like to wish her a happy birthday if she weren't such an asshole. Sure, she only made one film that's even worth mentioning (that being Godard's Contempt [Le Mépris], though she does have a small cameo in Godard's lesser Masculin féminin), she certainly had her place in the minds of men all over the world. And, I, for one, will always adore "Bonnie and Clyde" with Serge Gainsbourg. Currently (if you didn't know), she is married to an extreme-right French politician, supports animal rights, hates Muslims, thinks homosexuals are carnival freak-shows, and runs her mouth whenever possible, after retiring from film after Don Juan, or If Don Juan Were a Woman. So, thanks, Brigitte, but no thanks. Sometimes icons really should have faded away.

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