Monday, February 23, 2009


According to Wall Street Journal, actresses who play strippers or hookers stand a better chance of winning an Academy Award.

Here's why:
Historically, there have been fewer edgy roles for women, and the world's oldest profession -- prostitution - offers a natural corollary to another time-tested role, the male criminal. Another reason: Inherently flawed characters, who possess what some might see as mental, moral or physical imperfections, make for more courageous acting performances.

Which makes Marisa Tomei a front runner today.
And I hope she wins.
Not just because she is beautiful, sexy, talented and a radiant presence.
But because it takes a rare courage to strip and deliver a standout performance, in movie after movie.

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