Soccer and High Heels
Hot on the high-heels of Felicity Huffman’s critically acclaimed Transamerica, She’s the Man is a gender bending comedy of errors, recycled from parts of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night and Robin Williams’ Mrs Doubtfire. In it Amanda Byrnes plays a girl who pretends to be a boy in order to play soccer. “Everybody has a secret…” reads the almost necessarily long tagline on the movie’s poster....
Nannying has had its fair share of bad PR. British au pair, Louise Woodward and her murder trial did little for its image; so too did Jude Law when he, rather bizarrely, cheated on his fiancée, Sienna Miller with his children’s nanny. Then, of course, there was the Robin Williams film, Mrs Doubtfire, in which the profession is depicted as an opportunity for some cross-dressing, gender bending,...
Be still my stupid heart.
Do you remember that college film, in which a guy cheats on his girlfriend on camera, accidentally sends it to her and then embarks on a road trip to retrieve the tape before she sees it? You know, he and his friends hit the road…in a trip across the States? And lots of funny things happen on the road and during their trip? What’s it called? ‘Road’ something? Something ‘Trip’? I don’t know....
Blog Author for Sale
In my last post, pointless though it was, I asked whether my trip to California had changed me. The question plagued me for, oh, fifteen minutes. I had just as soon forgotten it when Vodafone, my mobile phone provider, called with an answer. If I had changed since my trip it was financially. Whilst out there, it seems, I made a number of calls, resulting in a bill of £360. I have changed. I’m...
It's a kind of magic
Somebody asked me tonight if I was a long baby when I was born. I said, “Yes.” I said that I was unravelled like a never-ending handkerchief from a magician’s sleeve. And just as I vanished to America for a month, I now feel suddenly pulled from a hat – a floppy eared bunny rabbit! Ta-da. OK, I may be no more floppy eared than usual (they’ve always been big) or, indeed, as highly sexed as a...