Tuesday, April 29, 2008

What the World Needs Now Is Love, Big Love....

I have a favorite polygamist family. Shocking, I know. But prior to Lost being switched to 10 p.m. on Thursdays, I spent that hour with Bill Henrikson and his wives on Big Love. Fascinating (if somewhat sugar-coated on the multiple-wives issue). Superbly written. Perfect cast. Perfect.

I heart...
Bill Paxton.
Ginnifer Goodwin.
Jeanne Tripplehorn.
Chloƫ Sevigny.

And Amanda Seyfried.

Head on over to MovieZen. Your favorite blogger predicts that Seyfried's the next It Girl. (Please tell me you've seen Mean Girls. "There's a 30% chance that it's already raining!" Brilliant.)

And she'll probably be brilliant as Sophie. So if anyone wants to catch Mamma Mia! this July, I'm up for some serious ABBA loving. Possibly multiple times (if it lives up to the Meryl Streep/Colin Firth/Pierce Brosnan casting genius).

P.S. I've been told I look like Chloƫ. In some photos, I can sort of see it. Loved her in Zodiac. So I'll take it as a compliment. Better her than Bill Paxton....


michael lewis said...

I have only caught a few minutes of one episode.

However, I love the concept. Especially living in Southern Alberta (the Utah of Canada), and having several ex-Mormon friends. One is totally secular and agrees with much of the content in The God Makers. (And what's with this "anti-Mormon"? It seems that if anyone critiques anything, it's suddenly warranted to be anti-[that thing]; stupid really.)

But then I have another friend who is ex-Mormon but still defends the tradition and claims that no Mormon is polyamorous or polygamous, it's just the fringe sects (oddly, Mormonism was a fringe sect in itself before attaining cult-hood).

Anyway, this show is quite interesting in the social context in contrast with Bountiful BC, Colorado City AZ, and now Eldorado TX (and who knows how many towns and villages in Utah).

And I recall some line from a movie or an interview or some other place, a conversation between a Saudi Muslim and an American Christian, where the Christian accuses the Muslim of some moral wrong by having multiple wives, to which the Muslim replies: "but you're the same as me, except that I have all my wives at once, where you divorce and re-marry; I'm concurrent while you're consecutive".

And this only assumes that eros only enters a relationship once a couple is "married" (whatever that means: civil, spiritual, etc.). An ideal left-over from pre-cold war thinking which suggested that sexuality was confined to marriage. Not anymore! So what of all the yuppie urbanites, think the characters of Friends or Seinfeld, who enter into eros relationships at nigh a whim, and exit just as quickly? How is that different from living in a compound in Texas? Or an Austrian basement?

And at that, I will stop. Trounce me if need be.

Beth said...

a) chloe does look like you in that pic.

b) can we see mamma mia together?

nadine said...

Beth, are you still in Ontario when it opens? If so, then YES!!!