thursday thirteen--women I think are sexy

This is all the rage, right? Maxim, afterellen, doug--all sorts of publications are making lists.

Speaking of sex, and labeling, Mike has a theory that a person's preference should identify them, not their own sex gender (that's his other big contribution to the vocabulary of sexuality. No more use of sex to Gender) So he'd be a lesbian. Homosexual wouldn't work for everyone who likes men so we'd have to come up with a new one. Gay is okay. So yeah, he's a lesbian and I'm gay.

I think it's a workable idea and am ready to roll with it.

Okay, my 13:

1. Angelina Jolie. Sorry, I can't help it. I just think she is.

2. An old one from way back when, Dolly Parton. When I was a kid I thought her over-the-top hair was the business. And the nails and the boobs and omilordy lord. She was so entirely different from the women I knew. Golly! Not really sexual, perhaps, but just ....exotic.

3. My neighbor Marie. Grey hair and blue eyes are always a great combo.

4. The art teacher, Deta. But I think almost everyone in the school, parents and kids, has a crush on her. A few hate her, but that's the price of fame and glory.

5. Kate Winslet, but mostly because of her first name and accent.

6. The woman at the gym whose name I keep forgetting. She wears tights and a teeshirt and I swear it's a good thing it's a single sex gym because the sight of her would put straight males into a testosterone tizzy while they worked out and there's be some injuries.

7. Beyonce. The butt.

8. Someone said Helen Mirren and yeah, she really is. That restrained British thing works for women as well as men.

9. Myfanwy Waring. The name and the cheekbones.

10. Queen Latifah--hey, I like Stella's Gonzales's list

11. Olympia Dukakis.
oh and
12. Cher in Moonstruck. I thought they both fit the bill in that movie.

13. Diane Keaton's skin. We just watched Love and Death, and I got what people mean about sexy skin again. Mike has a Michelle Pfeiffer crush and I think her skin (and other parts) got to him when he watched The Fabulous Baker Boys. As our pal Kathy says, the poor boy never did recover from that movie.

I think Pfeiffer has a tendency to pink up in a slightly rabbit-ish fashion--eyes and nose. Not exactly UN-sexy, but something I notice which makes me worry for her and therefore removes the pure admiration factor.

Mike's other long-time crush? Susan Sarandon. The words "Lemons and Susan Sarandon" give him that far-away look of pure lust because of that movie, Atlantic City.

Hey how come Susan Sarandon isn't on the lists any more? She's was aging beautifully last time I saw. There are the other actresses like Geena Davis and Jamie Lee Curtis and uummm the one I always mix Sarandon up with whose name is also S and who's tall and dark haired. Wonder which lists they land on now.

Hey Tangent Time:
I was looking up big names from a decade or two ago (trying to remember that damn actress that I mix up with Sarandon. Still can't.)--I ran across Sissy Spacek, Jodie Foster, Meryl Streep, Marsha Mason, Julie Walters, Faye Dunaway, Liv Ullman, Emma Thompson, Bette Midler, Jessica Lang, Kathleen Turner, Holly Hunter...hmmm. This worries me. They all projected intelligence and sexiness.

Who's like that now? I can't come up with names other than Kate Winslet. Even Melanie Griffith (whom I suspect is a dumb bunny. Only suspect, okay?) played smart people back then. I guess what's her name in the pirate movies........Keira Knightly is a smartypants and that's okay.


  1. Susan Sarandon in Bull Durham. That's sexy.

    And I adore Dolly Parton too! She's the Mae West of our generation....

  2. Hmmm. I'll agree with most of those--the ones I recognize, at least. I'm very fond of Eliza Dushku, but that might be because of the roles she's played.

    Carl's fave (at least the one he admits to me!): Renee Zellweger, with the extra pounds she had in Bridget Jones. I'm not sure what it says about me that he goes for cute more than sexy. Probably best not to over-analyze it, huh?

  3. Cate Blanchett - gorgeous skin, wonderful cheekbones, and definitely intelligent.

    And she's Australian :-)

    Judy Davis, another Australian, is definitely intelligent as well, but she's probably almost part of that previous generation now.

  4. The one you always mix up with Susan Sarandon, would that be the same one who plays Susan's mom in Desperate Housewives? Because I always mix those two up too. Her name is Lesley Anne Warren and she did the best dance in the movie Victor Victoria A movie she stole completely from Julie Andrews.

    Unless it's someone else then forgive me for the LAW hijack, but the woman cracks me up!

  5. Wasn't Susan Sarandon in Rocky Horror? Or am I remembering that wrong? Too lazy to click IMDB right now. But if it was her, WHAT BOOBAGE!

    Have to look up that Myfanwy chick. What a name.

  6. Re Myfanwy: wow. Like a 50s pin-up. But with crazy eyes.

  7. wendy, you're the only other person I know willing to admit to a Dolly Parton fixation. we should start a club.
    Darla, Yeah! Renee Zellweger. She's got the smart thing going too, or at least has the air of being ready to be more than teh sexy babe.
    OF course it's the parts. The parts help define them and their images and thats all we can see.

    Bron, I remember Judy from My Brilliant Career and I never did get that movie. I think it was overhyped and so I was expecting more. Yeah, Cate!

    doug I love the crazy eyes. She's definitely a murder suspect.

    lyvvie, that's not the one. I'm still trying to figure this out. I think her name also begins with S. But LAW is another good one. She had the neck. Wasn't she in the cinderella production from a gazillion years ago? Where are all these women now?


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