Monday, May 17, 2010

Shock Theater

I realize it's trite to say it, but it's so fitting in this case that it's simply impossible to restrain oneself. Although I must admit that here it's tough to know which way the saying goes. Is it art imitating life, or the other way around? Or is it even possible to tell? No matter.

It would seem the Wilson couple, you know, Joe and Valerie, finally got the movie gig they were auditioning for from the very beginning. Remember the Vanity Fair piece with the accompanying photo in which they were both trying oh so hard to look just like Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint in Alfred Hitchcock's classic film North By Northwest? Alas, in the end, the handsome couple were denied the starring roles which went to the more seasoned actors, Sean Penn and Naomi Watts. Nevertheless, we are assured the movie remains still a faithful adaptation of their unbelievable story. And I do mean unbelievable.

Apparently, the entire episode did take its toll on the two. I am referring, of course, to their long struggle with the Bush Administration, not the making of the film. Ms. Wilson, when asked about it, replied that, "I'd gone from a job I loved, where discretion was paramount, to all of a sudden being the focus of unreal media attention, and I found that extremely difficult." Yep, posing for Vanity Fair can be a real drain on you.

I'm not sure if these two have broken the Mixed Doubles record for irreducible phoniness. The Clintons, after all, set the bar very high (low?). But surely they have earned their place on the podium among the medal winning elite.

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