I had a bit of trouble falling asleep last night, though I think I squeezed in a couple of hours. So I don’t think I’ll be blogging too much today!
While vainly trying to sleep, I watched Miss Congeniality which was a late night movie on cable. It’s about a FBI agent, played by Sandra Bullock, who goes undercover as a beauty pageant contestant to nab a terrorist.
It’s almost like a horror movie to me – in a way. Her character, Gracie, is “transformed” from an unkempt, crude tomboy into…a beauty queen by a “consultant” played by Michael Caine. It’s kind of a modern take on My Fair Lady, only with no wagering ( though the stakes are high).
I actually enjoy the movie and like Bullock’s character (she is kind of a bad ass). But it is kind of offensive in a way, since she is “forced” to undergo this girly transformation. I don’t want hot wax forced on me! I don’t want to wear heels!
How about twist on this story – where a weenie hipster boy is forced to become more “manly?” Maybe weenie hipster snowflake boy is an FBI agent who has to infiltrate the Mafia?
His beard? Gone….Hair? Conservative cut. Skinny jeans/jogger pants? Nope. Maybe the powers that be would make him gain weight so he looks more like a “wise guy.” Dialogue coach would be played by DeNiro and make him watch a bunch of mob movies and go all Rex Harrison on his ass. Give him a shiny three-piece suit and expensive shades. Maybe a snazzy hat.
Maybe it’s more “funny” when a woman is unwillingly transformed into something she’s not?
Forgive me, readers (I’m a bit tired)!