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October 18, 2006

A hooker and a porn star


Sarah Michelle Gellar reportedly believes she was a natural for her rĂ´le in Southland Tales as she looks like a cross between "a hooker and a porn star." I don't see it myself. More likely one of those delusional Belle de Jour episodes I have noticed tend to follow the acquisition of an MA in sociology or women's studies. Perhaps Ms. Gellar might consider grad school to get into the spirit of things.

Gellar attracted a legion of male fans playing Buffy, and sent pulses racing with her tight costumes. However, the actress refused to bare her breasts in 'Southland Tales', despite her illicit role.

She revealed: "My trainer said to me, 'So we've got to start getting you in shape for this topless scene.' And I was like, 'I'm sorry, what?' And he said he had read somewhere that I had said I really wanted to take my top off in a movie. But I immediately said to him, 'To know me is to know that's not true.'"

Posted by Ghost of a flea at October 18, 2006 07:24 AM


Maybe I am too old-fashioned, but what is the point of competing for the role of an ex-pr0n-star if one is skittish about showing off the goods?

On the other hand, I would really enjoy a career as an IT jerk who doesn't actually have to see, hear or think about computers and networks.

Posted by: Chris Taylor [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 19, 2006 03:58 PM

I can speak from personal experience in saying it is frowned upon for communication studies professors to enjoy television or commercial cinema. I was not cut out for the job.

Posted by: Ghost of a flea [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 19, 2006 04:03 PM

I sense that you are not at all kidding, which can say bad things about the state of the ivory tower. I wonder if there are any other faculties where an enjoyment of the subject matter would be treated as a vice.

Posted by: Chris Taylor [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 19, 2006 04:35 PM