The fiance and I watched "The Notorious Bettie Page" last night, and would both highly recommend the film.
First of all, I cannot believe that was Gretchen Mol! I mean, I love Gretchen Mol, but it was just hard to see her inside of Bettie. It was as if we were watching Bettie herself as Bettie Page, is the thing.
Second of all, Bettie Page is adorable. If this was an accurate depiction of her, I mean, then she's adorable. She was so innocent and sweet and loveable, it hurt to watch the terrible things she had to go through, and then she went and made me a fan of bondage at the same time! (Watch it Marcus...I'm not that big of a fan...) My favorite part? When she's gagged with a ball-gag in her mouth, tethered to two posts by long strings, and left alone in the room with John Willie. John was talking to her about something, I can't remember exactly what, but he's cussing a lot as he talks to her. Bettie looks a bit distressed while he's talking, and motions to him to help her remove the gag from her mouth so she can say, "Watch your language, Mr. Willie!" Or something along those lines. Very sweet. Just so fucking adorable!
She didn't drink. She didn't smoke. She seriously didn't seem to realize just what it was that she was doing when she stripped down, put on a leather piece of something or another, and playfully pretended to spank the other woman involved in the little "pornos" they were photographing or filming. Her naive demeanor didn't annoy, but rather endeared.
And oh my holy Christ, I wish I had those boobies. SO not fair.
Anyway, I'd recommend it. Lovely little film.
Happy weekend, all. I'm getting my hair done tomorrow, watching football and cleaning the house, and looking forward to a meeting with a personnel rep on Monday from a company that I haven't had the chance to work with before (they do temp, temp-to-perm, and direct placement), so I'm glad they took an interest in my resume and I hope they can help find me the perfect new position!
Ok...buh-bye now. BUH-bye. Bye! Buh-bye...