He Thinks He's A God (L) asked StinkyLulu (R)...
1. Obviously you love the questions and EVERYONE in the INDUSTRY (whichever you choose) has sent your favorite person to interview you. Your interview couch is ready but the interviewer in not yet there plus they're still touching you up. You remember those youthful sessions of asking yourself those important, silly question you'd just love everyone to ask you. So, what is the most interesting question you'd love to be asked and what is the dullest question you'd love to be asked?
It can be challenging to meet such expectations (as the delay for this post indicates). But if Rosie called, or Meredith, or Anderson, or Olbermann, or Phil, or even the Chenbot, I'd get most ready for the following questions, as both the most interesting and the dullest questions are among the most obvious....
Why, StinkyLulu, have you made a blog's life work of "actressing at the edges"? (I could probably go on about this for days, weeks, months, years...)
What is your position, StinkyLulu, on the notorious "Supporting Actress Curse" that plagues the winners of your beloved category? (Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaate this one...)
2: It seems that talking about food is becoming a requirement in order to get noticed and be granted an audience with the ruler of the realm of Lulu, so here it is: Who deserves to be pelted with a grilled cheese sandwich for having bad taste?
Being pelted with grilled cheese seems almost like manna from heaven. So, I'm agonna adjust the premise a smidge along the lines of an episode in the new Harry Potter. In The Deathly Hallows, there's a section where the gang is somewhere they're not supposed to be and, every time they touch something they're not supposed to, that object becomes searingly hot and multiplies. Before long, of course, the gang's swamped in sweltering objects.
Along those lines, I'd love to place StinkyLulu's special "FERVENS FROMAGIUS!" curse on a few folks' especially offensive behavior. See, StinkyLulu's Fervens Fromagius curse fills the offending one's underpants with hot cheese and greasy bread at any occurence of the accursed behavior. So, every time Donald Trump bullied someone just to get some more camera time, every time Bill O'Reilly lied, every time Ann Coulter did the idiot provocateur shtick, every time Alberto Gonzales deliberately dissembled the truth, every time Paris Hilton whined... their underpants would begin to fill with scalding cheese and greasy crust!
3: Since we're getting violent, soooo many books listed, which book from your collection would you personally sacrifice so that it can spiritually carry your sentiments, travel and enter the sensibility of someone in order to help or destroy their career??
In my dreams, Michael Bay and Brett Ratner and Stephen Spielberg and Ron Howard and the like would be held individually hostage by John Waters who would force them to read The Complete Plays of Charles Ludlam. Aloud. Portraying all the roles with the appropriate fervor and zest. Committing entire speeches, scenes, plays to memory. Then, Waters would quiz them viciously. Their release would be contingent on their ability to recite a designated Ludlam scene from memory, their verifiable appreciation of the Ludlam ouevre, and their promise to use a Ludlam scenario as the basis for their next blockbuster. Dunno if this would solve all our cinematic problems, but 'twould definitely be a beginning...
4: We love you for instigating Supporting Actress Sundays. Any chance we can alternate each month between our girls and boys in the background?
Such a project would be infinitely worthy. And I would love to collaborate with the brave blogging fangirl best suited for such an endeavor. But StinkyLulu's plate is full to brimming with the deliciousness of Supporting Actressness for some time. Indeed, at the current rate, we've got Supporting Actress Sundays booked through sometime in 2013...
5. Go on, go on, the reporter is here but they sent you the dullest one! Answer the least interesting question you listed as an answer for question one: What is your position, StinkyLulu, on the notorious "Supporting Actress Curse" that plagues the winners of your beloved category?
The so-called "Supporting Actress Curse" is an utter crock. Every Oscar category boasts winners who've lapsed nearly immediately into obscurity or irrelevance or career hell upon receiving a trophy, so why pick on the Supporting Actresses? In my considered opinion, the so-called "Supporting Actress Curse" is simply a lame journalistic template used by entertainment writers who are bored of award shows or who want to get a teensy bit edgy. It provides a perfect formula for a Oscar-season puff piece, loaded as it is with trivia for the gobbling pleasure of award fiends, while also providing a platform for banal critiques of whether the big night helps or hurts a career. What's most noxious to me, though, about the so-called "Supporting Actress Curse" specifically is how it conceptually depends on a tacit, unapologetic misogyny -- as if the spotty careers of some Supporting Actress winners had only to do with their trophy, and not the industry's hostility to formidable women (especially younger ones) and general unwillingness to create substantial female roles or create a comparable range of opportunities for women as the industry does for men. The so-called "Supporting Actress Curse" is BS, plain and simple, no matter what Marcia Gay says.
BONUS*** Obviously you are appreciated but a 0 comments for an entry can be dispiriting. How important are they for you?
Comments are great. One or two really dynamic comment threads recently have truly fortified my occasionally lagging confidence that Supporting Actress Sundays/Smackdowns are a worthwhile project. But, really, ya can't get too hung up on comments. 'Tis hard, because comments are really where you start to make blogfriends, but you're better writing about what you really care about than writing to instigate comments, I think. That said, few things on StinkyLulu brighten my end-of-week more than a comment or two on a "Homo Heritage" or "PhotoQuote" post. And, yes, I am going to try to keep developing interesting questions/topics for future To Dos Day posts...
Thanks, JS! 'Twas a delight - sorry 'took so long!