“Write A Haiku About The Last Film You Saw.” Really, Plinky? Really?!

17 Apr

Seamed stockings and lace

She left it all anyway

Still, she’s pin-up queen.

    Gretchen Mol dispatched this film expertly, and though it wasn’t the biopic of the century, it was nice to be able to “see” Bettie Page‘s life onscreen, with a well-rounded cast of supporters, to include David Straithairn and Lili Taylor. Special features include footage of the real Bettie Page getting naked and doing what she did best.

    Still the most popular pinup to this day, and apparently more popular than blondes Marilyn Monroe and Jayne Mansfield combined, this brunette has a quality about her where, as one of her photographers Bunny Yeager says, “she doesn’t seem naked when she’s naked”, I guess that fresh-faced “girl next door” look compensated. Whatever it was, she was a legend in her own right, and this film just confirmed for me what we already know–Bettie was the kind of girl you wish you could have gone with for girls night out!

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    One Response to ““Write A Haiku About The Last Film You Saw.” Really, Plinky? Really?!”

    1. Efren 17 April 2009 at 11:06 am #

      Your blog is great. Your haiku is very good. Bettie Page was something else, she was very pretty.

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