Posted at 5:00 AM Apr 23, 2010
By Kiala Kazebee
I have a confession to make: I am hot in the pants area for Gemma Arterton. Okay, so maybe I'm not so much hot in the pants area as I don't necessarily swing that way--it's more of a "I want to be Gemma Arterton and maybe make a skin suit of of her" feeling.
Anyway, my point is I hated the new Clash of the Titans but I looooooved Arterton's turn as the feisty demi-goddess "IO." I also loved her as Strawberry Shortcake or whatever her Bond Girl name was in
WTF? OMG YES OBVIOUSLY BUT ALSO WTF?
To be fair the author of the post, Mike Fahey, is firmly on the side of WTF OMG YES BUT ALSO WTF?, so I guess I can forgive the headline baiting, but the comments thread is just so mad making and brain hurt-y and face palm-y I felt I had to highlight a few of the worst. Because I love you guys and where I come from, love means sharing painful emotional feelings in a completely inappropriate manner. Here they are in all their misguided, judgey, impossible glory.
- "her body is fine but her face is too harsh." (So close to perfection and yet so far. TRAGEDY)
- "You're kidding right, Gemma Arterton is hawt :O Way better looking than the other English export - Keira Knightley!" (Take that Knightley! And all other women who will never live up to whatever sort of fucked-up expectations of beauty this commenter has!)
- "I have to say the face just doesn't do it for me, hopefully the movie will have heaps of body shots though!" (Cutting trigger! CUTTING TRIGGER)
And finally,the piece de re-douchement:
"This kinda reminds me of the argument over whether actress Kristin Kreuk was "asian-enough" to play Chun Li in "Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun Li". But this is "Prince of Persia". What's the big fucking deal? Its was just some generic damsel in distress princess. Gemma Arterton is hella fine to play her. I think those complaining in this situation just might be homosexual. "What? Teh Gay? I don't...what?
I should note there were quite a few comments calling out these ridiculous bottom dwellers, but the overwhelming feeling I got from that thread is the majority of the commenters were laboring under the false impression that John Hughes' Weird Science was a biographical true story. The internet never fails to disappoint me, you know?