Tuesday, October 6, 2009Today is M.'s birthday. Today is also Elisabeth Shue's birthday. M. isn't here so I'll write about Elisabeth Shue.
Remember the opening scene from Adventures in Babysitting where E. dances in her bedroom and lip syncs in a hella sexy rock 'n roll style? I do. I think every teenage boy (and a few girls) who saw that movie fell in love with E., with her sexy fluffy hair falling all over her face like Christmas. Hot!
She went on to co-star with Tom Cruise in Cocktail, followed by a small role as Marty's McFly's girlfriend in Back to the Future Part 2 and 3, looking lively and spunky as ever. Mmmm...
Fast forward a few years and several leading roles later to find ourselves drunk and thoroughly aroused in the 1995 film, Leaving Las Vegas. Yes! Now this is the Elisabeth Shue we've been waiting for.
What's that? You wonder if E. has ever been in a film noir? Here is the answer: "YES!" E. co-stars with Woody Harrelson in the steamy hot film, Palmetto circa 1998. She embodies the hot, lurid sexuality of a scorching summer down south. Whoa, Nellie!
I wonder if E. entertains her co-stars with the same witty banter and charisma as M. Imagine E. telling Woody about her "festival of farts." No?
Molly, Hollow Man, and Hamlet 2 are a few other movies featuring the sex-symbol from the late 80's. Like M., E. somehow looks younger and more energetic over time. How do they do it? What is it about these two that makes them so alluring? I'm not sure, but I know both of them are always good to be around, if only on the silver screen or only across the aisle at work.
Happy Birthday, E!
Happy Birthday, M!
You are two shining stars in the Hollywood firmament.
It says so...