This lady is hilarious, talented, multi-faceted, and possesses an incredibly personalized sense of style! In movies, she can be transformed into a frightened, shy abuse victim OR a hot Reno lounge singer! Her costumes are fantastic, but her own every-day style is also wonderfully unique!
As for her fancier Oscar looks (both host and winner!):
Some of the films Whoopi has done included some wonderful costumes and characters:
So, thank you, Whoopi, for being amazing, unique, hilarious, talented and brave enough to kick ass all these years! (Every time she comes up in conversation around my father, he mentions that time he went to NYC in the late 70s/early 80s, and was prevented by his travelling companions from seeing her perform live. He’s never letting it go, and I wouldn’t either.) Let’s all just be glad she continued to thrive professionally so we could all reap the benefits!
Coming back from film to more Internet-centric happenings, but remaining in the realm of talented and funny women: in case you haven’t heard it, or read about it already, Allie Brosh, writer of the AMAZING blog “Hyperbole & a Half,” did an interview with NPR‘s Terry Gross on Fresh Air and you can totally listen to the whole thing online!
It is a wonderful, extremely intimate interview in which Allie discusses her motivations, artistic talent, and her struggles with depression. WORTH A LISTEN! For anyone who’s already a fan of her blog, it is great fun to hear Allie reading in her own voice. People who don’t know about this blog, go there and read it immediately, then everyone should purchase her new book!
And finally, somewhere between film and the Internet, there’s television, which is about to get much more radical because several amazing lady comedians are getting shows! Anne Heche will star in a show that sounds like it’s about a lady manager and her quirky employees, plus additional lady-to-lady interactions with her snarky sister. Cool? I dunno, we’ll see.
Next up is the hysterical Molly Shannon, who is so fantastic at physical comedy it’s ridiculous. Deadline reports the show will be about a professional woman who’s dealing with an unemployed (stay-at-home) pregnant daughter. I’m not into the whole pregnancy thing, and am nervous about Molly Shannon playing the “straight” role ever, but again, I’m open to the ridiculous possibilities.
Last, but certainly not least, Kristen Schaal!!! A Renaissance woman, and inventor of the best “sexy” Halloween costume EVER, has an agreement with ABC to write and star in a show about a “small town misfit” who goes on trial for murder! This sounds INCREDIBLE! I don’t know if my outrageously high expectations will be met, but considering some of the other hilarious things Kristen’s been involved with, I’m inclined to think my mind will be exploded into gooey, person-glitter due to the all-consuming awesomeness.
So, enjoy your Wednesday, and may it be full of other amazing lady-centric news to share!