Monday, February 14, 2011

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Well, instead of sitting on my bed and lamenting my dateless state on Valentine day, I immersed myself in some great old movies starting with..
Lorelei and Dorothy are two lounge singers from ‘little rock’. Dorothy prefers to fall in love with beautiful hunks of men, Lorelei loves diamonds and thinks that love can be found when a girl marries the man who can afford them.
Lorelei is half engaged to Gus, heir to the Esmond wealth,. She and Dorothy leave for a cruise and depending on Lorelei’s conduct during the cruise, she may clinch the engagement or be rejected by Gus’ strict father.
I don’t know about you but despite the laughs, songs and dance, GPB was surprisingly feminist. The movie explored ideas of love, women’s independence, women’s friendships, gold digging and dumb blondes in a satirical fashion and yet those meanings haven't changed much 57 years later.
Hugh Hefner and his bunny wife
I couldn’t have said it better than Lorelei when confronted by Esmond Snr about her gold digging ways, she answered ‘Don't you know that a man being rich is like a girl being pretty? You wouldn't marry a girl just because she's pretty, but my goodness, doesn't it help?’
Yes it helps Lorelei. It helps a lot.
A kiss on the hand may be quite continental,
But diamonds are a girl's best friend.
A kiss may be grand, but it won't pay the rental on your humble flat.
Or help you at the automat.
Men grow cold as girls grow old, and we all lose our charm in the end.
But square-cut or pear-shaped, these rocks won't lose their shape.
Diamonds are a girl's best friend.
There was also the eternal debate that ran through the movie: Are blondes more beautiful than brunettes? I have no freaking idea. 
I do prefer the gray matter behind the hair color but I willingly admit that Marilyn Monroe is a beautiful woman(plastic surgery and all), God bless her soul. I used to think she was only famous for being JFK’s paramour. I stand corrected. What with that peacocky chest-out strut, the perfect nose and golden blonde hair, Jane Russell’s angular earthy definitely pales in comparison. 
And she can act...




8 comments:

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  2. I think Marilyn and Jane were beauties. Some men like blonds, but just as many like brunets. I think with redheads, you get a little controversy. Some men love them, and some men, not so much. GPB was a freaking hilarious movie. Loved it. If you have never seen "Some Like It Hot" I strongly recommend that you do. Hysterical.

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  3. Diamonds are forever. Blondes have this innocent and sweet look about them while brunettes look edgy and um something i can't explain.
    I think Marilyn is gorgeous and i didn't know she'd had plastic surgery.

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  4. i dnt think marilyn had plastic surgery..did she?
    i cnt be bothered bout blondes or brunettes,lol..but i think blondes are friendlier (lol random much?)

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  5. I've never watched this, but now i wish i could. I see how diamonds are a girl's best friend oh! Really, like one of my friends says 'money is the manure that makes love grow' lol. And yeah, we get old, but diamonds remain the same.

    Loving your writing as usual!

    xoxo
    Adiya http://adiyaatu.worpress.com

    P.S. I'm keeping all my personal blogs on hold cause i've just started a work blog. I haven't really done anything there yet, but it's about showcasing Ngerian SMEs and sustainability in business, which is sorta the career i'm starting out on. It's http://thecornershopng.blogspot.com/, but don't check it out just yet cause i'm only just getting some content. By God's grace i'll be as consistent as you, and as awesome too lol. My other blogs have just been for fun (no pressure) but i'm really serious about this one. Fingers crossed :D

    Whew! This is a pretty long comment!

    P.S.S I think blondes SEEM like they're more fun cause of the cultural impression that they're airheads, and thus liable to make mistakes- and guys love girls that make mistakes lol!!!

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  7. @Mom - Hope you know you're my favourite blonde ;). I've seen Some like it hot too. Hysterical is the right word. They dont make them like that anymore..
    @LilyJ - I agree with you though i feel its the opposite. Brunnetes look more homely. Blondes are sexy and bright.

    @KitKat - darling, Marilyn Monroe is the poster child for plastic surgery. They've worked on her nose, chin, brows, boobs, hairline, she was born brunette too. MJ should have used her surgeon.

    @Adiya - yep, the guys just love mistake making gals. All the best with the blogs. Wherever you go, I'll be there :)

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