Tina Fey has a personal essay in this week’s issue of the New Yorker, and there is one quote in particular that has been reTumbled a lot by all the major Tumblrs. Did you see it? You probably already saw it. But if you didn’t see it, look here:
“I know older men in comedy who can barely feed and clean themselves, and they still work. The women, though, they’re all ‘crazy.’ I have a suspicion — and hear me out, because this is a rough one — that the definition of ‘crazy’ in show business is a woman who keeps talking even after no one wants to fuck her anymore.”
Wait, isn’t that EVERYONE’S definition of crazy? DING DONG, I BURNED YOU, GIRLS! Just kidding. 2011! Our Bodies Ourselves! Showbiz! I’m sorry? I don’t know. It’s a tough world out there, still. I will say, though, and I know I’m going to ruffle some ladyfeathers here, but I definitely think that while Tina may have a point, at least in the case of the 1962 drama, Whatever Happened to Baby Jane, there is more going on with those crazy ladies than just being unfuckable and wanting to talk. OK? Sorry to kick the hornets nest of the evergreen Whatever Happened to Baby Jane war of the sexes. Seriously, their house is filthy and that one lady is so mean!