Sunday, September 10, 2006

I am the Countess, coo coo ca choo

Of course you have seen the movie“The Women”. How many times?
Today’s entry is inspired by an embarrassing vignette that occurred last year over this movie. I was talking on the phone with my brother in Michigan……

”Oh,” he interjects “we finally saw that movie you are always talking about. You know, the one with only women in it." "Oh, the Women! Did you like it?” I asked.
“It was funny, and there was one of them that reminded us a great deal of you in fact”

(Heart skips a beat)
“Which one?”

He then calls out to my sister in law to ask for the name of the woman ‘like me’. Meanwhile, my mind races. Which of them do I resemble? Mary? Miriam? Given my line of work, maybe the Mother?

In the background the sister in law shouts ”it was the Countess!”.


“Well,” he explains, “just about every line she said we’ve heard from you, and when she said them, we said, that sounds like Mike!”


But he is right, I can quote this movie word for word, line for line. And I do quote Countess the most. So he had me.

Which of the characters of the Women best captures you?


Blogger JoeL said...

Sorry, never saw it!?

12:38 AM  
Blogger Bruce said...

Mike, Thanks for reminding me of "The Women" I have the DVD, but haven't looked at it for years. It's obviously time for a re- airing!

But I wouldn't take your quoting the Countess' lines too seriously. As I recall, her lines are, in fact, some of the best in the film (That is, of course, if you have an aversion to "Jungle Red").

And, in closing, I'd like to remind you (to quote a line from another classic I'm sure you know) Honey, they're never too big.

1:29 AM  
Blogger Bruce said...

(On your Sept. 7 post concerning Rob/ Sam)

I was a bit concerned by all 18 comments urging you to ditch the guy. That's very easy for someone to say. But consideration of the issue should also involve a serious evaluation of what the relationship with this guy really meant to you. If Sam was really important to you, you might have wanted to fight a bit harder to preserve the relationship.

Sam may very well have been totally untrustworthy and promiscuous; but on the other hand, he may have simply been unsure about his relationship with you and was testing the waters elsewhere in order to better define things. Also, there may have been something that you're not giving him, and which you really could, that sent him astray.

Please understand, I have a long term monogamous relationship myself, have written extensively on the topic on my own blog, and am in no way an advocate for promiscuity or infidelity. But I think it's counterproductive to regard sexual infidelity as a cardinal, impardonable sin. It may simply signify a passing weakness on the straying partner's part, or a problem in the relationship that can, in fact be "fixed." Relationships involve a great deal of work, compromise, and even sacrifice. And they can, in fact, sometimes be repaired (Sometimes, unlike things, they are even better once they are repaired). If there was something important there for you, walking away may not have been the best answer.

2:05 AM  
Blogger Hanuman1960 said...

Oh, L'amour! La'amour!

Actually I think I'm more like Sylvia Fowler (but in a kind, caring, sort of way...) ;P

7:42 AM  
Blogger Will said...

Here in Boston, we're looking forward to a local professional production of "The Women" the play, on stage and produced by Speakeasy Stage Company. Most of the props and some of the furniture will be from my prop stock at MIT.

9:08 AM  
Blogger Robert said...

Never seen it either. :(

9:29 AM  
Blogger purpletwinkie said...

Oooh. Don't hate me. I've never seen it!

9:48 AM  
Blogger Michael Guy said...

You better think "Mary Haines." Otherwise I'm cuttin' you a new one.

:: smiles demurely admiring nails ::

2:17 PM  
Blogger steve'swhirlyworld said...

Here's my gay card... :?( I've never seen it. Perhaps you should have a movie night at your house and invite all of the Phoenix Bloggers...I'll bring the popcorn.

5:11 PM  
Blogger Ur-spo said...

I guess I'll have to; I am shocked, shocked, SHOCKED! that so many alleged queers have not seen this movie.
I thought it was one of the requirements -seeing "The Women" - right after Bette Midler adoration.

5:34 PM  
Anonymous BID said...

You guys are funny. I have never heard of it but I bet I would enjoy it.

I'm glad you are jumping right back in the saddle M., laying in bed with bon-bons all day isn't going to do any good. *L* But seriously, I'll put to lively balls of fur on the next plane out, just tell me what color! ;)

(Thanks for visiting me it was nice to here from you and Rodger)

6:54 PM  
Blogger JoeL said...

"I thought it was one of the requirements -seeing "The Women" - right after Bette Midler adoration."

Sorry, not there yet!?

Probably never will!?

7:59 PM  
Blogger Pete said...

Well at least I'm not alone in not having seen it. Whew for a minute I thought if I coped to it someone might call me "straight".

10:53 PM  
Blogger Daniel, the Guy in the Desert said...

I love those great "women" movies of the thirties, as though women in film have really gone backward instead of progressing. But I don't resemble any of the women in that film. I'm a lot more like Capucine in The Seventh Dawn or maybe Satyricon,or Nico in La Dolce Vita. And I know that's a mouthful. But I'm going to go back into the archives and look at the Women again, and see if I recognize you in the Countess.

11:10 PM  
Blogger Stephen said...

Steve, can I borrow your shredder? I relenquish my card as well.

4:40 AM  
Blogger steve'swhirlyworld said...

Stephen - Here's the shredder, and here's a bag of popcorn too. Michael is starting the movie...I hope he has a big house LOL

5:35 AM  
Blogger Jim said...

Geez, sorry to say I have never seen it either, but I'll rent it to see what its about.

I don't own any Madonna CD's to boot. Am I in trouble? :)

7:14 AM  
Blogger Ur-spo said...

well, the REAL criteria for being queer I left intentionally blank, lest my relatives read the comments as a well as the posts....

7:40 AM  
Blogger Cliffie, The Lemming Girl said...

I -- apparently the only female who comments here -- have never heard of this film. It doesn't have any rubber monsters, does it?

6:51 PM  
Blogger MEK the Bear said...

I can't remember the character names, but the one who says:

"There's a name for women like you, but it's only used in kennels!"

I'd like to thing of myself as mostly resembling her.

2:04 PM  

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