King Rabbit, Dance With Lynda, Dreaming From The Waist
I'm feeling pretty chill, I had a long, hard, summer and now I'm really getting a break visiting California just starting to miss London. Wondering and dreaming today if they will ever cast an actress to play Wonder Woman and listening to Who By Numbers. And I have a new corset from Agent Provocateur in Notting Hill bought for me by a fan... Mandy's Gotta Squeeze Box, However Much I Boob, How Many Friends ;), Hand or Face?, Imagine A Maaannnn, nudge nudge wink wink etc, etc! Actually corsets are no fun to wear unless they are to due be unlaced within the hour. This one is an Italian model, decently crafted but I think I'd do better with a longline, cup-less corset like the one Sophia Loren wears in 'The Millionaress."
So this Wonder Woman movie: Lynda Carter's Wonder Woman, apart from being a natural actress had easily the best body in the history of television, perhaps all of modern Hollywood (photo finish with Raquel Welch). That jaw dropping combination of 100% natural curves, graceful athleticism, tiny waist /wide hips and fresh faced earnest perfection is why they can't seem to cast a successor--it's like trying to do a remake of The Seven Year Itch or Citizen Kane--Carter is that closely identified with the role and few in Hollywood today are both natural and Amazonian. So there are at least five spaces between her number one spot and the next one to wear the golden crown and sit on the starry throne. Check out the history of the character, read her stats and realize how futile the search is!
With some of the names they've considered I don't see why modest me does not have a shot like anyone else!! 90 minutes of daily running, Jude Law as Steve Trevor and no more blond highlights seem a small price to pay. But it's so much more than Wonder Woman's image that has to be present on the silver screen, her spirit as the number one all American super heroine was realized by Carter's powerfully intuitve grace and it will be hard to see actresses that are frankly more 'Wonder Girl' than 'Wonder Woman' step into the role. Monica Bellucci would be great and so would Kelly Brook--ironically they are both from Europe and not in the running. Sophia Loren, Diane Lane, Maria Cuccinotta Grazia and Luci Pinder should play Hera, Athena, Demeter and Aphrodite respectively. Earthly goddesses portraying their Olympian counterparts.
So I wait and 'wonder' knowing that Amazonian presence can't be faked.
(I could definitely play Wonder Woman's arch enemy 'Cheetah' --paws down!)
Here is a very lucky wabbit. I rescued this little guy from the Richmond railway yard almost two years ago, snuck him up to my Mom's on the train and now it looks like he's become the very embodiment of Pete Townshend's long lost gem; King Rabbit. Pete has called it : "A song about delusions of grandeur? Or perhaps the true beneficence that can come with power. Straight out of a children's comic." (True beneficence of power is right-- as he's not so little anymore!)
I love Pete for sharing all his Scoop gems with us even if he knows someone gave us a bootleg of it already... I love his new fuzzy wool hats too. I can't wait for 24 hour WHO RADIO! Electric Proms here I come!!