Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Because Cassandra Says

...it's Celebration of Female Desire Week.

then well clearly i have to celebrate.

i will start with a pointer to a few earlier impromptu celebrations.

I'm not totally satisfied with the stills I'm finding for her, but: Katharine Ross.

And--I'm in old-school mode for this one, I think--another Kate: Hepburn:

Going way way old-school, because why not: Clara Bow.


Eli said...

Mmm, Kate Hepburn. I had an especially huge crush on her in Holiday, IIRC.

Cassandra Says said...

Perhaps you have a thing for women named Kate?
Katherine Ross I think is lovely, though too sweet for me. And Clara Bow - I'm so glad someone went old-school. Those lips...
Now I should go dig up some pics of Louise Brooks.

belledame222 said...

yeh, i was considering Louise Brooks. I think she's stunning, but...i dunno, wasn't feelin' it for whatever reason.

K Ross--yeah, i'm realizing that i may in fact have a "type" after all. sort of a girl (sometimes boy)-next door look, i mean the face. with her, it's the freckles, i think.

also i tend to like 'em long-stemmed and statuesque/hourglass-y.

and most of these women have great, mobile, expressive faces and body language, which is i think the real selling point.

i'm not big into most flavors of butch, but as you can see, the andro/femmey boy look, with the pretty face...that has possibilities.

yeah, pretty bois and fierce/funny femmes. and big Irish girls who like to laugh.

Cassandra Says said...

I did notive the distinct lack of butch. Me too, actually...I've always found it odd that I love androgynous men but not androgynous women. Although I once heard someone attempt to describe Gina Gershon as androgynous, which made me laugh...apparently anything non-coy is androgynous to some people.

belledame222 said...

I mean, you could make a case for Xena and Starbuck being butch; it's still -pretty- butch.

"diesel" and "stone" and Peggy Shaw and so on, tend not to do much for me. I can -appreciate- it as sexy; it's just not, shrug.

Avah said...

Is it me, or is Maggie Gyllenhaal not a spitting image of Clara Bow?

Cassandra Says said...

Zena's way too butch for me, to be sure. Not as butch as butch can get by any means, though.
As I said, I like my girls femmey. I like my boys a little femmey too. Predictable, huh?

belledame222 said...

avah: hadn't thought of it. i don't know that she really does look like her physically so much, but she does have kind of that same playful/sexy thing going on.

as i'm looking at the pictures, what i'm really struck by: Katharine Ross and Mira Sorvino. different personalities, but very very similar face, actually.