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Sunday, March 09, 2003

"PRETTY FUCKING NAKED"
take it off!
That would be Christina Ricci, describing her upcoming role as the lesbian lover of Florida serial killer Aileen Wournos. Wuornos will be played by Charlize Theron.

This flick is a train wreck waiting to happen, Ricci's (and perhaps Theron's) nudity notwithstanding. Wuornos herself was not even close to being a glamour girl. She was dead ugly, and not particularly sophisticated as she went about her murder spree. Her story is one that should pretty well dash the romanticized view of prostitution--that is, of attractive women with great looks in their arsenals which gets them work. With Wuornos, there was nothing "pretty" about her existence. As much as they'll probably gritty up Theron and Ricci for their roles, I'm betting they're still going to look like what they are--pretty Hollywood actresses. And the script will make use of that. I'm betting this won't be any better than the cruddy made-for-TV movie from 10 years ago.

Back to the main article: It's interesting that it refers to Caspar as Ricci's breakout film. Maybe that's how it's perceived in the U.K. I think most people Stateside would point to her role as Wednesday Addams in The Addams Family as what put her on the map at an early age.

It also appears to me that Ricci has lost a ton of weight. The picture above sorta shows how skinny she's gotten. I recall an appearance by her months ago on some talkshow, and she really looked emaciated in that appearance.