February 17, 2013

"I never thought I would go to college. Never! I’m a voracious reader, but I hated school."

"I was waiting to get out of school so my life could start. I spent my childhood backstage and on movie sets, and knew I wanted to spend my life there. Any second longer I had to spend in a classroom — f--k that!"

From an interview with the actress Zosia Mamet (daughter of David Mamet, who is, by the way, "a great man and a very good dad"). A glimpse of opinion:
[My father] told me I needed to clean up my mouth or I’d never find a man. What’s very important to him is manners. Show up on time. Always send thank-you letters. He is one of the more thoughtful humans I’ve ever met.

A year ago you spoke about how you hated dating — that you’d rather read a good book.

There are some really damn good books out there, you know? I think feminism’s a bit misinterpreted. It was about casting off all gender roles. There’s nothing wrong with a man holding a door open for a girl. But we sort of threw away all the rules, so everybody’s confused. And dating becomes a sloppy, uncomfortable, unpleasant thing.

28 comments:

Mitchell the Bat said...

She did a good job as Joyce Ramsay.

I sort of found myself hoping the actress was actually that interesting a person in real life.

Weird.

HoftheP said...

This woman seems to produce a torrent of cliches, which evidently make some people think she has depth...

ironrailsironweights said...

I would literally bet my life with Satan that she does not have a single hair follicle. God damn it.

Peter

Ruth Anne Adams said...

I like her on Mad Men.

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edutcher said...

Dad was right about women.

I can't abide a constantly foul-mouthed woman.

Gahrie said...

I think feminism’s a bit misinterpreted. It was about casting off all gender roles.

It was all about empowering women, and punishing men.

There’s nothing wrong with a man holding a door open for a girl. But we sort of threw away all the rules, so everybody’s confused.

No we're not. We get it. You want to be "equal", while getting preferential treatment at the same time.

And dating becomes a sloppy, uncomfortable, unpleasant thing.

Learn to cross your legs and say no until it no longer is a sloppy, uncomfortable, unpleasant thing.

EDH said...

So, the entire "Girls" foursome is comprised of children of the Tinsel-town connected.

If you peel away her "Girls" character's extreme JAP-i-ness, at this point, she the only one with redeeming qualities.

rehajm said...
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rehajm said...

This is not the girl upon which to heap praise. Her dad is David after all, the overrated traitor, so our girl here cannot be all that talented- certainly not as talented as that gifted daughter of the news guy, or that one that did that funny commercial for our president. So it's not the sunday times, but the back pages of the post for you, missy...

wyo sis said...

She sounds like every kid of every famous Hollywood type. It's just so difficult to be a young princess.

kentuckyliz said...

Dating is hard. Let us just go out to the bars in a pack of same-sex friends and get drunk and have sex with a pack of opposite sex drunk people.

Sam L. said...

David Mamet is a traitor? Really? To what, rehajm?

kentuckyliz said...

She sounds like she would have been a great candidate for unschooling.

Kensington said...

She's very talented. I was downright startled when I realized the same woman played her roles on "Mad Men" and "Girls."

She's the most interesting and sympathetic character on "Girls," and if it wouldn't make me a dirty old man (it would), I would totally date her.

bagoh20 said...

"And dating becomes a sloppy, uncomfortable, unpleasant thing."

I don't date - I never have. Maybe that's why I'm still single, so I'm not an expert, but it seems that dating should be more fun than the way most people do it. If I ever tried it. I'd go for a short (hour max) lunch, with no second destination. If we like each other, we agree to something more, then go DO something we are both up for. Not dinner, or a movie or anything sedentary - DO something together. My guess is that people who have a more sedentary nature and interests must have a hard time. You need to get it more right in who you even try that with.

bagoh20 said...

" Let us just go out to the bars in a pack of same-sex friends and get drunk and have sex with a pack of opposite sex drunk people."

Yea, and we could wear masks the whole time. I'm in.

Chip S. said...

[My father] told me I needed to clean up my mouth

That's fuckin funny as fuckin shit. I mean, what the fuck. Is she really fuckin talkin bout David Fuckin Mamet?

jr565 said...

Chivalry IS dead. And women killed it! (Dave Chapelle said it, not me)

Chip Ahoy said...

[David Mamet traitor] oic

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furious_a said...

Ms. Mamet's character scenes in Girls are like palate cleansers after the Lena Dunham nude /shudder/ scenes.

I'll reserve judgment on her personally until I learn more about how she treats people like waiters, housekeepers, personal assistants, valets, etc. Noblesse oblige.

lgv said...

I assume the traitor comment was meant to be read as traitor to the Hollywood left, since he went all logical on them.

She's the daughter of Lindsay Crouse, a very limited actress, although I loved House of Games with Joe Montegna.

Too bad she's named after a species of grass. Maybe they were high while watching Bill Murray describe his new turf in Caddyshack when they decided to name their child.

tiger said...

"rehajm said...
This is not the girl upon which to heap praise. Her dad is David after all, the overrated traitor, so our girl here cannot be all that talented- certainly not as talented as that gifted daughter of the news guy, or that one that did that funny commercial for our president. So it's not the sunday times, but the back pages of the post for you, missy..."

'Traitor'? Seriously?

Wow. So liberals MUST stay liberals and Blacks MUST stay Democratic...

Amazing.

You remind of Islam where adherents converting to other religions must be killed.

Nice to see your liberal 'tolerance' in action.

SOJO said...

She must be talking about ritualized hookups, not the reality of the earlier period. It's not the hooking up, but the breakups that get you. Dating can be awkward. I think the main point about a post-traditional world is that you are dating *so often*.

In the misty past, you didn't date that much. You were young. You met someone. You got married by 21. Done. If you waited until 25, you were super old. Then a certain percentage of people lived a life of regret as they realized they had only gotten married to have sex.


D.D. Driver said...

Folks: I'm pretty sure rehajm was being sarcastic. Mamet is now said to have "lost his mind" and "gone crazy" because he hasn't fallen lockstep with the rest of the Hollywood left.

It's bad enough when a respected masculine leading man like Clint Eastwood rejects the left, but at least its easier to compartmentalize.

But when it is an auteur. One of their own. The only possibility is that he has gone crazy. Out of a universe of infinite possibilities, that is the only possibility that makes sense to the left.

Eric said...

I don't date - I never have. Maybe that's why I'm still single, so I'm not an expert, but it seems that dating should be more fun than the way most people do it.

I'd rather get a root canal than go on a date. Probably why I'm still single too.