March 10, 2017

Speaking of hair and of Camille Paglia...

... there's also this from that New York Magazine article (linked in the previous post):
Lately, she wears her hair in a light-brown shag, which she got after bringing a photo of Jane Fonda’s Klute cut to her stylist.
Yeah, I too got hair-inspired by Jane Fonda in Klute...



... back in 1971 when the movie came out.

33 comments:

Unknown said...

Yikes, what a mug. Clinton looks like a beauty queen next to Paglia.

Bay Area Guy said...

There's no denying that Hanoi Jane was physically attractive. And I liked those exercise videos she made in her 40s.

But.

Can't get over the fact that my Uncle (age 19) from The Bronx was drafted in 1966, joined infantry to fight the "gooks," and barely survived. No college deferments or famous movie starlets for him.

So, bye-bye Jane!



Bill, Republic of Texas said...

Unknown is now known as a homophobe.

Unknown said...

"Unknown is now known as a homophobe."

Really, why would that be? I'm fairly certain there are aging lesbians that are quite beautiful.

Michael K said...

Hanoi Jane is her truest name.

Big Mike said...

She'll never live down "Hanoi Jane." Nor should she be able to.

traditionalguy said...

The S became a K in her name. A misspelling, for sure.

Bill, Republic of Texas said...

Unknown -- you used cis-normative and patriarchal norms (beauty queen) in your attack on a beautiful, free spirit, lesbian woman who has been struggling for women's rights her whole life.

This is not who we are. Take your hate, judgment and prejudice elsewhere.

#resist

Unknown said...

I am chastened....but I must tell the truth, which trumps everything, Paglia is one ugly woman. And her shag hair style is dated. Feminism doesn't mean you can't tell the truth, ya know. Also, there is no such thing as cookie cutter feminism, we hold many varying opinions.

Bill, Republic of Texas said...

There is a special place in hell for Unknown since she doesn't support other women.

Sexism is not a feminist value.

Ann Althouse said...

Paglia is very oriented toward the past. The article says that the only TV she watches is Turner Classic Movies (and — for some reason — The Real Housewives).

Ignorance is Bliss said...

When I think of a light-brown shag, I always think of Halle Berry.

Unknown said...

The "Real Housewives"?! Hmmm, why is she drawn to these neurotic women? Yikes, what a waste of TV time.

Virgil Hilts said...

Paglia is beautiful and hair looks great.
When Klute made - 71 - my sister and I were kids in London, forced to attend a crummy state school. All of the fem. teachers (who for some reason were really, really mean & unattractive & screamed at everyone) wore really fake wigs that looked just like Fonda's hairdo. Kinda ruined it.

Otto said...

As usual a jersey princess' nostalgie de la boue. Thank goodness you didn't go the full nine yards ala Beverly Axelrod or Fay Stender.

rcocean said...

Politics aside, I always found Fonda to be "Hot" but not "Beautiful". She had a killer body - all the way through her 50s - but facially no more than "pretty". Plus, there was always something "Hard" or "masculine" about her. Comedy wise, I thought she was at her best when she was sarcastic or played a "bulldozer" type. See "They shoot horses don't they" or "California Suite".

I always though Raquel Welch was much sexier. And I'm not of that generation.

gspencer said...

Don't care about the hairdo, though it's attractive for her. It's the unbra-ed boobs that has my attention.

Bay Area Guy said...

Also, Klute was a terrible, pointless movie. Donald Sutherland was in it. Jane Fonda's hair made the only lasting impression.

Charlie Currie said...

When I came home from Nam, July 69, my girlfriend had a shag haircut.

Shag hair style...shag carpet...shag dance...everything was shag.

James said...

"shag carpet...shag dance...everything was shag." and orange.

epador said...

Paglia is an artiste of words, thoughts and ideas. Why the Hell should anyone care what TV shows she watches or how her hair looks?

chuck said...

> Why the Hell should anyone care what TV shows she watches

Why the Hell should you care what interests Ann Althouse? Take your patriarchal privilege elsewhere ;)

madAsHell said...

How many Unknowns do we have?

EDH said...

madAsHell said...
How many Unknowns do we have?

Unknown.

Will Brown said...

Cut Unknown some slack, argument is good.

surfed said...

All the cool chicks had that cut.

JML said...

Unknown, beauty is only skin deep. Ugly runs deep and is through and through. Clinton has never been attractive. I suspect you are as pretty as Clinton.

I have always liked to read Paglia - she throws well aimed grenades at just about everyone, but oddly enough, has a respect for other's opinions and lifestyles. I find that quality very attractive.

rcocean said...

Also, Klute was a terrible, pointless movie. Donald Sutherland was in it. Jane Fonda's hair made the only lasting impression.

LoL. I agree Klute is rightly forgotten - Fonda gives a good performance. But the movie sucks donkey dick. Sutherland is one of those odd-ball 1970s "leading men" who seems to have been hired because he wasn't good looking, charismatic, or energetic. However, he was left-wing, and "cool" to the movie executives.

Earnest Prole said...

Those wonderful days when women who didn’t need bras didn’t wear them.

harryo said...

Reminds me of the Cheech and Chong record:

"What are you doing?"

"I'm watching a horror movie."

"Is Jane Fonda in that one?"

"No, a scary movie, not that kind"

dustbunny said...

The shag was the worst. I had one, but I regretted it.The shag was an attempt to be non-attractive but still in the game. God, what a ridiculous time.

chickelit said...

Not a good look for Jane.

Not impressed with women who copy her.

I'm sure I'm not alone, among men.

William said...

She was sexy in Barbarella, but that's because we're seeing her through the eyes of her horn dog husband, Roger Vadim......In Klute, she played the part of a brittle neurotic. She was very good in parts like that. There was a point where her neuroticism and erotic appeal were poised in a delicate balance, and you couldn't tell from scene to scene which quality would subvert the other. She was both seductive and uncomfortable in her own skin. I never considered her likable or appealing in such roles, but she held your attention......Here's something Jane Fonda and Svetlana Stalin had in common. Both their mothers committed suicide. Both fathers lied to their daughters about their mothers' death. Both women found out the truth by reading it in magazines. (How would you like to find out about your mother's suicide by reading about it in a Hollywood fan magazine?). Both women were estranged from their fathers and, not incidentally, from their fatherlands.