She Really Is Wonderful
During a visit to Alexandra Billings' blog this morning, another commenter and I got to discussing Lynda Carter, who portrayed screen legend Rita Hayworth in the 80s. This commenter very kindly pointed me towards Lynda's website, which has her entire 1978 "Portrait" album in MP3 format. Yes, that's right: I downloaded the whole effin' thing! So now, for the first time since I was 10, I can hear Lynda's version of "Just One Look." Hokey and dated now, for sure, but sometimes ya just need a little pick-me-up.
And how's this for a pick me up: Lynda's a Democrat! And a big Hillary supporter, according to an interview with Billy Heller of the New York Post. About using her fabled "lasso of truth," she says she wouldn't use it on her kids ("it wouldn't work"), but admitted that it might be useful to use on the current administration:
"I don't really care who the president has sex with. But I do care about being lied to about important things," she says. "Lie to me about sex - everyone lies about who they have sex with. It's not about war and killing people."
She also shared her grilled cheese sandwich with Billy. Now if THAT ain't wonderful, what is?
My first big childhood idolization (well, right after Jodie Foster) is vindicated. I was on the right path after all. Who knew?
In fact, although I'm thinking Hillary and Obama should be Prez and Vice Prez (unlike others, I have no particular preference which is which, as long as those two are doing the jobs), I think Lynda should be in office herself--that is, when her cabaret show finishes its current run. I even made a campaign poster for her:
Anyone else wanna hop on the invisible plane with me?