If you have never seen the 1993 film, “True Romance” you are missing out. Patricia Arquette (in the news this week for winning Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her turn in “Boyhood”) plays Alabama Whitman, the archetypal hooker-with-a-heart. She wears great outfits, amazing sunnies, and looks good enough to eat. This week, I have loved seeing pics of Ms A at the Oscars, with her “Yes, I am Over 50” and “No, I Have Not Had Any Work Done” (take note, Melanie Griffith) vibe, her slightly wonky teeth and her luscious white arms. Utterly beautiful, but somehow more normal looking than all the other beauties of the film world.
I wanted to call one of my Baby Bees Alabama but was scuppered when I produced a boy. However, one of my chickens is called Alabama: a blonde, slightly plump, eccentric hen. Even with her wings clipped she manages to climb up onto the fence where she does some alarming, but funny cartoonish moves before I tempt her down with dried worms.
It is nice to see Ms Arquette looking even slightly like the rest of us middle-aged women rather than the stick-thin, cosmetically enhanced actresses strutting the red carpet. Have a listen to her Oscar acceptance speech too and catch Meryl Streep showing her support. Slightly bonkers, but good fun.
Annie Bee x