So, by now you’ve probably seen the travesty that is this updated Anne of Green Gables cover (that’s it above, no joke). Apparently Anne as an awkward, freckled redhead is out; Anne as a hot, blonde, busty bombshell with bedroom eyes is in. If you’ve read the books, you know this ridiculous makeover actually renders most of the important plot lines completely irrelevant (we can’t really see Anne renouncing God for giving her perfect skin and wavy, golden hair), so we thought we’d help out the publishers by proposing a few updated story ideas for their updated heroine… Keep reading »
Do you remember being 10 years old, reading or watching “Anne of Green Gables” for the first time, and trying to figure out which of the boys in your class was destined to be your Gilbert Blythe? And then experiencing your first taste of romantic disappointment upon realizing that the Teva-wearing, “Rocko’s Modern Life”-watching squirts who surrounded you were not then, and not ever, going to compare to Gilbert?
Yesterday it was announced that “Anne of Green Gables” is returning to TV, which means, more importantly, Gilbert Blythe is returning to TV. Unfortunately, having this handsome, pragmatic, handsome, affable, and handsome character return to the small screen will just serve as a reminder that no non-fiction boyfriend will ever live up to him. Because Gilbert Blythe has no faults. Oh, if only real-life men were as charmingly two-dimensional!
“Gilbert, I’m afraid I’m scandalously in love with you.” We all are, Anne. We all are. Keep reading »
One of our favorite books growing up — oh, heck, it’s still on our bookshelf — is L.M. Montgomery’s Anne Of Green Gables. Anne Shirley, the spunky and idealistic orphan with red braids, is an eternal kindred spirit for every Frisky gal. “Tomorrow is a new day, with no mistakes in it” is one of our favorite quotes, aptly summing up Anne’s refreshing outlook on life, despite her early circumstances. This print, featuring Ann-with-an-E’s wise words, will be a helpful reminder to look on the bright side the next time you’re having a rotten day.
“I was obsessed with the Canadian novel ‘Anne of Green Gables.’ So my mother said, ‘Let’s just go to the drugstore and get one of those cover-the-gray rinses!’ My hair was very blond at the time, but it went carrot red. And I was over the moon.”
– Christina Hendricks on going red — it’s hard to imagine Joan without her signature firey locks, huh? Also, this is further proof that Christina Hendricks and I are, as Anne would say, “kindred spirits” — my best friend and I were also obsessed with Anne as kids. Still are actually — she calls me “Diana Berry” sometimes. [Styleist] Keep reading »
One of my fondest memories from my youth is reading Anne of Green Gables and watching the PBS movie version with my childhood best friend Meika over and over and over again. In April, Lucy Maud Montgomery’s book celebrates its 100th Anniversary and women who have read the book over the last century will not soon forget the little red-headed orphan who found a home at Green Gables with Matthew and Marilla. I loved Anne as a kid because she had the biggest imagination — remember when she and her best friend Diana pretended to act out the death scene of the Lady of Chalot and Anne almost drowned when her boat capsized? Or remember when Anne got Diana drunk on raspberry cordial and they were forbidden from being best friends/kindred spirits by Diana’s mother? Or how about when Gilbert (oooh, I never forgave you for this Gilbert, even if Anne did!) called Anne “Carrots” and she totally wailed on him? That was awesome. She was so feisty and dramatic and hilarious. Another of The Frisky‘s favorite authors, Margaret Atwood, reveals her thoughts about Anne Shirley for the U.K. Guadian. Read it here and then tell us your favorite part of the book in the comments! Keep reading »