If I see another Holly Golightly poster on a bedroom wall, I am going to scream.
I just have to come out and say it: I am so done with the endless idolizing of Holly. I know she’s iconic and so is “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” the 1961 film starring Audrey Hepburn. But Holly is the last female movie character any woman should seriously want to emulate in real life and it really bothers me that she has become such a widespread role model.
I have no qualms with Audrey Hepburn herself. She did a wonderful job with the role she was asked to play — who is really nothing more than a tragic hot mess.
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Last night, The Frisky staff took a little field trip to Times Square to see the new Broadway play, “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” which is, of course, based on the Truman Capote novela of the same name. (There’s also a little movie version starring Audrey Hepburn that you’ve probably heard of, but the play stuck closer to the original.) Starring the drop-dead gorgeous Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryan on “Game of Thrones”) as Holly Golightly and Cory Michael Smith as Fred, the play, like the novella, is based during the ’40s in the midst of World War II, and tells the story of the infectious and charming, but ultimately untethered Holly and the wide-eyed neighbor who gets wrapped up in her mysterious life. Clarke and Smith are both fantastic in their roles, with Clarke — who also sings a bit for the role — especially putting her own spin on the iconic character. Also! The costumes by the legendary Colleen Atwood are stunning, Holly’s cat “Cat” is playing by a real, live adorable feline, and there’s a full-on nude bathtub scene between Holly and Fred that was worth the wait. All in all, “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” was an engaging and moving staging of a beloved classic. And the best part is? One lucky reader will win two tickets to see the play on Broadway, as well as dinner at Glass House Tavern in NYC. Find out more about the prize and how to enter after the jump! Keep reading »
Earlier this month, Lizzy, a seven-year-old corgi, got fired from a West End production of “The Audience” starring Helen Mirren after she failed to make her mark in “16 consecutive preview performance nights.” She was replaced by a younger rival named Coco. (The corgi, I mean, not Helen Mirren.)
This week, on the other side of the pond, another four-legged Broadway star got the axe. Keep reading »
Tina Fey’s on the cover of the latest Entertainment Weekly all done up as America’s favorite prostitute, Holly Golightly from “Breakfast At Tiffany’s.” And you thought she was too much of a class act to show her pussy on the cover of a magazine, didn’t you? [Entertainment Weekly]
We interrupt this blog roll to bring you news of an important new study: A recent Radio Times poll asked men and women to rate their favorite female film icons, and astoundingly, men rated Ursula Andress as Honey Ryder number one, whereas women chose Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly. Judging from the number of “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” posters on teenage girls’ walls, this is hardly a surprise. And what dude isn’t gonna pick a hot Bond chick in a bikini? The guys’ second pick was Sigourney Weaver in “Alien” (interesting), followed by Carrie Fisher in “Star Wars” (of course). Second on the lady list? A tie between Julie Andrews in “The Sound of Music” and “Mary Poppins,” leaving us to go ahead and assume they polled our grandmas. [Daily Mail] Keep reading »
In the 1961 classic “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” Audrey Hepburn’s character, Holly Golightly, flits around New York City wearing Givenchy dresses and oversized shades. Many a woman has since tried to pull off Holly’s look, particularly the big sunglasses. The sunnies are supposedly a discontinued Ray-Ban style, so the movie’s title character, Tiffany & Co., has stepped in to fill the void. The brand is now selling Tiffany Charms sunglasses, which are reminiscent of the pair from the movie, in black, Tiffany blue, and purple. Of course, Tiffany wouldn’t make regular ole eyewear, so these feature charms you can switch up depending on whether you’re in a “T,” Tiffany logo, or heart kind of mood. Would you buy these to be one step closer to Holly Golightly? [Also, you would think that Ray-Ban would’ve stepped up and started producing them again by now. Guess they’re too busy raking in Wayfarer sales.–Editor] [Luxist] Keep reading »