Thursday, June 22, 2006

I Am Cougar, Hear Me Roar

I have mixed feelings about this item in today's Page Six:
FAYE Dunaway, Joely Fisher and Joely's half-sister, Carrie Fisher, are sharpening their claws.

They're all starring in a new comedy, "The Cougar Club," about a group of older women who have sex with much younger men.

According to a flack for the flick, Dunaway will portray "Edith Birnbaum," the "Rolls-Royce" of cougars.

Carrie Fisher is "Professor Goodby" while Joely provides guidance in the art of pleasure in her role as "Lulu."

Also involved are former "GoldenEye" Bond Girl Izabella Scorupco - the youngest of the cougars - wrestling queen Joanie Laurer (who wrestled as China Doll), Kaley Cuoco ("8 Simple Rules"), Mo Collins and veteran comedian Sammy Shore.

The story follows two young men who graduate from college and work "at a law firm from hell."

The guys start a social club of other young men seeking sex with older women as a means of stress release.

OK. On the one hand, I am excited to see any movie that pairs blowsy ole broad Carrie Fisher with frightening diva Faye Dunaway. Who wouldn't be? But on the other hand, I attended the same high school as Joely Fisher. Does this make ME a "cougar"? AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!

Sure, I was a freshman and she was senior, but still. I am in the same age group as a cougar! (For those not in the know, a cougar is the formerly pejorative word for an older lady who hunts for young, hot boy toys; now the word is embraced by these prowlers as a point of pride, as it were. See this article for more details if you're interested.) Anyhoo, the point is that, to me, Faye Dunaway seems like perfect casting. Eartha Kitt, Liza Minelli, Joan Collins--would all have been awesome. Because I envision older, glamorous, slightly nutso/scary ladies. Not me! Although, admittedly, Boyfriend of Felt Up Chepo P. is three and a half years younger than moi. Hmmmmmm. And I am rather glamourous and sophisticated. Oh. My. God. I am a cougar!

Somebody get me to a Botoxery, and pronto! Grrrrrrrrrrrrr...meow!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

We are SO seeing this movie on opening day.

Terri R.