Last weekend I went to the cinema with my good friends James and Emma (hello!). I was visiting with them for the weekend, and we decided to go watch the new Amy Schumer film, Trainwreck, in the cinema. We were quite excited about it, because we’d all heard that this would be a kind of sassy feminist take on the modern romcom. Boy, were we let down.
A couple of days ago, the Taste of Cinema list 20 Famous Hollywood Actresses Who Can’t Actually Act popped up in my Facebook newsfeed. The list or “article” was apparently published in May last year, so it can only be some kind of good karma that means I have been blissfully unware of it until now. The premise for this “article”? A “professional mobile app developer” who is totally “a huge movie-buff as well“ and likes to write about films online decided to sit down and “list out some really pretty actresses, who, sadly, are deficient in the acting department” (all the above quotes are from the byline on the last page of the article). And also, apparently, completely neglect to understand a lot of very basic truths about Hollywood and filmmaking.