Monday, September 1, 2008

So I saw this site that got me thinking about favorite heroines who are Weird Girls.

Here are some of my favs

Christina Ricci

Just about anything she is in, the character takes on a certain tone than if it were played by any other actress, which is one of the reasons I like her so much

Child of woe is wane and delicate…sensitive and on the quiet side, she loves the picnics and outings to the underground caverns…a solemn child, prim in dress and, on the whole, pretty lost…secretive and imaginative, poetic, seems underprivileged and given to occasional tantrums…has six toes on one foot…

A modern romantic tale about a young aristocratic heiress born under a curse that can only be broken when she finds true love with "one who will love her faithfully

Another one is

Winona Ryder

Winona Ryder as Lydia Deetz: Daughter of Charles Deetz ...Delia is actually her stepmother..., who carries a Goth mentality, often feeling alien to her surroundings in Beetlejuice

Winona Ryder as Kim Boggs: A fragile, beautiful, bright, compassionate teenage girl, who has a progressive attraction to Edward. Burton claimed that he could not envision any other actress in the role, feeling that Ryder gave a positive performance in Beetlejuice. At the time, Ryder was coincidentally romantically involved with Depp. Burton felt "she could respond to this dark material", and that the idea of her as a cheerleader and wearing a blond wig "was very funny". Burton feels that it was the hardest role for her to take at the time, as she herself was "tortured" and mocked by cheerleaders at school

Night on Earth is a 1991 film written and directed by Jim Jarmusch.

It is a collection of five vignettes—the term "slice of life story" would also be appropriate—concerning the temporary bond formed between taxi driver and passenger in five different cities: Los Angeles, New York, Paris, Rome, and Helsinki. The movie begins with the Los Angeles-based snapshot and moves from city to city as the clock turns during the late hours of the night.

Sex and Death 101

Gwyneth Paltrow
she looks like the girl next door, but yet at the same time, I see deep in her character something so strange yet so beautiful.

Margot Helen Tenenbaum Gwyneth Paltrow
A playwrighting prodigy, Margot once ran away from home for two weeks and came back with half of one of her fingers missing. She is shown moping in her bathtub, watching television, ignoring her husband. She smokes, unbeknownst to anyone else in her family as she is infamously secretive. She is also adopted, as Royal is quick to point out. Margot is not only a playwright, but also a book critic; she wrote a negative review of Eli Cash's latest book despite the fact that she and Eli are lovers.

I am so fascinated by these type of characters, I'm sure we have all at one point have known a weird girl or perhaps felt like the weird girl ourselves.

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