(Or, who do we have to sleep with to get OFF this movie?)
By Shari Schreiber,
This piece was inspired by the Tom Cruise/Katie Holmes coupling.
It addresses social issues concerning their relationship. Given
it's outdated, I feel its value is still salient, in light of their
current divorce proceedings, and the controversial nature of their
is it with celebrities these days? Tom Cruise not only
made a fool of himself in relation to Brooke Shieldís post-partum
depression (a topic about which he knows less than nothing, incidentally),
but now heís supposedly knocked-up Katie Holmes. Or has
this whole pregnancy thing just a media ploy to sell more movies,
or is Tom trying to quell those (still) tenacious rumors about his
being gay? Do we really even care? And
what about Tom's proclamations about being sterile, when
he and Kidman were adopting their children? Is my memory completely
skewed on this?
far from being a moralist, but the part of this Cruise/Holmes issue
that troubles me most, is the message
thatís being sent to our youth! Arenít we struggling enough
with teenage pregnancies and the spread of STDís? Call me old fashioned,
but Iím wondering just when and how it became fashionable
to conceive and bear a child out of wedlock?!
the entire world saw Tom jumping up and down on Oprahís couch in
what looked like a manic episode, while
declaring his overwhelming love for (barely past adolescence) Katie,
so whatís the hold-up with the wedding?
Difficulty finding the right caterer? Afraid the paparazzi
might show up and crash the party? I think not. (Do you suppose
her dad owns a shotgun? Does celebrity status somehow dramatically
alter a parentís emotional response to his/her daughter being in
this compromised position?)
never thought Iíd hear myself say this, but where is middle
America when you need people with some good olí
common sense to step in and adjust the Cruise Control,
for a guy whoís obviously incapable of doing it for himself? Maybe
at this juncture, even the bible belt
is just too Bushed!
honey, if you have any doubts remaining in the aftermath
of your split with Tom, Iím hoping itís now abundantly clear that
he did you a favor. This appears to be an unstable
man with a fair amount of narcissism
in his makeup, and anyone who isnít a perfect
reflection for him and his beliefs, must bear the consequences
of his disappointment and rage. A partner so young and (as yet)
not fully developed, is exactly the naïve and malleable vessel
Cruise needs to fuel his public image and feed his grandiosity.
be honest, I've always liked this guy--and frankly, I donít care
if he wants to sleep with giraffes! Iíd still go to see
his movies, Ďcause heís watch-able and has some talent. But (please,
God) donít let him make any more of those personal appearances!
Sadly, Tom keeps embarrassing his fans--and given the latest video
that's being circulated (thanks to Nick Denton at Gawker),
I'm starting to wonder who's tampering with the KoolAid
at those Scientology meetings.
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