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(BBC)   NY theater critic on Scarlet Johansson: "She falls surprisingly short in seductiveness." Contrary opinions to the right   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 89
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2013-01-18 12:59:06 PM
Almost had me there, trollmitter.
 
2013-01-18 01:19:18 PM
Thom Geier admired Johansson's "fierce, fighting spirit" in the role, but added, "for a movie star with major sex-appeal, she falls surprisingly short in seductiveness. Her Cat flashes her claws, but doesn't purr."

I don't want to make any sweeping generalizations or assumptions but there may be an attribute common to male Broadway critics.
 
2013-01-18 01:21:45 PM

Mugato: Her Cat flashes her claws, but doesn't purr."


Wow. I wish I could have been there when she flashed her cat.
 
2013-01-18 01:23:52 PM
Have we just discovered studman69's day job?
 
2013-01-18 01:48:45 PM
I don't know if this is a studman situation, gentlemen.   He's not saying she isn't seductive or attractive, rather that she's not playing Maggie the Cat the same way Elizabeth Taylor did.  I've only seen the film version, I can't attest to how Miss Johansson does the part, that's the way it reads to me.

/female
//that probably explains why
///Paul Newman was GORGEOUS in that movie
 
2013-01-18 01:49:09 PM
Say what you will about Scarlett Johansson's hotness (and there is plenty to be said, and ogled at), but Liz Taylor and Paul Newman were possibly the hottest couple of all time in that movie.
 
2013-01-18 01:56:22 PM

Coco LaFemme: /female
//that probably explains why
///Paul Newman was GORGEOUS in that movie


Straight male here, no problem agreeing with you on Paul Newman. It'd be like saying "Oh, I didn't pay attention to whether or not Michaelangelo's David was supposed to be an attractive man, because I'm straight." Newman was a good looking fellow in his day.
 
2013-01-18 02:08:25 PM

Mugato: Thom Geier admired Johansson's "fierce, fighting spirit" in the role, but added, "for a movie star with major sex-appeal, she falls surprisingly short in seductiveness. Her Cat flashes her claws, but doesn't purr."

I don't want to make any sweeping generalizations or assumptions but there may be an attribute common to male Broadway critics.


I wonder how his last name is pronounced.
 
2013-01-18 02:17:22 PM
That's simple to fix. Don't let her talk
 
2013-01-18 02:51:40 PM
I wouldn't mind being on Scarlet Johansson.  my wife may have an issue with it though.
 
2013-01-18 03:10:23 PM

ManateeGag: I wouldn't mind being on Scarlet Johansson.  my wife may have an issue with it though.


Well let her go first then.
 
2013-01-18 03:11:35 PM
Times gave her a good review.
 
2013-01-18 03:16:06 PM

ManateeGag: I wouldn't mind being on Scarlet Johansson.  my wife may have an issue with it though.


I would hope to God your wife would congratulate you if you successfully pulled that off.
 
2013-01-18 03:22:36 PM

BalugaJoe: Times gave her a good review.


I gave her a good review. Then I cleaned up that review with tissue.
 
2013-01-18 03:22:39 PM

Mugato: Thom Geier admired Johansson's "fierce, fighting spirit" in the role, but added, "for a movie star with major sex-appeal, she falls surprisingly short in seductiveness. Her Cat flashes her claws, but doesn't purr."

I don't want to make any sweeping generalizations or assumptions but there may be an attribute common to male Broadway critics.


Yep. They have teh ghey.
 
2013-01-18 03:22:41 PM
She wasn't seductive as the Black Widow either. She's hot, certainly, attractive, certainly. But she's not seductive.
 
2013-01-18 03:26:59 PM
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2013-01-18 03:31:02 PM

maverickzy: She wasn't seductive as the Black Widow either. She's hot, certainly, attractive, certainly. But she's not seductive.


Men fall at her feet. She doesn't have to be seductive. Also, she's primarily a film actress. Stage is a different ballgame. She doesn't only have to seduce her fellow actor, she has to secude the entire audience, and that demands a level of talent and charisma, not to mention strength of personality, that I don't think she possesses.
 
2013-01-18 03:31:25 PM
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19 comments in and I am the first?
 
2013-01-18 03:32:30 PM

maverickzy: She wasn't seductive as the Black Widow either. She's hot, certainly, attractive, certainly. But she's not seductive.


Agreed. I can't think of any role she's played where she's been seductive. I mean, she's sexy by default based on looks alone, but I don't think she has the chops to pour it on.
 
2013-01-18 03:35:09 PM

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2013-01-18 03:35:12 PM
I'd like to scarlet my Johnson in her.
or something.
 
2013-01-18 03:36:01 PM

swahnhennessy: maverickzy: She wasn't seductive as the Black Widow either. She's hot, certainly, attractive, certainly. But she's not seductive.

Agreed. I can't think of any role she's played where she's been seductive. I mean, she's sexy by default based on looks alone, but I don't think she has the chops to pour it on.


i'd like to pour something on her chops

/by that i mean, disappoint her in a sexual fashion
 
2013-01-18 03:38:42 PM
machoprogrammer:19 comments in and I am the first?

Nah, you're only off by 15 comments & a little over 2 hours.  Real close though, real close...

/getting the Friday afternoon snark out of my system
 
2013-01-18 03:43:31 PM
24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-01-18 03:43:36 PM

olapbill: I'd like to scarlet my Johnson in her.
or something.


cdn.motinetwork.net
 
2013-01-18 03:43:45 PM

Recoil Therapy: machoprogrammer:19 comments in and I am the first?

Nah, you're only off by 15 comments & a little over 2 hours.  Real close though, real close...

/getting the Friday afternoon snark out of my system


FWIW, I appreciated it
 
2013-01-18 03:44:14 PM
I think critic Thom Geier would most likely prefer Alan Cumming to play Johansson's part in drag.
 
2013-01-18 03:47:00 PM

swahnhennessy: Agreed. I can't think of any role she's played where she's been seductive. I mean, she's sexy by default based on looks alone, but I don't think she has the chops to pour it on.


As hot as she is she probably has never had to in her life, so maybe that's why.
 
2013-01-18 03:48:40 PM
Yes, we need the opinions from the guys who regularly get "seduced" by a tube sock.
 
2013-01-18 03:50:49 PM
This is hotter than ...

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this?

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FARK, you are a disappoint.
 
2013-01-18 03:51:55 PM
you know, i really like tennessee williams' plays. but, i guess it wasn't until i was older that i realized he portrayed women as terrible, idiotic shrews and all of his male characters were gay. NTTAWWT. but, he really paints women in a horrible light and he's way too apologetic for the villainy of his not-out-of-the-closet male characters.
 
2013-01-18 03:53:19 PM
ScarJo is ridiculously over-rated as an actress. She is hot, sure, but not in an extreme measure.
 
2013-01-18 03:59:57 PM
To be fair, that's a moderately hard role to pull off and the play kind of lends itself to mediocrity to begin with. Williams' subtlety was almost entirely in the writing rather than the theatrical portrayals, so actual productions have a tendency to either be entirely director-dependent or incredibly aimless.

Um, I mean I'm a manly man, what kind of fairy cares about broadway anyhow hyuck hyuck?
 
2013-01-18 04:00:24 PM

maverickzy: She wasn't seductive as the Black Widow either. She's hot, certainly, attractive, certainly. But she's not seductive.


I don't think the Black Widow was supposed to be seductive.
 
2013-01-18 04:03:17 PM
yeah...well when Tennessee Williams wrote "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" , having a female lead spend most of the play in nothing but a slip was considered very shocking.
Now we can get rule 34 on a cel phone anywhere on the planet...so not so much any more.

but having read and viewed the play performed...their is NOTHING about the character that should come off as "seductive" IMHO.
 
2013-01-18 04:08:28 PM
She's hot, but not seductive. More ingenue than sexpot. I would still make her wonder if it's in yet though.
 
2013-01-18 04:12:39 PM
The pen is mightier.
 
2013-01-18 04:17:09 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: That's simple to fix. Don't let her talk


This. She's a tomboy.
 
2013-01-18 04:22:39 PM
Agreed.  She has all the physical attributes, but I do not give her seductive.

Over the last few decades here are my favorite sultry sluts.

Famke Jannsen. (Nip Tuck)
Lina Fiorentino (Vision Quest, Gotcha, Jade, the last seduction)
Paz Vega (Sexo y Lucia)
Sharon Stone (Basic Instict)
Kari Wurher (mtv slut)
Salma Hayek (looks and fark me eyes)
Ann Archer
Jacquleine Bisset
Cheryl Tiegsgs
Mitzy Kapture (Silk Stalkings)
 
2013-01-18 04:29:53 PM
Agreed on some of the above. Johannson's a pretty hot chick, but 'seductive' isn't something she does. She's too self-conscious and non-seductive, actually. Part of her persona is that she's not seductive.

I remember some perfume commercial when she first hit it big where they tried to put her in a white gown and do B&W photography and elegance and the audience chuckled. This was in front of a movie. It just doesn't work for her.
 
2013-01-18 04:30:54 PM

theflatline: Agreed.  She has all the physical attributes, but I do not give her seductive.

Over the last few decades here are my favorite sultry sluts.

Famke Jannsen. (Nip Tuck)
Lina Fiorentino (Vision Quest, Gotcha, Jade, the last seduction)
Paz Vega (Sexo y Lucia)
Sharon Stone (Basic Instict)
Kari Wurher (mtv slut)
Salma Hayek (looks and fark me eyes)
Ann Archer
Jacquleine Bisset
Cheryl Tiegsgs
Mitzy Kapture (Silk Stalkings)


I thought I was the only one who thought Linda Fiorentino was a total fox.

Good to know I'm not alone in this.

/I'm first in line though damnit!
 
2013-01-18 04:33:30 PM

Spanky McStupid: This is hotter than ...

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this?

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FARK, you are a disappoint.


Yes.
 
2013-01-18 04:34:40 PM

pute kisses like a man: you know, i really like tennessee williams' plays. but, i guess it wasn't until i was older that i realized he portrayed women as terrible, idiotic shrews and all of his male characters were gay. NTTAWWT. but, he really paints women in a horrible light and he's way too apologetic for the villainy of his not-out-of-the-closet male characters.


You may want to give some of those plays another read. You missed a few...well....pretty much everything.
 
2013-01-18 04:35:23 PM

NateAsbestos: theflatline: Agreed.  She has all the physical attributes, but I do not give her seductive.

Over the last few decades here are my favorite sultry sluts.

Famke Jannsen. (Nip Tuck)
Lina Fiorentino (Vision Quest, Gotcha, Jade, the last seduction)
Paz Vega (Sexo y Lucia)
Sharon Stone (Basic Instict)
Kari Wurher (mtv slut)
Salma Hayek (looks and fark me eyes)
Ann Archer
Jacquleine Bisset
Cheryl Tiegsgs
Mitzy Kapture (Silk Stalkings)

I thought I was the only one who thought Linda Fiorentino was a total fox.

Good to know I'm not alone in this.

/I'm first in line though damnit!


I learned the phrase "designated fark-boy" from Linda Fiorentino.
 
2013-01-18 04:36:23 PM

theflatline: Agreed.  She has all the physical attributes, but I do not give her seductive.

Over the last few decades here are my favorite sultry sluts.

Famke Jannsen. (Nip Tuck)
Lina Fiorentino (Vision Quest, Gotcha, Jade, the last seduction)
Paz Vega (Sexo y Lucia)
Sharon Stone (Basic Instict)
Kari Wurher (mtv slut)
Salma Hayek (looks and fark me eyes)
Ann Archer
Jacquleine Bisset
Cheryl Tiegs
Mitzy Kapture (Silk Stalkings)


That's a very solid list you've got there boss: but I'll have to respectfully disagree with the Ann Archer listing. If you've got to have a token Scientologist on the list, give me Catherine Bell.
 
2013-01-18 04:39:12 PM

Spanky McStupid: This is hotter than ...

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this?

[encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com image 276x183]


FARK, you are a disappoint.


Yes, given one of them is currently dead.
 
2013-01-18 04:53:20 PM

theflatline: Agreed.  She has all the physical attributes, but I do not give her seductive.

Over the last few decades here are my favorite sultry sluts.

Famke Jannsen. (Nip Tuck)
Lina Fiorentino (Vision Quest, Gotcha, Jade, the last seduction)
Paz Vega (Sexo y Lucia)
Sharon Stone (Basic Instict)
Kari Wurher (mtv slut)
Salma Hayek (looks and fark me eyes)
Ann Archer
Jacquleine Bisset
Cheryl Tiegsgs
Mitzy Kapture (Silk Stalkings)


Naked Mandy from '24'
Michelle Rodriguez (in anything where she's sweaty and not a zombie)
Milla Jovovich (except for 'multipass'. She's just cute there)
any attractive goth girl
 
2013-01-18 05:06:47 PM
Hot =/= talent as an actress.
 
2013-01-18 05:08:03 PM

Spanky McStupid: This is hotter than ...

[encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com image 274x184]

this?

[encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com image 276x183]


FARK, you are a disappoint.


Not a fair comparison. Liz looks like she is posed for a still photo of her "being seductive" while Scarlett looks like she was photographed delivering a line.

Besides, the redhead is always hotter.
 
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