Friday, June 10, 2011

In response to "Rich Hippies"

This is part of what Lainey said in a post called "Rich Hippies"

Of course you can pose pretty for pictures and be a basketcase on stage. The point is that not everyone is buying it. And that’s Sarah position on Stewart – that she’s polarising no matter what, it’s out of her control. Sarah maintains that Stewart is very, very, VERY shy, which accounts for the awkwardness and that we shouldn’t pick on a kid for being an introvert. Sasha on the other hand attributes the patented Stewart public discomfort to a case of Rich Hippy-ness which also makes a lot of sense:

“Have you ever met a white rich girl who gets dreads and wear cheap hemp clothes. It’s like they want to reject everything they are – which is RICH and ELITE – and R-patz and Kristen act all awkward and homely for that same reason. It’s annoying to me.”

Kinda like another version of Gwyneth Paltrow? Right?

As you know, if you’ve been reading my site long enough, I like Kristen Stewart. Oftentimes I’m a Stewart apologist. I find her interesting and I want to see her (other) movies. But it’s exhausting watching her so exhaustingly exhausted by the crushing burden of her fame. You ever been around one of those “artist/writer/painters” and they FEEL more than you, and they despair harder than you, and sometimes you think – holy sh-t, you are working so hard to be miserable? On some level you have to wonder if she works at being awkward, has to remind herself to NOT be comfortable, you know what I mean? The Rich Hippy takes her shoes off right after the carpet because she’s more comfortable eating tree bark than wearing leather heels.

I doubt she will run my email, so I thought would post it.


It's genuine, imo. And there are some of us who have dealt with anxiety in public without having significant underlying emotional issues. It's genetic to some degree. I think she does have some hippie nature to her, but the kind that emphasizes acceptance. I saw an interview where she said someone advised her to be more "bubbly." She said she would hate herself for doing that because she knows it wouldn't be real. If that makes her a rebel for rejecting the Hollywood culture then so what? Good for her. Kristen is very comfortable making movies but that red light indicating "live" sends a shiver down her. She recognizes it for what it is and has learned to accept it. This attitude in time makes people comfortable. Last Sunday I saw no awkwardness.

If you are referring to her not kissing her bf on live TV, I think that is a rebellion to the obsession people have about them. They aren't trying to capitalize on their situation. They are trying to live a normal life. I don't think she is saying "I'm unhappy because of this burden of fame." I think she is happy but she will never conform to the boxes that some people want her to fit into. I love this about her. It's a huge reason I am a fan. I never paid attention to celeb culture and would never read sites likes yours (no offense intended) if it wasn't for Kristen. She is one of kind. That makes some rather shallow minded critics want to drag her back to the pack and say she is no different than the rest of the famewhores.

I should defend Rob, too, but I'll let someone else do that. I do think he is genuine as well. Again, some people are either threatened or they are too shallow to accept those that don't color within the lines.


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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Post MTVMA thoughts

Lots of nice things happened this past Sunday night. You know if you have read some of my entries here that I wouldn't not be watching this type of event --- at all --- if it weren't for the high opinion I have of Kristen Stewart.

As always, Kristen gets more beautiful every time she makes an appearance.

The only reason I know half of the names I saw is because I follow entertainment news strictly because of Kristen and I learn about others as I am trying to get to the Kristen news. Though I ignored celeb news in the past, I have always loved movies.  The names I know are now picking up the generation awards.   The class of Reese Witherspoon is something I want to touch on.   What an incredible career she has had to date.  If you haven't seen Election with Matthew Broderick, then you missed one of the better films of the 90s.     And Freeway with Keifer Sutherland.   I was so happy to see her get the Oscar for Walk the Line, a film in which she and J. Phoenix honored the life of a man I idolized. I am pleased to learn she and Kristen have struck up a friendship.   Kristen has no shortage of mentors, but Reese would be a good one.    I felt her comments (possible to make it in Hollywood without a reality show) didn't strike out at anyone in particular, but rather validated/complimented the way Kristen has chosen to conduct her personal life.

My admiration for Kristen includes the people she chooses to spend her time with. I believe Robert when he said she was a great judge of character. I decided last month that I plan to avoid discussing her relationship because I don't think she wants it being discussed.  If people didn't obsess on it, then maybe she wouldn't mind.  However, when Kristen is attacked by hateful idiots I may poke fun at their stupidity as my last post did.

Like Kristen, Rob is one of a kind.  His bizarre behavior is pure and refreshing and Sunday night was classic Rob.  Why hire a media coach and ruin his natural bizarre way of thinking and acting when he is having such a good time?  It's very entertaining.  Kristen and Robert both have an integrity that one wouldn't expect to find in that group.  I want her to be happy as she embarks on a life in which I think she will entertain me and others for many years to come.  She seems very happy.   So I hope there are very few changes in the personal department.   But it's not my business.

I was disappointed in some of the reactions I saw after the Best Kiss award.  Come on!!!  Did anyone think these two would kiss on national television?  Never.   No one should have hoped for or expected that.   It's an example of people projecting their values and expectations onto people who are in a situation none of us can imagine.  Plus, the reason they won't, that reserved personality that would rather blend in than seek the spotlight, is a huge factor in why I think so highly of this young lady. 

I thought the trailer for Breaking Dawn Part I was pretty damn good. I am so looking forward to it. I have no doubts these last two movies are going to be much better than the previous three. Bella squeezing Charlie's hand set the tone of the trailer and Rob's voice over stepped it up notch. Reports from the MTVMAs had those two getting excited on stage while the trailer played. It seems they are so pumped about this movie. Kristen's ET Weekly interview on Breaking Dawn revealed allot of genuine emotion about this project. I am just as excited to see the press that will precede the release date. Then after BD Part I, we get On the Road, which might warrant some awards. It will be an amazing time for Kristen fans between October through this time next year. Then a short summer before BD part II.