Monday, August 24, 2009
The queen of chick flicks (or at least one of the reigning princesses) - women like Drew Barrymore. Aside from her obvious acting ability, she's got all the qualities people look for in a celebrity. Women especially like that she's not drop-dead gorgeous. She's cute, yes. But ask any man his Top Five Women from his "gimme" list and Drew's name is conspicuosly absent. Kate Beckinsale, Scarlett Johansson, Angelina Jolie, Carmen Electra - these are the names and images that men like to conjure up when thinking of some hot celebrity bent on ravaging their poor (but distended) flesh.
Ask any man about Drew. It ranges from "meh, she's alright" to "oh yeah, I forgot about her. She's got a pretty hot body, right?" Her girl-next-door look gives her a quality women like: accessibility.
Plus, she had issues. Oh, poor Drew, did she ever have issues. A shitty childhood that landed her in rehab at the age of 13, a few failed relationships and a hasty "what was that all about" marriage to Tom Green. Whatever. We could forgive her choice in those fugly men, even though we knew she deserved better and was worth more. What woman doesn't see the beacon of insecurity in another woman as our own personal Bat Signal and swoop in to help? These things made us like her even more.
Shee also had problems with her Mom. "Hey, I have problems with my Mom, too!" or if not your Mom, certainly your mother-in-law. And if you're ridiculously happy with your Mom and your mother-in-law, you can go here. Otherwise, you know that Drew Barrymore has that quality called relatability, which not only endures her to the masses, but translates into box office gold.