Line of the day

It comes from Andrew O’Hehir’s scathing review of the biopic J. Edgarat Salon:

It’s like a combination of acting-school exercises and the History Channel, with all the production values and dramatic intensity that suggests. Hoover’s longtime deputy director and presumed lover, Clyde Tolson, is played by Armie Hammer as — how do I put this delicately? — an absolute flaming queen, who uses the term “fashion-forward” during a department-store shopping expedition set in about 1930. For just a minute there, it looks as if “J. Edgar” is about to become “Queer Eye for the FBI,” and I’m profoundly sorry it doesn’t.

I haven’t seen the film yet but I usually like Clint Eastwood’s work as a director so I’ll give this flick a chance. BUT that passage was too good to ignore.Writing bad reviews is *always* more fun than giving something a thumbs up.

2 thoughts on “Line of the day

  1. This looks like 2011’s hambone bid for the Oscars.
    That said, I’d go see it if there was a scene of Tolson urging Mamie Eisenhower to “shawntay, shawntay, shawntay!”.

  2. While the salacious bits should be quite interesting, I wonder if there is any possibility they are going to ask questions to connect with the present day. For example, with all the Terror legislation (including warrantless wiretaps and not even passing them by the special court, interception of internet, etc. etc.) what would someone like Hoover do with them?

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