Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Red Hot! part 3


Long, red hair, bedroom eyes, and and seemingly endless legs made Jessica Rabbit one of the scorchingest redheads to cross the silver screen, even if she was a figment of cartoonist Tex Avery's imagination. I know it's a bit odd to include a cartoon in my list of favorite redheads, but I've always loved pin up art and the sexy women in old Tom & Jerry cartoons and the like, especially Red Hot Riding Hood [also created by Tex Avery].

The breakout star of 1988's 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit', Jessica Rabbit is Roger's human wife and is at the top of the list of people who could've framed Roger. The movie is campy good fun with a heavy dose of film noir, though in parts the green screen stuff isn't quite right. No matter. Jessica stops traffic with her fabulous figure and smoky voice, done by Kathleen Turner. I absolutely love her most famous line in the movie:"I'm not bad; I'm just drawn that way". There's a lot that could be read into it about the price of beauty, but I'd rather not get into that now. The way she says that makes you want to believe she's innocent of any crime but at the same time cross your fingers that she's every bit the bad girl she looks. Remember, ladies: gentlemen prefer blondes because they don't know any better.


Links
An interesting take on Jessica & Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Why Don't You Do Right? Sung by Jessica Rabbit

2 comments:

  1. I think that Red Hot Riding Hood looks an awful lot like Lucille Ball!

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  2. hey, it's me again lol

    i liked this post so much, i thought I'd try one!: http://yumekari.blogspot.com/2011/08/few-of-my-favs-redheads.html

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