Thursday, June 09, 2005

never hotter

Dana Stevens at Slate thinks that the Brad Pitt interview — in which equal time was given to all things Aniston/Jolie and to women and children suffering from HIV/AIDS and poverty in Africa — was crap. As far as Dana is concerned, she'll think about the poor kids in Africa on her own time. As far as Dana's concerned, she shouldn't be made to feel guilty about wanting to know the salacious details behind the rumored coupling of two people who are so f*cking hot.

I don't want her to feel guilty either, but as my old friend Denise used to say, "No one can MAKE you feel anything. That's up to you." So, Dana, deal with your guilt, honey.

I thought it was a pretty excellent result of a well-negotiated interview. Getting screen time for the issues — and for the super fabulous Jamie Drummond of
DATA — was a triumph. Go ahead, tune in because you want to see pretty pictures of the beautiful people. But pay attention to the woman wasting away from AIDS when drugs exist that could save her life. And take note of the twelve-year-old girls who prostitute themselves to stay alive, the ones who are willing to forgo using condoms if it means a little extra money.

I've never thought Brad Pitt was hotter.

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