Thursday, January 21, 2010
COUNTERPOINT: THE THINKING MAN'S SEX SYMBOL?
Every so often, some celebrity will be touted as "The Thinking Man's Sex Symbol".
These women are never bombshells.
They tend to look like Tina Fey.
In fact, Tina Fey was #2 on The Daily Beast's 2008 list of "The Thinking Man's Sex Symbols".
Now, Tina Fey is a very attractive woman. She is also undeniably talented and smart.
But I resent the fact that you never find bombshells on the list of Thinking Man's Sex Symbols.
Scarlett Johansson will never be on this list, even though she was smart enough to auction off her snotty Kleenex for charity, garnering $5,300 for USA Harvest.
So my question today is...
Why can't a "Thinking Man" lust after bombshells? Who decided that a person with a high IQ is automatically immune to the allure of big tits? That no one at MENSA appreciates a curvy red head who knows how to strut in a pair of bondage heels?
Arthur Miller is proof that it can happen. Arguably one of the 20th Century's greatest playwrights, he fell in love with and married the ultimate bombshell, Marilyn Monroe.
Hugh Hefner loves busty blondes and is one of the most successful entrepreneurs that this country ever produced. I'd say he's a Thinking Man, even if those thoughts tend to revolve around ways to commodify sex.
Dennis Kucinich's wife Elizabeth is incredibly sexy, and he's one of the smartest politicians out there. (And yes, I know about the UFO sighting and I don't give a shit.)
Why am I crusading on behalf of the bombshell? Maybe it's because I love their sense of humor about sex. I love their charm. I love their strange power.
Let's hear it for bombshells and the Thinking Men (and Women) who love them.