Summer time! Time for Hollywood to pull out the catsuit. Bikinis are soooo last fantasy…
I wore a catsuit once–
Several bodies ago.
In the era known as BC (“Before Children”).
These days, I cede that fashion statement to those younger and fitter. I loved The Avengers flick for one reason: for all the testosterone-driven male posturing by her Avenger posse (Iron Man, the Hulk, Captain America) to save the planet from an army of alien invaders, Scarlett Johansson‘s Black Widow (a.k.a., Natalia Romanova) aptly holds her own on the big 3D screen.
And not just in the scenes in which she’s surrounding by bad guys. I’m talking about her vulnerability while being taunted by the arch villain, Loki, who has already deduced that she has a soft spot for Jeremy Renner‘s super sniper character, Hawkeye.
Well, does she?
Let me put it this way: the scene has a great twist to it. A lesser actress may not have pulled it off.
I’ve attached a video clip of Scarlett talking about her approach to the role.
To my mind, Scarlett owns the role–and the catsuit too, since it’s too tight for them to do anything but cut her out of it.
But seriously, she fills it out perfectly. Curvacious, some butt and absolutely no gut. The suit is unzipped just enough to allow us to admire her cleavage, but the view doesn’t detract from her most awesome attribute: the ability to break men’s noses even as she breaks their hearts.
In high-heeled Louboutin boots, no less.
Go see the movie–unless you want the ignominious honor of being the last person on the planet who hasn’t.
Make that the galaxy.
RIDDLE ME THIS:
From Jane Fonda in Barbarella, to Uma Thurman in Kill Bill, to all the luscious ladies in Sin City, many an actress has donned a catsuit on her way to film stardom. Which of them do you feel is worthy of our fangirl envy?
Yahoo.com has graciously put together a slideshow of catsuit couture for us. Enjoy!