Right. I LOVE Scandal. I love explaining the plot to friends without any context (“and then the President woke up from his coma, became an alcoholic and murdered the Supreme Court Justice, but him and the main character started sleeping together again”) but the BEST PART about watching the show is that the cast live tweets every episode. At one point I thought it was overwhelming (my pal said, “it seems like all of your life problems are easily solved” and as an example, suggested just, unfollowing the Scandal cast*) but now it’s kind of awesome seeing them promote the heck out of their show with such zeal and clear enjoyment. Here are two quotes from today’s Vulture interview with Bellamy Young, who plays FLOTUS Mellie:
I often hear people say they don’t like to watch themselves.
Fuck that shit. We watch the show. Are you crazy? We watch it together; we watch it with fervor. We’re like summer camp when we watch it. We also watch it so we can take notes to tweet.
Well, I’ll keep a resuscitator nearby just in case.
Yes. And an EpiPen, a respirator, a little Bourbon, some coconut water, you should maybe be horizontal — in a hammock, so you can see. Prepare.
Like, how entertaining, hey?
*Yes, my friend included this as being one of my life problems.
My Medical Choice by Angelina Jolie for The New York Times. Incredibly impressed by this woman, time and time again.
Saw The Great Gatsby last night and LET ME TELL YOU Tobey Maguire is the worst thing that has ever happened to me. 3D Forrest Gump (basically) buddy is the worst actor in the woooooorrrrrrrrrld. Also, someone take movies away from Baz Luhrman. ALSO: no Leo, you can’t play 32, sorry. Googled your age Leo and the first result was a Daily Mail article saying you’ve morphed into Jack Nicholson. ALSO: no more shots of Jack (Leo) floating dead in a pool of water. Titanic tears for days, thanks Baz.
Safe abortions have always been available to the rich, Dan. You simply want to deny them to the poor, and if you succeed, poor woman will be forced to get them anyway. They’ll be forced into the alleys with hangers, plungers and vacuum cleaners, risking death or mutilation. But you’d like that, wouldn’t you, Dan? You sadistic, elitist, sexist, racist, anti-humanist pig!
Saturday Night Live 3x18
This aired in 1978. Thirty-five years later, it’s still a fucking ~debate.