OK, I haven’t watched the entire lunacy that is Clint Eastwood’s remarks (one would be hard pressed to call it a “speech”) at the Republican convention, but not because I haven’t tried. I just can’t sit through more than a few seconds of the stammering, wandering,”I left my tinfoil hat at home” wackiness of it.
And then, in reading about it, I stumbled across the slightly astounding fact that he’s scheduled to direct Beyonce in a remake of the movie A Star Is Born. Wow. On so many levels, wow.
Wow number 1: Clint Eastwood is a proven good director (Million Dollar Baby.) He is also a proven crazy old man (Republican National Committee convention.)
Wow number 2: Beyonce is making a movie career out of resurrecting gay singing icons gone-by, either dead (Etta James in Cadillac Records,) from one of their past heydays (Diana Ross in Dreamgirls. Sort of.) or fictional/past/dead (Esther/Judy Garland in A Star is Born.) A mrpeenee prediction: before the next presidential election, we will see Beyonce in a remake of Yentl. You heard it here first.
Wow number 3. Clint Eastwood used to be really cute.