Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Here's one that maybe won't mean much to a lot of you, but for a few Ginger Snaps fans out there, this will be a real mind-blower.
A while back, I was wasting a few precious minutes of my short time on this Earth by flipping around the TV dial, watching whatever crap happened to be on. I landed on a channel showing some goofy teen girl movie, a modern retelling of Cinderella. My finger was poised to change the channel again when something stopped me: the two "ugly stepsisters" were somehow familiar. So familiar that I ended up watching a few minutes of the (awful, awful) film, just trying to figure out where I knew them from.
Well, I pretty much gave the mystery away in this post's title. Turns out they were Emily Perkins and Katharine Isabelle, better known to fans of feminist indie werewolf movies as Brigitte and Ginger from Ginger Snaps and its sequels.
If you've seen Ginger Snaps, seeing these two talented, intense actors play a pair of man-hungry ditzes isn't just weird... It actually feels kind of wrong, somehow. After all, aren't these two characters pretty much exactly the kind of girls that Brigitte and Ginger would have most despised? Given the choice between transforming into bloodthirsty werewolves or these two, I have to figure that B and Ginge would've opted to get fuzzy.
One more weird little detail: According to her IMDB page, Emily Perkins first played a teenager in 1989. This movie, in which she also plays a teen, was made last year. Perkins might not be a werewolf in real life, but I'm starting to think she's a vampire.
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