It reminded me of Oprah's last year on commercial TV. I was at a hotel somewhere and turned on the TV late at night to hear Oprah plugging an interview she'd done with Cybil Shepherd. She was yammering away about how she'd interviewed Angelina Jolie and all these beautiful actresses over the year and she'd ask them about their beauty and they'd play modest (oprah said modesty was learned) and she'd get lies.
She said Cybil was the 1st to tell the truth.
I hate to tell Oprah this but that revolutionary moment wasn't so revolutionary.
Don't get me wrong, I love Cybil. And she's very honest.
And I know Oprah did a lot of drugs in the 80s so maybe that's how she missed it?
Cybil was asked about her beauty and Cybil noted that it had opened doors and that it wasn't anything she'd accomplished, it was genetics, from her mother and father.
Then we went from that clip to Oprah unable to shut up.
Such honesty. And no one had ever admitted that they hadn't done anything for their beauty, that it was genetics and it was their parents and --
Oprah couldn't stop gushing.
Does no one remember Moonlighting?
That's the show that brought Cybil to a new level of fame. And Cybil became the face of Loreal. In one of her first commercials, she talked about being born beautiful and how she didn't have anything to do with that.
In other words, what Oprah found so revolutionary in 2011 was something that Cybil had been saying publicly since at least the 80s and in a very heavily aired Loreal commercial.
That's Brett Easton Ellis. Stumbling across something the rest of us already know and acting like it's revolutionary. That's especially true of his bad books.
His really bad books.
Closing with C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"