I was minding my own business, sitting with my laptop composing my next onemikesmind blog post, and not paying attention to the TV my wife was watching. I have to admit, I am a romantic comedy fan. However, I do draw the line when the estrogen level is so high in the plot that … well, let’s just say the opposite hormone can barely be found. Such was the case tonight.
The movie was Bride Wars, from 2009, starring Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway. The two women are bff’s from childhood who end up practically clawing each other’s eyes out before they finally (he chokes back tears) realize their friendship is more important than any jealous rivalry. I was trying to stay focused on the writing at hand, when my wife made a comment. Something that went like, “Kate Hudson’s eye makeup shouldn’t be so smoky on her wedding day, don’t you agree?”
On a side note: I know we guys are not always the smartest when it comes to answering questions from the opposite sex. The famous, “Do I look fat?” question has tripped up many a conscientious, well-mannered fellow. And the “smoky eye” question at first blush seemed pretty straightforward. After quick and thoughtful consideration I responded with a safe “I don’t know.”
Anyhow, the whole “chick flick” dynamic and “smoky eye” question got me thinking: “Should we (read “men”) know whether the wedding makeup is too smoky? Have we been SITC’d (Sex In The City)? Men and women, weigh in on this. Better yet, a poll is appropriate: