Via Pam Meister at Big Hollywood comes word that the fetching Megan Fox is not all that happy that her first legitimate starring role in Jennifer’s Body bombed at the box office.
Who’s to blame? The rubes in Middle America, for whom the girl raised in Tennessee has an enduring hate, Jim Lakely notes.
The actress tells The New York Times that her movie “Jennifer’s Body” tanked because “the movie is about a man-eating, cannibalistic lesbian cheerleader, and that pretty much eliminates middle America.”
Keep voluntarily eliminating "Middle America" from your audience, sweetie, and you’ll find your audience will continue to dwindle. Them looks, as spectacular as they are, won’t last forever. Meister is more to the point:
Oh my stars! [Jennifer’s Body] has Oscar and Golden Globe written all over it, and Middle American schlubs who shop at Walmart and enjoy a night out at Applebee’s couldn’t appreciate the delicate nuances of a man-eating, cannibalistic lesbian cheerleader? Well, that’s the hoi polloi for you.
Yup. Someone please inform the bitter Ms. Fox that her box office appeal has everything to do with her looks (and quite a bit of luck) and nothing to do with what she might let spill from her pouty lips.
Jennifer’s Body got a 47 on metacritic. Its worst review, a 10 out of 100, came from the Village Voice. This film was not a hit with “sophisticates.” As for the man-eating cannibalism, what about The Silence of the Lambs, that made a bit of money as I recall. So I guess we’re left with lesbianism being to blame, except, again, the homophiliac big city critics didn’t like it either. So fail, Megan!
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