Monday, August 17, 2009

Meryl Streep gets it on with Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin.

There's a saying in Hollywood that states there are no roles for women over 40.  Another Hollywood "rule" is that chick-flicks don't open a film (ie, hit big the first weekend at the box office).

Personally I hate these "Hollywood Rules" and love it when the movie industry is forced to go against the standard, generally bent-over by the mighty dollar.  (A few other rules:  A lesbian period piece will never get made; you don't hire a new screenwriter over 40; Gay films won't sell; movies about the industry don't sell; you have to appeal to the male 14-24 demographic).

Well someone is currently breaking the woman-0ver-40-hot-roles-and-bigBO rule:  Enter Meryl Streep

Streep has this one in the bag after a triumphant series of films including DOUBT, MAMA MIA, JULIE AND JULIA and of course the gay favorite and the film that kicked it off for her lately, THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA.

As long as we keep lining up at the Box Office, Hollywood will make vehicles for Streep.  

Here's a trailer for her upcoming film, IT'S COMPLICATED, which costars Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin.

IT'S COMPLICATED follows Streep's character after she is dumped by her husband (Alec Baldwin), who runs off with a younger woman. She finally gets on the dating horse and finds a sensible fellow (Steve Martin), when her ex husband returns to woo her (cheating on his new, younger wife).

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