“I remember, like, fifteen years ago, I was at one of those big Hollywood parties. And he [Mel Gibson] was really drunk. I was with my friend, who’s gay. He made a really horrible gay joke. And somehow it came up that I was Jewish. He said something about ‘oven dodgers,’ but I didn’t get it. I’d never heard that before. It was just this weird, weird moment. I was like, ‘He’s anti-Semitic and he’s homophobic.’ No one believed me!”
– Winona Ryder, telling GQ all about it.
I know that this man has said some horrible things, but for some reason, the image of Mel Gibson calling Little Women era Winona an “oven dodger” just stabs straight into my heart like an icicle. I specify the icicle because I used to think icicles were so neat and pretty, much like Mel Gibson in The Patriot, but now they’re just nuisances and little implements of death.