And the age-old debate goes on about whether or not it’s “appropriate” for the Pitt-Jolies to allow their four-year-old daughter to continually cavort in boys’ clothing.
Us Weekly released a photograph of young Shiloh playing in a pool with her sister Zahara, wearing what can only be described as a pair of boys’ shorts and a gold necklace.
Naturally, the shit has started about “Angelina and Brad encouraging androgyny,” and “parenting gone awry,” but you know what the bigger picture is here? Why the fuck is some skeevy photographer lurking in the bushes, trying to take photographs of the Pitt-Jolie kids while they swim? I think that’s the biggest point that people are missing today. I personally don’t care what Shiloh decides to do as she gets older — it’s not as if it’s something we haven’t seen before — and Brad and Angelina’s parenting methods are of no concern to me (they’re not my children, after all), and yes, I think that people are looking way too far into the fact that Shiloh, a four-year-old girl, is wearing boys’ swimming trunks rather than the fact that there’s some BS picture-taker-of-children floating around, allowing these photos of a private family’s outing to run in a national magazine.
Priorities, people, priorities.
Jolie is still talking up her latest flick, Salt, which I probably won’t see, because Harry Potter movies and Pirates of the Caribbean-type plots are a bit more my speed, but she sounds like she had an amazing time during filming, and in her latest interview discussing Salt, she takes her kick-ass-ness to the next level by saying she wants to be the next James Bond:
On not playing a Bond girl:
‘They wanted me to play a Bond girl in Casino Royale,’ says Angelina Jolie. ‘I said, “Actually, I’d prefer to play him; I’d rather be Bond.” It was a joke – kind of. It was an interesting conversation.’
On Salt not being like James Bond:
‘Salt is nothing like Bond,’ says Jolie. ‘In so many spy films women are femme fatales and we wanted to avoid that. My character doesn’t use her sexuality to get anything. It’s the roughest I’ve looked. When we fight, it gets ugly. Somebody breaks my nose in the film. It’s not pretty.’
On being a woman in an action film:
‘I think when people write things for women – at least with the films I’ve done in the past, such as Tomb Raider – they’re not serious. They’re not raw. They’re not hard. So when we wanted a real female action hero, we looked towards something that wasn’t written for a woman.’
Is there anything this woman can’t do? Honestly. You hear this shit and have to know that it’s no wonder that Brad chose her over wishy-washy, clingy, rom-com Jennifer Aniston. Wouldn’t you? Yeah. You would. I would.
Angelina Jolie and her brood of four (and the papers say that Brad was home “babysitting” the twins while she was off globetrotting with her other kids; how is it that he gets to “babysit” his own children — silly, silly) were photographed arriving at an airport in Japan to prepare for her Japanese release of Salt, looking every bit the shiny, happy family.
Jolie is one fine example of a human being — and as a side note, I watched Mr. & Mrs. Smith last night, and I have to say that she’s even more beautiful now, as a mom, than she was prior to hooking up with Brad and adopting (and birthing) several children.
Some gals have all the luck.