December 13, 2012

"It kind of made me sad on two accounts. One was that I was very sad that we live in an age..."

"... when someone takes a picture of another person in a vulnerable moment and rather than delete it — and do the decent thing — sells it. And I’m sorry that we live in a culture that commodifies sexuality of unwilling participants, which brings us back to 'Les Mis,' that's what my character is, she is someone who is forced to sell sex to benefit her child because she has nothing and there's no social safety net. Yeah so let’s get back to 'Les Mis.'"

So there we see how smart Anne Hathaway is. (And what a lout Lauer is.)

171 comments:

Seeing Red said...

What?

She learns nothing.

Maguro said...

Yes, very clever. She gets a publicity boomlet for flashing her cootch, then another one for getting the vapours and clutching her pearls when someone noticed.

Also found a way to work leftwing politics into it. Pure genius!

jacksonjay said...

PR 101!

Dexter said...

Poor thing, if only they paid her enough to afford underwear.

SGT Ted said...

An ACTRESS is complaining about the culture that enables her celebrity, and is a very willing participant in her career, which involves selling her sexiness and acting skills for money.

Like a swimmer complaining about how water is wet.

Only an actress could be so gifted, yet so unaware.

Bob Ellison said...

It doesn't seem risible. She's very pretty, though, and that makes me happy. Too bad she's sad.

Mitchell the Bat said...

Frankly, dressing like that makes a lot of sense if they ever have to rush you to the hospital emergency room.

pduggie said...

Why don't fancy ladies wear underpants any more?

MnMark said...

Liberals sure are ostentatiously sad a lot.

Shouting Thomas said...

Flashing the beaver was a staged PR gimmick.

Maguro is right.

Planned from beginning to end.

Chris said...

Gnomes collected her underpants?

(Bet this kind of thing never happened to Audrey Hepburn...)

Toad Trend said...

"Who treats Anne Hathaway like that???"

Tut-tut. Methinks Ms. Hathaway takes herself too seriously, as does the person who asked the above question.

Its no different than the 'boxers or briefs' type of wink-wink fluff we are force-fed daily.

If Lauer had asked Drew Barrymore the same thing and it happened to her, I'm betting she would have made light of her mistake and moved on.

YoungHegelian said...

I'm sorry what sort of a moral dipshit reads Les Miserables, where one of the climactic moments of the story is the redemption of Jean Valjean by the Bishop's act of charity with the silverware and comes up with "there was no social safety net"?

No, there wasn't a government safety net, but there sure as hell was a Church-based one. I mean, her character dies under the care of a convent/hospital.

Being liberal is one thing, but being stupid as a box of hammers about the source material of the movie you're in is quite another.

Shawn Levasseur said...

It's been said that the actors in movies work for free, what the really pay them for is to do the publicity for the films.

If that's so, then Anne has earned her pay quite nicely.

Politicians on the Sunday chat shows don't do that good of a job of staying on message.

Thorley Winston said...


It sounds like someone who makes her living because people find her attractive made a wardrobe choice that either revealed more of herself than she intended or was deliberately designed to gain her some notoriety so she could feign outrage at the reaction it predictably garnered. Neither of which is admirable in my book.

Herb said...

why is it called a wardrobe malfunction?
The dress was so form fitting she didnt want to have lines show? or did she really not think wearing a dress that had a slit up the side to her hip without undergarments was the smart thing to do?

Thorley Winston said...

I’m siding with Shouting Thomas and Maguro – it’s a staged publicity event.

Lem said...

One was that I was very sad that we live in an age when someone takes a picture of another person in a vulnerable moment and rather than delete it--and do the decent thing--sells it.

I thought that comment was referencing the subway push photograph ... I'm not yet used to "living in an age" where the term "living in an age" is used to cover paparazzi incidents.

I got start paying attention.

ricpic said...

Hathaway doesn't see her comeliness as a "sexual commodity?" Then what does she think brings in the millions -- her fab acting chops? Well yes, I'm sure that would be her answer. Commonest thing in the world to simultaneously know but not know what butters your bread.

Patrick said...

Les Miserable was without a doubt the worst book I have ever read.

It could be filled with photos of Ms. Hathaway, with and without underpants, and it would still be awful.

mojavehicular said...

Lauer's no flower;
But is Anne's unpantied pudenda
Part of an agenda?

Lem said...

lout Lauer..

Althouse ears her #1 ranking.

Shouting Thomas said...

Much more attractive, revealing beaver shots of prettier, younger women are all over the web.

I'm surprised this gambit still works.

Hathaway should be required to engage in at least an interracial gangbang if she wants that kind of PR.

She can pretend the resulting video was filmed surreptitiously.

Give us our money's worth!

Mark said...

Normally I'm the most cynical person in a room. Fashion disasters of all kinds happen.

And yes, Lauer is a jerk.

traditionalguy said...

She made two great points about pop culture gone wild.

An actress not playing a role on stage becomes a real person with real feelings that can be really violated.

And this is one woman who does not need vulgar publicity for her career.

That said, her problem raises a point for concealed carry laws. Having your panties on is like keeping the safety on your concealed loaded weapon.
Nobody tell Mayor Bloomberg.

jr565 said...

Wear underpants or dresses that aren't see through or up to your waist, and you know, you probably won't get pictures on the Internet of your junk.

Lem said...

Where does this "wardrobe malfunction" leave Sotomayor's juicy wedding night detail?

I'm curious.

phx said...

She's very pretty, though, and that makes me happy. Too bad she's sad.

I think Althouse needs a "pretty" tag.

Celebrity hunger games. I don't blame her though for being pissed at the photog and at Matt Lauer.

Tim said...

How can anyone who thinks this through feel sorry for Anne Hathaway?

Shouting Thomas said...

I don't blame her though for being pissed at the photog and at Matt Lauer.

The "being pissed" part is fake.

She cooked this up with her agent.

Her agent undoubtedly hired the photog.

Kevin said...

First of all, it is funny that we were just talking about this in the "how to generate more traffic" thread.

But second, I say live by the sword die by the sword. She would not have her career if not for her beauty. And she should not be surprised that people want more of her beauty than she initially bargained to give, and will pounce on whatever opportunity she gives them, however unintentional the gift.

Shouting Thomas said...

Since I've been in the performing biz my entire life, I can tell you that actresses and female musicians share a common characteristic...

They like to be looked at.

They especially like to be looked at in provocative sexual postures. They get a kick out of it. Most of them enjoy exhibitionism.

This is reflected in their sex lives, too.

Hathaway got a hard on out of this. She enjoyed it.

Cedarford said...

Ann Hathaway doesn't need the personal publicity like a Spears does...so I am on the side of those saying it was unplanned and a distraction from what appears to be a huge movie with great performances by Hugh Jackman, Hathaway, Russell Crowe and Amanda Seyfried.

It is another sign of America and it's institutions devolving and declining under failures of our less moral, less white society.

Good journalism of the sort that would have investigated Benghazi is replaced with hordes of photogs and "journalists" after the latest celeb ambush crotch shot.

Swift and sure justice replaced with Talmudic style justice of endless debate and appeal with a goal not to reach justice but pay as much as possible to lawyers who luxuriate in stretching out the "journey to justice" as long as possible.
11 years since 9/11 and it's mastermind still hasn't been tried.

Sorun said...

All you can see are some pubes. (I'm sure her snatch is fabulous). It would be more embarrassing if you could see pubes and she'd worn panties.

jr565 said...

How many famous dudes are caught with their penises dangling in he wind? Maybe that's because women these days are prone to dress like whores and its a lot easier to see the naughty bits when you're scantily clad
And getting in and out of cars or crossing or uncrossimg your legs.
hey, was it shaved? These are famous people. Seeing them at their most intimate fulfills curiosity even if there is no sexual interest. If Abe vigoda was caught nude with his dick showing I might take a peek, not because I find and vigoda
To be hot, but because how often do you get to see Abe vigoda's junk. Famous people will insure their body parts for millions, yet think that somehow the everyday populace won't seek out glimpses of self same body parts if someone gets a shot?
There's also the comparison factor. How do your body parts stack up against the million dollar celebrity's?
That's part of the game Anne. Accept it .

phx said...

The "being pissed" part is fake.

She cooked this up with her agent.

Her agent undoubtedly hired the photog.


I know you think so, but I absolutely think you're totally cynical.

But you could be right!

bpm4532 said...

How like a liberal. Nothing's her fault.

Kevin said...

And while we're on the subject of increasing traffic I bet you could team up with Virginia Postrel on the aesthetics and cultural impact of... well, let's just say that once you've seen the pictures there is clearly significant waxing involved, and others have noted that this is distinct trend and expectation in just the last 15 years or so. The pictures both confirm and encourage that trend.

Lem said...

Lauer's no flower;
But is Anne's unpantied pudenda
Part of an agenda?


When I lived under parental guidance I was told to use clean underwear whenever I was leaving the house because in case of an emergency at a hospital setting you would want to have clean underwear.

I have no idea what mothers told their daughters...
But whatever it was... we are not living in that age anymore... so forget what I just said.

phx said...

It is another sign of America and it's institutions devolving and declining under failures of our less moral, less white society.

Cedarford you're so smart. For all I know you are way smarter than I am.

How you fall for this dumbshit "less white society" nonsense is beyond me.

Toad Trend said...

"How can anyone who thinks this through feel sorry for Anne Hathaway?"

'Wear your damn underwear' comes to mind. And no, I can not feel 'sorry' for her, I feel sorry for those that were flashed.

Ask any OB/GYN.

Synova said...

She's avoiding panty lines. That's all. If she showed up to a premier with a panty line she'd be in every tabloid for having a panty line.

And yeah, it's sad that someone would sell the picture. And it's sad that a "legitimate" reporter would stoop to tabloid level.

madAsHell said...

What a cunning stunt!

phx said...

Maybe that's because women these days are prone to dress like whores

Already prepping to regain the women vote in 2016.

Shouting Thomas said...

Already prepping to regain the women vote in 2016.

The key to regaining the Julia vote (that the Repub never had to begin with) is...

Don't fall for the "shit test!" Smirk at the Julias and pretend to disinterest in getting in their pants.

Read Heartiste for the details!

Shouting Thomas said...

You cannot be cynical enough when it comes to dealing with the contemporary ladies, particularly the white ones.

Playing out the sexual victim role and profiting from the beaver shot simultaneously!

Actresses, you know, are skilled at believing in the role they play. Hathaway is capable of both feeling and portraying outrage and getting hot and bothered by her exhibition simultaneously.

It's a win, win!

Synova said...

I can't think of any other particularly exhibitionist thing that Hathaway has done. She's not trying for tabloid level coverage like some actors do. I'd think differently if she was doing something outrageous every other week so she'd get her picture on the news.

EMD said...

I know I should sympathize with Hathaway, but throw on a g-string for crying out loud.

As for Lauer, he needn't go there. That was crass.

Lem said...

I dont believe people will be lining around the block to see Le Miserables... I dont care who's in it and how good they are.

So... it is possible this was cooked up to get some publicity.

Its what happens "this day and age"... interesting that she is saddened by a "day and age" that has made her live in the lap of luxury, comparatively speaking.

Lem said...

madAsHell said...

What a cunning stunt!

Only one take.

Jake Diamond said...

What's really sad is that Althouse reads the crap posted at the Fox News website.

Toad Trend said...

"What a cunning stunt"

Thread winner!

Lem said...

As for Lauer, he needn't go there.

Isn't that sexist?

Shouting Thomas said...

What's really sad, Jake, is that you never have anything to say but this bitchy crap.

Hard to understand why you come here to bitch and moan about the inferiority of everybody and everything.

You could put your time to better use watching internet porn... which is probably what you are doing right now.

phx said...

interesting that she is saddened by a "day and age" that has made her live in the lap of luxury, comparatively speaking.

Jeez, Lem. It's Anne Hathaway for God's sake. Anne Hathaway...ain't no Lindsay-freakin'-Lohan.

I think we really did hurt her feelings, and I'm ashamed.

Chip S. said...

I say she's putting herself up for the female lead in a Daniel Craig version of Goldfinger.

Lem said...

She's avoiding panty lines.

Synova!?

Jake Diamond said...

Shouting Dumbass -

Your continuing obsession with me is noted.

Kevin said...

I think we really did hurt her feelings, and I'm ashamed.

Ashamed, yes, ashamed. Shame. ... Sha-ame.

fap, fap, fap

Shouting Thomas said...

Your continuing obsession with me is noted.

It's shiloh!

Lem said...

It's Anne Hathaway for God's sake...

All the more reason to believe people would have her back.

You make it sound like shes the heir to Meryl Streepdom.

phx said...

Ashamed, yes, ashamed. Shame. ... Sha-ame.

I'm learning to embrace my inner shame culture.

Sam L. said...

So....she didn't know she didn't start dressing with panties? Really?

Blaming Matt Lauer, well, I'm OK with that.

Marie said...

I'm sure someone has already made this point: Are you saying Lauer is a lout for asking Hathaway about the missing undies, but Chris Christie should give us a completely honest and completely repentant answer when Barbra asks him why he's fat?

Bob Ellison said...

phx said "I think we really did hurt her feelings, and I'm ashamed."

Whom you calling "we"?

EDH said...

Her trim looks like a Hitler mustache.

More proof that beneath the cloak of every liberal there's a fascist!

Lem said...

I dont think Hathaway is much of an actor... but then again... I'm a tea party dinosor... not from "this day and age"... so what do I know :-(

Freeman Hunt said...

Synova is right. She was trying to prevent panty line. How obnoxious to have people photograph your every move.

Bob Ellison said...

phx, a bit too dry. Moisten up in here.

Shouting Thomas said...

How obnoxious to have people photograph your every move.

Really?

That's part of the job description of a professional artist, particularly an actress.

Clyde said...

The Dark Tight (dress) Rises!

Seems like Anne Hathaway got a little too much in character for Les Miserables; among other things, she dropped about 25 pounds while playing the role of the impoverished Fantine. Apparently, she also felt so impoverished that she couldn't afford underwear underneath her black slit-dress for the premiere of Les Mis. Oops! So the latest incarnation of Catwoman gave us a flash of her kitty while getting out of the car. Meow! Lesson: Never go commando under a dress when there are photographers waiting to snap any wardobe malfunction!

A friend asked if I had the picture and asked me to send it along if I did. I sent a picture of Mr. Bigglesworth, Dr. Evil's hairless cat from the Austin Powers movies.

Cedarford said...

Victor Hugo lives on.
A giant of his day, his works continue to have a huge global audience. And spawn innumerable plays and movies and other literature directly from, or inspired by, Hugo.

Besides Les Miserables, the Hunchback of Notre Dame, the romantic poetry, and his very intriguing art and paintings that famous artists of the art noveau period credit as a wellspring of their inspirations. A life active in politics. With his works directly inspiring and cited globally for over 100 years as justification for efforts bettering social and workplace conditions.
The work to rennovate the dilapidated Notre Dame Cathederal and feature it as a crown jewel of man's past - traces to reaction following the "Hunchback" that the Cathederal needed private and public funding to bring it back to glory. Thank Victor Hugo with setting that in motion if you have ever been there and marvelled....

Pretty impressive.

Amartel said...

She didn't "flash." She was getting out of a car wearing a dress and someone took an opportunistic photo. Now she's making the most of it. Good for her. Upskirt photos, blind gossip items, teary bogus lifestory confessionals are "journalism" in 2012. Emotion and narrative maintenance have replaced who, what, when, where, why. Matt Lauer is such a douche.

Pragmatist said...

Anne besides being a great actor is also a really classy and cool person. Loved her response. Matt Leerer is such a dousche. Try to act the gentleman and not the frat boy. Do not refer to it. Act like and grownup. the key here is "unwilling". the fact that you are sexy in a film does not mean you are open game for every meathead with a camera.

Maguro said...

You have to be pretty fucking naive to believe in Hollywood "wardrobe malfunctions".

Pragmatist said...

For Hugo I would recommend "93"....

Marshal said...

I guess we know Althouse's decision after her pageview poll.

Cedarford said...

Lem said...
It's Anne Hathaway for God's sake...

All the more reason to believe people would have her back.

You make it sound like shes the heir to Meryl Streepdom.

===================
Dunno about being the next Meryl Streep or Helen Mirren - but Hathaway has proved herself to be a true A-list actress and a seriously good singer.

A lot of those "Hollywood talent" types are there because they emerged from ferocious competition of 50,000 equally attractive wannabes - because they had talent in spades.

Lem said...

There are no panties that inhibit pantie lines available?

I thank God I'm a man... everyday ;)

Maguro said...

"I'm shocked, shocked that the papparazi would photograph me at this papparazi-infested public event."

- Anne "Capt Louis Renault" Hathaway

Chip S. said...

Marshal said...
I guess we know Althouse's decision after her pageview poll.

Coming soon... Legal Insurrection responds with a Lindsey Lohan photo gallery.

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Lem said...

BTW

We are about to go "off the cliff".. and we get our panties in a bunch over Hathaway not wearing any?

phx said...

How obnoxious to have people photograph your every move.

Seriously. But let's grant them's the breaks when you get all famous like that. You lose all your privacy, all your anonymity.

But a lot of us want to ask if it's too much for the paparazzi to self-impose some boundaries?

Don't shout out questions in front of the children about the big T-giving Day fight at Mom's house. Spare us the crotch shots when people are getting out of their cars. That kind of thing.

Lem said...

I guess we know Althouse's decision after her pageview poll.

As the "breast tread" showed...

Clyde said...

@ Cedarford

Re: Helen Mirren, she was known to show off quite a bit of flesh in her younger days. I saw a vintage movie from 1969 last weekend, Age of Consent, in which she starred as painter James Mason's model, with extensive nudity. And of course, there was Excalibur.

Lem said...

You have to be pretty fucking naive to believe in Hollywood "wardrobe malfunctions".

We have binders full of panties.

Shouting Thomas said...

85 comments on whether or not Hathaway flashed her junk!

I've got a gig in Woodstock on Saturday night.

Looks like I'll be flashing my junk!

Call the Woodstock Times!

Lem said...

Helen Mirren took it all off in The Cook, The Thief, his Wife and her Lover.

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Is Obama still spamming Althouse?

YoungHegelian said...

OT: At Reuters & CNN, Susan Rice has taken her name out of consideration for Sec. of State.

holdfast said...

Hathaway should be required to engage in at least an interracial gangbang if she wants that kind of PR.

Funny you should say that. Have you seen the movie "Havoc"?

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0285175/

Titus said...

Do most women not wear undies while wearing a short skirt?

I think it is a rather attractive look.

Roger J. said...

I rise to the defense of going commando--first let us deal with the "emergency room" scenario. If you are in an accident your skivvies will be removed forcibly from your torso--the ER docs dont like to wade thru boxers, briefs, thongs or bikinis. Second, going commando promotes good environmental practice: there is no need to use up energy to wash your skivies--you'll save money on detergents, hot water and the whole panoply of energy wasting things that come from washing a daily load of skivies. Third: you will save money by not having to buy skivvies.
Finally, if you are a guy, its easier to scratch your balls is you are commando. I see no downsides to going commando.

The Gold Digger said...

There are no panties that inhibit pantie lines available?

Not that I've ever seen. Even the expensive alleged no-line panties have lines. It has more to do with the body beneath than the fabric on top, alas.

MathMom said...

She appears to be trying to exit the vehicle in a ladylike fashion, i.e., knees were together, she was apparently sober. (I searched and found the uncensored pic.) But the question for me remains, "WHY DON"T YOU WEAR UNDERWEAR?"

Black would conceal any panty lines that might ruin the line of her dress. But her shoes ruined her dress, so the panties would have not been worse.

mccullough said...

Hathaway shouldn't worry. It's what's inside that counts.

edutcher said...

If I were a woman, would I be able to say, "We're all Catherine Trammel now"?

Jake Diamond said...

What's really sad is that Althouse reads the crap posted at the Fox News website.

What's really sadder is that Diamond is too myopic to know this story is all over the airwaves and cyberspace.

Shouting Thomas said...

Your continuing obsession with me is noted.

It's shiloh!


The lithium stopped dripping.

(as one SEAL to another, "Hooyah!")

Lem said...

Susan Rice has taken her name out of consideration for Sec. of State.

Its not "out of consideration" until Obama says its out of consideration...

See what I did there?

shiloh said...

Matt Lauer is a past his prime fool hopin'/prayin' to be noticed notwithstanding ...

Puhhh ~ lease !!!

Plus she's been butt naked in many films.

btw, Lauer and Althouse are a lot alike ~ go figure!

Let's move on, shall we ...

Bushman of the Kohlrabi said...

There are no panties that inhibit pantie lines available?

Apparently the only thing worse for a woman than being caught with no underwear is having people think you do wear underwear.

SteveR said...

But for free birth control pills, American women would all become Fantine.

n.n said...
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n.n said...

Who doesn't support a "safety net"? The issue is that redistributive change is a sponsor of corruption, of providers, beneficiaries, and institutions. It transforms a producer to become the involuntary servant of the consumer.

The goal should be rehabilitation first, and welfare second, for the exceptional cases who are incapable of productive output due to physical and mental impairments.

The goal should be to distribute social responsibility beginning with the family and moving outward. For example, the parents care for their children, then the children care for their parents.

The goal is to promote self-moderation in order to preserve liberty and to mitigate the progress of corruption. To offer rehabilitation when a member of society falters. A safety net is not in and of itself the goal.

The goal should be to develop functional members of society. Not to promote a progressive dysfunction. That is the only way to preserve individual dignity.

That said, what is the purpose of opening Les Miserables on Christmas day?

so long as the three problems of the age—the degradation of man by poverty, the ruin of women by starvation, and the dwarfing of childhood by physical and spiritual night—are not solved

I wonder if involuntary exploitation, elective abortion, euthanasia, and marginal care could be considered the lesser evils. If rejecting and mocking tradition and philosophy (i.e. spiritual) could be considered the lesser evil.

Anyway, the generational rebels have asked the wrong questions, conceived the wrong answers, and have progressed from extreme to another. They are following the wisdom of fanatics.

edutcher said...

shiloh said...

btw, Lauer and Althouse are a lot alike ~ go figure!

The little weasel lusts after both of them.

rhhardin said...

Pubic hair counts as emergency underwear.

DADvocate said...

This "slip" happens often enough that I have to wonder how accidental it is. But, Lauer is tasteless. He should have been more discrete and asked for a private showing.

mccullough said...

By the way, these pussy posts are a good way to drive traffic back up.

Jake Diamond said...

What's really sadder is that Diamond is too myopic to know this story is all over the airwaves and cyberspace.

One of edumbshit's many problems is that he's not very bright, and that's putting it as tactfully as possible.

The fact remains that Althouse linked to Fox News. The fact that, as edumbshit notes, she could have linked to dozens if not hundreds of other "news" sites reinforces my original point. You'd have to be an idiot (e.g., edumbshit) to think otherwise.

SteveOrr said...

When did we decide panty lines were horrible? You ladies ought to push back on that one. Might be more effective than shaming jerks like Lauer.

Recently told the girlfriend that panty lines never bothered me.

She had mentioned she wore thongs as if it was a favor to me. Told her I think thongs look like weird medical equipment. And I don't care how well you wipe, our butt-cracks get sweaty & that gets all over your drawers. That's gross.

She laughed so I worry that she thinks I was joking.

Howard said...

...and who said Chivalry was dead?

C4: Not every situation fits your puny hedgehog mind. As you might be aware, Celtic/Viking women are famous for being harlots from day one. The catcalls from the Althouse regulars is pure poor white trash behavior. A black woman would have knocked Lauer's block off.

Howard said...

Jake:

It's edoucher the pussy-whipped queen of the comments

Petunia said...

I'm very sad we live in an age when a dumb actress "accidentally" flashes her hooha for all to see, and then complain about its being photographed.

I'm also very sad when the same dumb actress thinks she's an expert on history and politics, when she's just a dumb actress, and that people actually take her seriously.

Here's some useful info, Anne: if you don't want someone to take a picture of your bits, WEAR UNDERWEAR!

Big Mike said...

She wears short skirts and no panties, yet like every other Hollywood celeb she lives with the reality of paparazzi 24/7. I'm going to add my vote to the majority -- she knew what she was doing and her attack of the vapours in response to Matt Lauer was as phony as a $3 bill.

fivewheels said...

I'm not so sure why we would give credit to Miss Hathaway for being smart enough to recite an obviously pre-written publicist's response to an obvious topic that might come up. Unless you think she really was just thinking on her feet there? (snort)

shiloh said...

Apologies to pussy-whipped queens.

rhhardin said...

She was a great annoying super-competent feminist heroine in Get Smart, played off of by Steve Carell as one tolerating it.

I'm copying names from the DVD.

The scene I remember though is Carell muscle-man dancing with a really heavy Russian lady, who was surprised to be chosen for a dance over the charming upper class ladies.

I don't really remember Hathaway, just the character.

rhhardin said...

In fact I'll watch the thing again, now that I've gotten it out. I've forgotten enough for it to be new.

Sigivald said...

Let's never talk about Les Mis again, in any form.

Musicals? Frenchmen? No, thanks.

ALP said...

I don't buy the "avoiding panty line" argument. Don't actors employ all sorts of teeny, tiny, inconspicuous "genital coverings" when filming nude scenes?

We can put a man on the moon - yet we can't devise a way for a woman to cover her snatch when wearing a slinky dress?

I vote for the passive/aggressive theory: she fully intended it, but is playing "uptight feminist" and how DARE you try and sneak a look.

ALP said...

Further...whatever event she was attending - did she plan on sitting down and "secreting" all over the inside of the dress? I mean...unless she's dry as a bone down there...

Sorry if that was gross, but panty lines aside - they keep "stuff" in where it should be - and not on your dress or the fabric of the chair.

fivewheels said...

Maybe the photographer had nothing he could sell to benefit his child other than this picture of her pooter.

phx said...

we can't devise a way for a woman to cover her snatch when wearing a slinky dress?
I vote for the passive/aggressive theory: she fully intended it, but is playing "uptight feminist" and how DARE you try and sneak a look.


I vote for the passive / aggressive theory, too: uptight conservative men LOVE talking about Hathaway's pussy but LOVE shaming HER.

Renee said...

Why celebrities are not role models, just actors.

Synova said...

If it were a pattern of behavior for her I'd consider it might have been on purpose. She seems prone to some serious mistakes in her personal life but nothing I've seen suggests that she's ever courted the tabloids. No drunk and disorderlies, no playing to the paparazzi, no accidentally loosing all the nude pictures off her cell phone...

Over at Big Hollywood they were complaining about Ashley Judd and had a "nude" picture of her up and someone's all... you're sexualizing and objectifying her, shame on you... but it was a still from a movie she'd voluntarily made. Yes, Hathaway is cashing in on her looks, certainly, and on being sexy, certainly... but unless this current movie has skin shots of her, I don't think she's done it. Not for big bucks and not for her "art".

Maybe I'm wrong. After all, I'm not googling the internet for nude pictures of her.

Ann Althouse said...

It's traditional to go naked underneath a skirt. It's healthful and appropriate. But the skirt should be long enough that there's no way anyone could ever look up it.

That this happened is evidence that it was intended. Maybe it wasn't.

I assume her statement and Lauer's prompt were all planned out ahead of time.

It's just too pat.

Baron Zemo said...

Anne Hathaway is one of the worst actresses in Hollywood who continually attempts to recreate roles that she has simply no chance of performing.

She dared to attempt to mime the insouciant charm of Barbara Feldon as Agent 99 in "Get Smart."

Then she made a fool of herself trying in her waifish attempt to embody the smoldering sexuality that was Julie Newmar as the Catwoman.

She is fraud I tells ya. A fraud.

Please have her take her bony twat elsewhere and leave the runway to the larger than life talents of Christina Hendricks and SofĂ­a Vergara.

She needs to stay off my screen until Quentin Tarrentino begins his remake of "Popeye the Sailor Man."

Olive Oyl is just her speed.

Shouting Thomas said...

I vote for the passive / aggressive theory, too: uptight conservative men LOVE talking about Hathaway's pussy but LOVE shaming HER.

I'm an uptight conservative man? No, I'm an old whoremonger.

Who's shaming her?

It's a clever PR move. It worked, didn't it? And, I haven't got anything against women flashing their beavers.

Synova said...

"I assume her statement and Lauer's prompt were all planned out ahead of time."

You think that Lauer voluntarily agreed to portray himself as a jackass?

Jake Diamond said...

I assume her statement and Lauer's prompt were all planned out ahead of time.

Why would you assume that? I thought you encouraged skepticism, but here you are eagerly embracing another goofy theory.

Shouting Thomas said...

You think that Lauer voluntarily agreed to portray himself as a jackass?

I've done a lot of radio and TV interviews.

In the green room, it's common to go over your plans for the interview with either the interviewer or his rep.

The idea is to produce dramatic or comedic value on TV. These guys are actors, got it?

Shouting Thomas said...

Why would you assume that? I thought you encouraged skepticism, but here you are eagerly embracing another goofy theory.

See above, Jake, you dumbass.

It's show biz!

Jake Diamond said...

Shitting Dumbass -

Evidence that something happened is not evidence that it was planned (i.e., "That this happened is evidence that it was intended").

No offense, Dumbass, but you are one of the dumber Althouse lemmings.

Shouting Thomas said...

No offense, Dumbass, but you are one of the dumber Althouse lemmings.

No, no, no, Joke.

Per shiloh/Jake, I'm Althouse's #1 doting seal.

phx said...

Who's shaming her?

It wasn't personally directed against you ST.

ALP said...

After some thought - this is what I would do if I was an actress who had to deal with cameras aimed at my crotch.

I would have a special kind of panties made with a photo image silk-screened onto the outside of the crotch. The image would be the biggest, hairiest scrotum I could find. Let the press talk about THAT.

OR, another version could have a motherboard - the press could then speculate if I was carbon based or not.

Or, how about an image of a hand flipping the bird?

Or, an image of a stack of pancakes - confusing!

Darcy said...

I'm a little skeptical, too. With a slit up to your hip it would be hard not to be aware that you're constantly a few inches from revealing everything. They also know that they'll be photographed as soon as the car door opens.

Clever reply to Lauer, though. Tying it to her character in the film she's selling was masterful.

Kevin said...

Ok, ALP might really be Lady Gaga.

Chip Ahoy said...

They also know that they'll be photographed as soon as the car door opens.

She knows too she'll be taking a 3" leap out of an Escalade flash flash flash flash flash flash flash.

The stage show sure has a lot of good music in it.

So does that other one with the crap pile up all over the place. Cats.

Patrick said...

Ms. Hathaway should read more Dave Barry.

LarsPorsena said...

Well, all the photos that I've seen have the area of interest blacked out.

All I really car about is that her carpet and drapes match?

shiloh said...

"Per shiloh/Jake, I'm Althouse's #1 doting seal."

No, per Meade's gobbledygook. But again, Meade's a frickin' idiot, much like Althouse #1/#2 lemmings!

blessings

rhhardin said...

She dared to attempt to mime the insouciant charm of Barbara Feldon as Agent 99 in "Get Smart."

I just watched it again, in fact.

America's guys were wildly in love with Feldon because she always showed Max she was satisfied with him even when he screwed up, just for trying. That was marriage itself.

Women set quests for their men, the men try to please them, the woman shows him she's satisfied with him. That can repeat forever.

It goes wrong with not showing she's satisfied and turns into nagging. That's sort of what feminism did wholesale, on a larger scale.

Hathaway's character isn't Feldon from the start, but a modern feminist competitor to Max, and her version of Get Smart is a traditional guy gets girl story with low key playing off of the militant feminist to Max's undiscouraged performance.

So not a replacement of the originial.

NotquiteunBuckley said...

"I will never fly Virgin again. Last time, Dario and I were in the first-class section, and they seated us where we could hear EVERYTHING going on in the galley. Clink, clink, clink, the whole time. I asked them to stop, and the little motherfuckers gave me such attitude. It was horrible -- my husband saw what was coming, and he reached out to hold my hand, and I bawled all the way from Los Angeles to London."

This is from the one and only Ace of Spades, quoting someone quoting Ashley Judd. It is very apt here, now, and should be welcomed with open arms.

http://ace.mu.nu/archives/335465.php


You little motherfuckers flying to London anytime soon might want to take extra notice of your boorish behavior.

rhhardin said...

I thought thongs were to get rid of panty lines, though I don't see what was wrong with panty lines.

It used to be that a visible bra in the back was dressed up office wear.

Titus said...

SHE IS FUCKING PRETTY THOUGH. HER FACE IS BEAUTIFUL.

Titus said...

I COULDN'T FIND THE PICS WHERE YOU GOT TO SEE THE ENTIRE COOCH THOUGH, THERE WAS ALWAYS A STAR OVER IT.

ALP said...

Ok, ALP might really be Lady Gaga.
****
Egging me on, eh? Final idea:

Figure out a way to cram that "Boxing Nun" puppet up there - legs get spread too much - POW, right into the camera lens.

NotquiteunBuckley said...

Per C. Diaz, since I voted for G. Bush, and he won, and is winning to this day in the realm of fucking with lib minds to this very moment in glorious (for us) perpetuity, rape is legal.

http://tinyurl.com/d358f7a

And per Joe Biden every dollar not spent on cops causes rape, hence after Sheriff Joe did his job and President Obama went line by line through the budget, any waste is Democrat Direct Rape Per Official Statistics And Nothing Less.

We need answers and accountability and we need them now.

Justice delayed is Justice/justice denied.

Chip S. said...

Titus, not a total surprise that you can't find the cooch. You get so little practice.

I'm not giving you a link, but I'll tell you that she's got a landing strip.

Clare King said...

I suspect her concerns for modesty.


http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/34a33ff10e/anne-hathaway-sex-scene

Clare King said...

I suspect her concerns for modesty.


http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/34a33ff10e/anne-hathaway-sex-scene

NotquiteunBuckley said...

Please disregard my comments, as I am thinking of Walker Percy, and nothing less.

http://tinyurl.com/bkjkwtq

leslyn said...

What!? We can't have genitalia? What is the Althouse blog world coming to??

Or maybe that was a way of having genitalia.

The post should have started with, "Today's genitalia story...," otherwise we might think it's about something else, like modesty, perhaps? That would be just wrong!

NotquiteunBuckley said...

dislocation he said as he proclaimed he'll say dislocation again

Eric said...

Frankly, dressing like that makes a lot of sense if they ever have to rush you to the hospital emergency room.

Sure, if you're going to the emergency room because of some mishap between your legs.

Eric said...

And, by the way, you can have a vulnerable moment due to illness, or emotional trauma. I once had a friend who basically lost control of her body when she got the news her father had died. That is a vulnerable moment. But every woman knows how to exit a vehicle without flashing bystanders. That's not a vulnerable moment; that's a "hey, look at meeeeeeeeee" moment.

NotquiteunBuckley said...

"or the state of having been dislocated" they said better than I, as per usual.

NotquiteunBuckley said...

You wanna win?

I do, to the extent I know these fucks would kill me like they did Andy, then think.

Thinking dumb, repetitive thoughts doesn't win. Libs figureaed this out, as they know how to spell figuread better than I.

NotquiteunBuckley said...

Why, beyond the truth, do you know Joe McCarthy?

Because many years ago he defined how an American, from Wisconsin no less, should act: Dead by 43.

It is assured that Democrats demand death when men like Reagan or Breitbart or McCarthy speak truth.

NotquiteunBuckley said...

So, NotquiteunBuckley, you ask, then what's the answer?

Well, easy enough, it's to get a major majority to honor truth.

I got ways.

You gotta pay, but I got ways.

It's gonna cost ya. No shit.

Synova said...

"In the green room, it's common to go over your plans for the interview with either the interviewer or his rep."

When the interviewer is on your side. I've done maybe *one* radio interview in my life and we talked over all the questions and then on the air did it again, same stuff.

However... it seems to me that at a certain level "journalists" have decided that if they're not antagonistic they aren't doing their jobs. Barbara Walters asks Cristie why he's fat? Rosie scolds Tom Selleck about guns?

Most of what was intended may have been talked about in the green room but not all and not always.

NotquiteunBuckley said...

I've not known it till now.

I had, not just a friend, but "a good friend of George Bush" tell me he's a good man.

But I didn't understand.

I do now.

George W. Bush destroyed liberals.


He nuked their soul.

They can't but help notice: and hate forever everything always.

NotquiteunBuckley said...

I told, to his face, a man much better than I by any metric I could think save perhaps quoting WFB, nothing.

I was kinda surprised being in his sphere.

His son makes many action/hero movies desensativing.

Or however spelling dictates it.

Darrell said...

Of course no one mentions that the real problem is Hollywood liberals pretending to be environmentally conscious by using cars without sufficient legroom to swing your legs out of the car, knees together.

Kirk Parker said...

I say we wait until Peter weighs in on this.

AllenS said...

sans underwear, which means no underpants, right? Is this something that a lot of women do when wearing a dress? First, there was a call for free range chickens, and now this. Obviously, the biggest question is hair or no hair. Sans hair?

Conserve Liberty said...

madAsHell said...
What a cunning stunt!

12/13/12 1:56 PM


Thread winner! I'm finished right there.

Played on an intramural softball team in college made up of classmates in a Medieval English language class (I was a Language AND Literature major).

We were the Cunning Linguists.

Ahem.

Big Mike said...

If she's not selling it, she shouldn't be advertising it.

leslyn said...

AllenS said...
sans underwear, which means no underpants, right? Is this something that a lot of women do when wearing a dress?


NO.

Beldar said...

Lauer is indeed a jerk, and I've been a fan of the lovely Ms. Hathaway since her show-stopping rendition of Queen's "Somebody to Love" in "Ella Enchanted."

But those female celebrities who choose to wear no underwear while wearing short skirts to their public appearances are hardly "unwilling participants" in their sexual commodification.