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Where the towels are oh so fluffy ([personal profile] erinptah) wrote2009-01-15 02:09 am

Fatal Attraction picspam

So I finally got around to watching Fatal Attraction, which has been on my list ever since it was listed as a media portrayal of borderline personality disorder in Sometimes I Act Crazy. (There's a rather nice article on BPD in last week's Time, if you want an introduction.)

But this is not a post to carry on about BPD. This is a post to tell you that, about ninety seconds into this film, there appears on screen the most adorable girlchild ever.

I've been needing visual references for drawing children recently anyway, so I started capping.

Here, have a picspam.

What did I tell you. ADORABLE.


Daddy: "You shouldn't be watching this."

But adorable girlchild wants to seeeee.



"What have I told you about playing with Mommy's lipstick?"

At this point in the film, I still thought this was an adorable boychild. In retrospect, the lipstick play should have tipped me off, especially since this film is from '87. But boychildren should be able to play with lipstick too, darnit.

Trompin' down the hall.

I missed the frame where she's actually opening the door. It's so heavy, she has to lean all the way back on her heels.

Mommy: "Sorry, dear, your spot's taken."

Must've had it on full-screen at this point. (I kept resizing the window, as should be obvious from the randomly changing cap dimensions.)

Goin' on a trip. (Mommy and girlchild are the ones who leave; Daddy and the doggy are just along to see them off.)

"Daddy, we're home!"

"An' then we saw..."

Girlchild got a bunny!

(This is being watched through the window by Daddy's one-night stand. Nothing good will come of this, I'm afraid.)

I believe girlchild is dressed up for a play of some sort.

The bunny died.

Watching from the hall as Mommy finds out about Daddy's little fling.

"It's okay, unicorn. You don't have to be scared."

It's been a long day.

"Daddy? When are you coming home?"

A strange lady took girlchild for a ride.

(Yes, that's the one-night stand. She doesn't end up hurting the kid - just takes her to an amusement park and buys her ice cream - but the parents are freaking the fuck out, which is completely understandable, given what happened to the bunny.)

Emergency room. (Mommy got in an accident.)

Daddy's going to stay until adorable girlchild falls asleep.

[identity profile] 2009-01-15 08:57 am (UTC)(link)
Seriously, that's a girl?!?

[identity profile] 2009-01-15 11:18 am (UTC)(link)
Well, I'll be darn ... I had no idea she was the same girl from Christmas Vacation ...

[identity profile] 2009-01-15 12:26 pm (UTC)(link)
I am still so amazed that taht person I'm seeing in the photo is a girl. >< Any chance that she looks bishounen now, having grown up? :P

[identity profile] 2009-01-15 10:27 am (UTC)(link)
Whyfor the interest in BPD, by any chance?

[identity profile] 2009-01-16 05:18 am (UTC)(link)
Yes, BPD is sort of the psychiatric lovechild of bipolar and PTSD, so that makes perfect sense. XD

[identity profile] 2009-01-15 01:59 pm (UTC)(link)
Haha, saw this one a while ago. My mum and I spent the whole film going "Man, this is an awesome film. - THAT KID IS SO NOT A GIRL!"

The BPD idea is interesting, I'll have to read up on that. You can never have too much c!Stephen analysis. (I got a Dylan Moran fridge magnet for Christmas: 'Please help, I have no sense of self.' :D)

[identity profile] 2009-01-15 10:08 pm (UTC)(link)
Does that kid wear anything that's not three sizes too big for him her?

[identity profile] 2009-01-20 10:34 pm (UTC)(link)
Well crucify me at Calvary and spread me on a cracker. You read my mind sometimes, you know that? You should get on AIM more often. I have things to relate to you.