Thursday, January 24, 2008

Coasters and Kiddie Porn

Since Solstice caught the High School Musical bug last summer, I've been hearing about Vanessa Hudgens, Zack Efron, Corbin Bleu, Ashley Tisdale, and the rest of the cast non-stop. She's obsessed, & while it's pretty cute watching her sing & dance around the house, the whole photo scandal thing has left her rather confused. Since she's asked me about it every couple couple weeks since it surfaced last fall, I finally decided I should take a look @ the pictures (the censored, un-naked underage versions) to see what all the fuss is about. Before we talk about it though, I want to talk about Annette Funicello. While she was under contract w/ Disney in the 1960s, she was sub-contracted out to American International to make a bunch of beach party movies: Beach Party, Beach Blanket Bingo, Muscle Beach Party & even Bikini Beach, How to Stuff a Wild Bikini, & Dr. Goldfoot & the Bikini Machine (my favorite of them all, yet it isn't considered 1 of the official 5 American International Beach Party films). Anyway, in order to make these films (including the 3 w/ "bikini" in the titles), her contract stated she could never appear in a bikini in order to maintain her pure Disney image. Now, obviously, Hudgens didn't up-load the pics on purpose, but the fact that Disney has been so willing to forgive & forget is interesting none-the-less.After looking @ the Hudgens photo, 2 thoughts (well, 2 that I'm gonna discuss) arose.
1) She just signed an endorsement deal w/ Neutrogena, so in a sense, this could really just be good marketing. Her skin looks fantastic & we're seeing a lot of it w/o the benefit of airbrushing.
2) She should have signed a deal w/ Dannon, but more importanly, she should have a coaster under that h2o bottle. It's sitting on a rather nice looking dresser, but you just know it's gonna leave a ring on the wood. That really gets my goat. After seeing High School musical 1 & 2, I assumed she was a responsible young adult, but then this happens. I'm sure she was raised to use coasters. I would love the chance to ask her if her mother raised her to be a savage like that or if she came to that on her own accord. She's gonna have to get the dresser refinished which will be both time consuming & expensive. I mean, we're trying to live in a society here & one of the basic rules is "use a fucking coaster"!

5 comments:

Matthew said...

You forget an important piece of info; if she is in a low humidity environment like here in AZ (or some micro climates in CA) the H2O bottle will not sweat and there will be no ring left on the nice, pure finish of that dresser. Whew, bet you are relieved!

Elizabeth said...

Why Dannon? Yoplait makes a fine yogurt.

Andre said...

Cuz it's Dannon water.

As far as the humidity issue is concerned, it's the principle of the thing. One should always use a coaster "just in case."

Daye said...

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