He's a nasty little bitch who doesn't like women.
This is nothing new.
A number of you have found various crappy little insult pieces he's written and e-mailed them asking me what was up with the nasty Wolcott? He's a bitch.
He's never liked women, he's always loved being bitchy. This predates his career at Vanity Fair.
I don't know why he's allowed to continue except that America loves sexism and he's married to an editor at Vanity Fair.
But he's always been bitchy and his work really is known for attacking women.
And not just actresses. Here's Ms. magazine on Pig Boy Wolcott's 'review' of Susan Faludi's Stiffed:
There are few more flaccid cultural barometers than the New Republic, so it was a shock to see its recent cover proclaiming that "Men Don't Need Susan Faludi to Pump Them Up." Inside was James Wolcott's predictably canine attack on Faludi's new book, Stiffed: The Betrayal of the American Man. Faludi's guide to the sorry state of masculinity is guaranteed to make a backlasher like Wolcott see red meat. Citing the enormous popularity of wrestling and bad-boy icons like Howard Stern, Wolcott concludes that there is no crisis of masculinity.
An e-mail noted this article from Jezebel:
Obviously no one, no one can ever top Joan Crawford and Bette Davis. Seriously epic legends, both. But, as Jim Brooks reports for the LA Times, director Walter Hill would like to do a new version of the 1962 "delicious hot mess of black comedy/chiller thriller." Among Brooks's casting suggestions: Meryl Streep and Glenn Close, Faye Dunaway and Shirley MacLaine, Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Aniston, and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. Ha!
And wondered what my choices would be?
Of the list, I'd go with Faye and Shirley. They'd be great.
I don't like Glenn in that role. I think the danger for Glenn would be that she would be offered narrower material. People already have this knack of reducing Glenn Close's work to the simplest of terms (like calling Alex in "Fatal Attraction" a bitch when she's a victim you can feel sorry for up until the last third of the movie). I don't think Angelina or Jennifer would do the film -- let alone do the film together.
Faye and Shirley would be good.
Of women not listed?
How about Tuesday Weld and Carroll Baker. I love Tuesday Weld. She's a great and highly underrated actress. Carroll Baker is someone I was lukewarm towards until her later career. Around the time of "Ironweed," I really started to feel like she was becoming one of the greats.
Another person to toss out is Jessica Lange. She could play either sister and play it very well. She's already done "Hush" and "American Gothic." She might be interested. You know who else might be good? Louise Fletcher. From "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest." And how about teaming her with Ellen Bursytn?
You'd have two really strong actresses, both Oscar winners. It would be something to see.
I have to wonder though, do people know there's already been a remake?
Vanessa Redgrave and her sister Lynne Redgrave re-made the movie as a TV movie for ABC back when I was in middle school.
Going out with C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"