SELECTED FAMOUS WOMEN I WAS OBSESSED WITH AS A CHILD
1. Jessica Rabbit
Jessica Rabbit is a glamour gal.
She has bright red hair and I never knew a redhead before.
When we watched Who Framed Roger Rabbit in the family room, my father paused and rewound the scene where Jessica Rabbit’s boobs bounced.
Jessica says “I’m not bad, I’m just drawn that way”.
I met a little girl named Jessica after that and told my friend about her.
"Does she have red hair?" my friend asked.
She didn’t. “Yes,” I said, not wanting to let go of the idea that a future Jessica Rabbit was out there.
2. Geena Davis
One time at school, I filled out a worksheet that asked me what celebrity I would trade places with.
I wrote down Geena Davis.
Geena Davis seemed like a girls’ girl, with her square jaw.
She was well into her thirties by the time I wrote her name down.
I had watched her in A League Of Their Own, the baseball movie about women.
The movie also has a sexpot character, but I liked Geena Davis best.
I told my best girl friend at school about this movie.
I asked if she would come to my house and watch it with me, but the movie was a rental and got returned.
3. Alanis Morissette
I bought a copy of Jagged Little Pill.
I collected magazine clippings of Alanis Morissette and put them into a frame, like a collage.
I learned this craft from my friend who did it with JonBenet Ramsey pictures.
Sometimes I got the pictures from magazines I stole from the library.
Sometimes I rifled through people’s recycle bins for magazines; this I always did alone.
I also ordered two photos of Alanis Morissette from the back of a magazine. I liked magazines.