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The Beowulf effect: Rupert Everett

April 20, 2009

By the gals of frothygirlz


Photos from Entertainment Weekly

The gals of frothygirlz gathered for a cocktail- fueled planning session yesterday.  We have made some decisions on weekly content.  Look forward to “In the Weeds”  (CJ’s restaurant insider column) every Tuesday.  Janey Pancakes will make an appearance on Wednesdays, and Anne will continue her “Notes from a Walkman Junkie” every Thursday.  Mondays and Fridays will be editors choice.  

If you have suggestions or feedback, feel free to email us at any time.  If you have an event or viewing you think we should cover, please let us know.  We aim to please, and are open to suggestions in our fledgling state of blogging.

After initial business was adjourned and wine had made it’s welcome  arrival into our bloodstreams our talk turned to the gossip world.  Lots of sites in the blogosphere where in a twit over the horrible transformation of Rupert Everett from handsome leading actor to… Kevin Cline.  There is absolutely nothing wrong with looking like Kevin Cline, except you’re not Kevin Cline.

For the next hour we tried to analyze exactly why Rupert Everett looks so creepy now. Cj commented that the mortician did a good job, and that he now resembles a 6pm news anchor from the Ozarks (Janey and I agree, we are from the Ozarks.).  Janey Pancake helpfully added that while every one would like to look younger, this should not necessarily entail looking dead.  ”A human being being rendered so lifelike, yet so unnatural, it’s repellent.”

That observation led us to the following definition of The Beowulf Effect, from the Urban Dictionary.

‘ Referring to that creepy “almost real but not quite” look when too much 3D graphics is used to enhance movie object. This term comes from the movie Beowulf (2007) where 3D gives Ray Winstone, Angelina Jolie and other actors a very creepy, nearly-real-but-still-fake appearance.

“I hate it when those movie produces use WAY too much 3D in their movies… it makes the actors look creepy.”

“Like the Beowulf Effect?”

“Exactly!” ‘

We will never understand why perfectly pretty specimens of humanity feel the need to maim their faces, but from here on out this phenomenon will be known on this blog as The Beowulf Effect.

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