Thursday, July 16, 2009

Megan Fox

I just don't get the deal about Megan Fox. I first heard about her (and wrote about her, too) when there was some discussion concerning the new Wonder Woman. She is in consideration for the role. Then I was looking at YouTube this morning (I have not really seen YouTube, other blogs, etc., recently), and saw an original song about Megan Fox. It just seems that the world is focusing on her, and I can't seem to understand why.

I looked her up on IMDB to get the name of the movie everyone has seen her in – The Transformers. I also saw that she was friends with Amanda Seyfried (who was great in Momma Mia). When I think of Amanda Seyfried, I can't help but hearing the Billy Joel song Allentown in my head. I heard she was from there and have since associated her with the Billy Joel song. Talk about neurons that have been misfiring lately.

I like trivia, and as far as Megan goes, this is what I got from IMDB :

Ranked #2 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2009 list. (she was #16 the previous year)

She has a quote from William Shakespeare's 'King Lear' tattooed on her right shoulder that reads: "We will all laugh at gilded butterflies."

And I saw some other random facts, none of which explains why people really think Megan Fox is all of that. I even watched an interview, and even after watching that, I still don't get it.

This makes me think about Farrah Fawcett, and because of the fractured media we now have, I don't think we will see someone as iconic as Farrah. I mean, everybody, from four to ninety-four probably had heard of Farrah, and a bunch of them talked about what she was doing. I mean, when she was divorcing Lee Majors, it was not like people think, "Do you remember where you were when you found out that Farrah and Lee Majors were divorcing." But it was big. Right now, if I met Megan Fox on the street, I would not know it was her. Even if she said she was an actress, my response might be, "Oh, you are that girl on Friends, right? The one that married one of the Arquette men."

I just hope Megan Fox's car doesn't turn into some demon robot thing that tries to kill me.

13 comments:

kathi said...

I do think she's gorgeous, but wouldn't got to a movie just to see her. I don't get it either.

Oh yeah, I've missed ya.

Grant said...

I think she's attractive and a competent enough actress to manage Transformers (you know, the type of movie that believes it IS TOO possible to outrun explosions), but I don't understand her popularity beyond all the people buying into her own hype. I sometimes hear about complaints from her wherein she claims she's too beautiful to be taken seriously in Hollywood (take that, Charlize Theron, you woofing dog) but other than her own view of herself, I don't see the big deal either.

Deb said...

Hrmm....I think she is beyond gorgeous! I would definitely go see a lame movie just because she's in it. I guess I'm the oddball out here. :\

Xmichra said...

nope, I'm with ya Deb. lol... I think she is stunning. And I liked her in the first Transformers (sill need to see the second), so I would go to a movie because she was in it.

She has that bad girl quality which makes her look aluring.

Under the Influence said...

Oh my, I have not even heard of Megan Fox. Not sure what that says about me.

Malach the Merciless said...

She's no PJ Harvey

btsea said...

Charlies Angels seemed like the first show to feature a bunch of girls in a police/detective roll, and they were all cute. Up till then you had all sorts of police shows--Dragnet, FBI, Adam-12, Hawaii 5-0, Streets of San Francisco, Ironsides, Barnaby Jones... Most of the barriers have already been broken, so there's not a lot of new territory for rising stars IMHO.

Knot said...

My wife gets People mag every week. I know I;m old because I don't know who the celebrities are in People, except the ones in the obituaries.

Julie said...

She's a pretty girl, but there are thousands of pretty actresses out there. I'm not sure what the fascination with her is either.

In a related note, I have a niece who could be her twin.

Dr. Deb said...

A true icon had a long-lasting arc to their careers. In this day and age, I'm not so sure what or who will have lasting power. Nothing lasts, y'know...

Warrior said...

She looks attractive in that sort of detatched dead sort of way......
in other words, she should be hot, but actually isn't.

mrwriteon said...

I have absolutely no idea who or what Megan Fox is, nor do I have any desire to know.

Your comments about Farrah were right on the mark.

Grant said...

I was going to send you a note asking if you are okay, but I lost your e-mail addy. So instead, post a picture of your left breast if you are unwell or a picture of your right breast if things are good but you've just been too busy to keep in touch.