So, I have no plans to go see Bride Wars, the new Anne Hathaway-Kate Hudson movie that opens today. As much as I really like Anne Hathaway (and as much as I sometimes like your standard chick flick), this just looks really bad. (But hey, if you see it and love it... I judge not. ;)
Still, I decided to read the NY Times movie review today, and... the critic is totally a femslash shipper. She basically says that the movie really sucks, but the one semi-interesting thing about it is the idea that Anne's character (Emma) and Kate's character (Liv) totally wanted each other. ;)
And I quote...
"Since childhood, the two [main characters] have dreamed of getting married at the Plaza (alas, not to each other)..."
"The opener — a gauzy scene from childhood that finds Liv and Emma, dressed as a bride and groom, tenderly dancing with each other — and an adult catfight, which looks like a prelude to a kiss, suggest that there may be more to this friendship (and the fury underlying its rupture) than either the women or the movie can admit."
"[T]here’s no getting lost in a movie like “Bride Wars” — but it’s nice to pretend that they might lead somewhere else, say to San Francisco, where once upon another time two female movie characters, inspired by Harvey Milk (or maybe just Sean Penn), will take on the gay-marriage ban and say 'I do, I do' to something more than shopping."
So yes... talk of femslashy subtext has totally made it all the way to the New York Times. :D