Annette Bening

27 Feb
Annette Bening

Annette Bening

In honour of tonight’s Academy Awards, I thought I’d give a nod to Annette Bening. It’s hardly like she’ll pick up the Oscar for Best Actress. We’re more likely to see James Franco’s withered rotting arm win Best Actor than anyone but Natalie Portman walk away with the coveted accolade for best leading lady. However, Annette’s performance in The Kids Are All Right is not to be played down. There’s a crucial moment (I’m going to pretend you haven’t watched it) in the film where you can feel your own blood boiling along with hers.

Her hair has been short for various stages of her career. Although it was super short in recent years – in Kids and American Beauty – it doesn’t seem lesbiany enough. Maybe because, even though she was playing a lesbian in Kids, she (as well as the other leads, played by Mark Ruffalo and Julianne Moore) was so unlikeable. Plus, this 90s cut looks a lot more chilled out and natural.

In terms of her actual sexuality, it’s a shame, because she’s still a banger, but she’s got to be a billion per cent straight in order to keep husband and babe-magnet Warren Beatty in check.

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