Wednesday, January 27, 2010

"Gigi, you're not at all that funny, awkward little girl I knew..."

I don't watch a lot of movies, but for some reason I've watched GiGi three times over the past two days.

Maybe it's the fact that she's a lower class child being trained to be a courtesan by her grandmother and her aunt. And then she falls in love with Gaston - a slightly older Parisian millionaire, who falls in love with her first. And before all that love stuff, they were like brother and sister. He would visit Gigi and her grandmother as a way to relax from his overactive social life. Then he realized he was in love with her and worked out a "business deal" with her grandmother to take Gigi on as his mistress. But Gigi, knowing that being his mistress meant sleeping with him in exchange for a beautiful, upper class and VERY public lifestyle, turned it down - even though she loved him. Then, eventually, she came around and said she'd do it because she wanted him in her life. Then, he realized he couldn't do that to her - he loved her too much - so he immediately asked for her hand in marriage after the first night of having her as his lil' prostitute.

So creepy and so beautiful!

But it's also the accents, the songs, the fashion, the attitudes, the scenery, the... everything.

I want to be French!


Nick said...

um... can we talk about how much Daiva looks like her?!

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