Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Helen Mirren thinks nurses and prostitutes are pretty well the same

Message to British actress Helen Mirren: Nurses are not prostitutes and prostitutes aren't nurses. Perhaps you should rethink what you said on David Letterman's show last night.

Perhaps Helen's agent should advise that Helen stick to acting and only open her mouth to eat or to utter a line that was written for her - that way, she may stay out of trouble. She was in some trouble last year because of some controversial comments about women and rape and now, she's at it again. A YouTube video has surfaced for people who don't stay up late enough to watch the Late Show. The video shows Helen being interviewed by Dave about her upcoming movie. He asks her about research in a brothel and the subject turns to hookers, prostitutes.

Dave asks Helen if she thinks that prostitutes were victims and this leads them to the life they lead. Here is Helen's answer:

A lot of them are damaged. They come from dysfunctional backgrounds and that’s what led them to this place. But also, a lot of girls who work in that industry actually come from the nursing industry, which kind of makes sense. Because they’re used to naked bodies. It’s not intimidating to them, the ...

What can we say in response? It's to jaw dropping to formulate a coherent response. Here is a post I wrote about it on another blog, if you'd like to check it out:
Actress Helen Mirren Likens Prostitutes to Nurses

It's been a while since I posted - sorry about that. I attended a writing conference two weeks ago and I was busy clearing up work so I could attend, and then I had to work to catch up!