I got zero beauty sleep last night because apropos of nothing, my roommate Carrie and I decided at midnight that we just HAD to watch our fave parts of Mannequin, which I naturally own on DVD just for these reasons. Carrie’s fave parts? When James Spader’s character calls the nefarious BJ Wert and refers to him as “Beej.” As in, “BJ? Beej, are you there?” We both love every single scene with Hollywood Montrose, but she most adores when he says, “Mama, put the coins on my eyes ’cause I SURE don’t believe what I’m seeing.”
My ultimate fave? The mother f’ing montage scene where Jonathan and Emmy try on ALL the clothes in the fictional Prince & Co, which Philadelphians know is really the old Wanamaker’s building with my favorite restaurant ever, The Crystal Tea Room on the top floor. Check it:
There is a point to this Mannequin-induced rant, and it IS beauty-related. I have always been obsessed with Kim Cattrall’s shoulders. Even in SATC in her FORTIES, bitch’s shoulders shine like the top of the CHRYSLER building. Mannequin was obv her peak. I am criminally jeal of her shoulders in this scene. For shoulders à la Emmy, I recommend:
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I dare say, Emmy’s dance is almost as phenom as Elvira’s in Scarface. What’s your fave Mannequin scene? Go.