I Blame Angelina Jolie…

Angelina Jolie Blood Licking…Or rather the photographer who took this famous wallpaper still of Ms. Jolie enjoying a little of her own ‘precious bodily fluids.’ I know that marketing stuff goes in trends, just look at all the recent riffs on the fabulous Naomi Watts crying in the Funny Games Poster (used in The Strangers (see here), and All the Boys Love Mandy Lane (see here)), and it is not really a big deal, but wow with the goth-y chicks-lick-blood in the popular culture at the moment, see below. (And yes, that is Rose McGowan as the lithe re-envisioning of campy Red Sonja, that only in this day and age would get the are-they-serious looking (read: humourless) treatment rather than the Barbarella-esque romp that the original one was.

Not to put all the blame (or originality) on Angelina Jolie’s PR/marketing efforts, and although I seem to be alone on this, the less-atrocious poster for Wanted was inspired by the sublime poster for Sympathy for Lady Vengeance.

Blood Licking

Kurt Halfyard
Resident culture snob.