August 08, 2005


Tonight's presentation in this award winning series is Mary Kay Place. Best known flick: the ultimate boomer cinematic navel-gazing epic, The Big Chill, where she played a lib looking for a sperm donor because the biological clock was ticking away. (Amazingly enough, Glenn Close's character agrees to lend her husband's services to do the deed.) I rather liked MKP's character, a flower child mugged by reality. Since then, it looks like she has done hard time in the bowels of the estrogen channels with such works as "For My Daughter's Honor" and "Bed of Lies." Drink one for MKP as you watch a re-run of TBC from the comfort of the LLama hot tub and remember--this is as good as it gets for her.

Posted by LMC at August 8, 2005 08:49 PM | TrackBack


Her moment in film history was so brief, it was only because the LMC had the strobe light set on the camera that he managed to catch it. Good job.

Posted by: The Colossus at August 9, 2005 07:50 AM

TBC for me equals The Breakfast Club. Wherein it is pointed out how much the "navel-gazing" boomers had screwed up in their narcissistic search for self-importance.

Not that there aren't a few decent contributions made by the boomers, but for the most part, and speaking for much of Gen X: Screw the baby boomers.

Posted by: MRN aka "The Husband" at August 9, 2005 10:38 AM

Mary Kay Place rocks. She's still active in independent films - Big Chill was more the exception than the rule in her life. Her only mainstream success ... but she's a wonderful actress.

Posted by: red at August 9, 2005 01:51 PM

To me, she'll always be Loretta Haggers of Fernwood...

Posted by: LDH at August 9, 2005 02:25 PM
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