Oh, the drama!

April 10, 2011 | By Brent Almond | LESSONS LEARNED

After Dame Liz’s passing, there were lots of photos of her looking like this:

But none looking like this, the role that won her 1 of her 2 Oscars:

Which got me thinking… JJ has recently been venturing into drama queen/temper tantrum/terrible twos territory (as evidenced by this photo). However, I want to come up with a better, more creative nickname for him other than “Drama Queen.”

So help me out movie fans ā€” who’s your favorite Screen Drama Queen? I’m talking scene-stealing, dish-breaking, fit-throwing, over-the-top campiness. By nicknaming JJ after a melodramatic movie maven, I figure I can instill in him a valuable knowledge of classic cinema, while also giving him a complex. And ā€” I admit ā€” entertaining myself.

I’ll post the winning nickname(s) next Monday, April 18th.

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9 responses to “Oh, the drama!”

  1. Yony says:

    “Rhoda Penmark”

    LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Although that would also imply that he’s evil.

    • Brent M. Almond says:

      Okay, I don’t know if this makes me a bad gay, but I had to look that up… see, someone’s already learned something!

      But “Rhoda Penmark” definitely rolls off the tongue nicely! šŸ™‚

  2. Yony says:

    DUDE… have you never seen that movie??? YOU HAVE TO WATCH IT!!! She is evil incarnate and total drama queen! The Bad Seed. Muhahahahaha!

    • Brent M. Almond says:

      I’ve never seen it, but was aware of it. Just didn’t know the character name. I’ll put it on Netflix right now! šŸ™‚

  3. Bryan says:

    I was thinking Shirley MacLaine or Sally Field, but you really can’t beat Rhoda Penmark. Mary Tilford (Karen Balkin) is another good one.

    • Brent M. Almond says:

      I guess I could call him “Nora Walker” but it sounds too stuffy, and not dramatic enough. šŸ™‚

      But who the heck is Mary Tilford? I’m gonna go look her up, BRB… okay, ANOTHER scary little girl character? C’mon, I was hoping for some Alexis Carringtons or Sally Bowles or Rosemary Woodhouses. No more pigtailed psychopaths, okay? šŸ™‚

      But thanks to you (like Yony) for teaching me another cinematic lesson…

    • Brent M. Almond says:

      And before you say it, NO NELLIE OLESEN! šŸ™‚

  4. Bryan says:

    Wait, you haven’t seen Children’s Hour?? It’s historic for gay cinema!! MUST WATCH!!

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