Cigarette obsessed Brian De Palma managed to give Oscar winner Hilary Swank a massive career setback when he directed her in The Black Dahlia. Poor Hilary was oddly cast as a 1940’s VAMP and De Palma dolled the boyish actress up in a tawdry black wig and illchosen cocktail dresses that emphasized her athletic – not voluptuous- frame. The embarrassing effect is almost drag-queenish. Luscious Scarlett Johansson fared better – at least she filled out those cashmere sweaters and her hair worked in the 40’s updos. We still love Hilary and hope she got paid a lot for this debacle.


Posted by Janet on September 23, 2006

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  1. By Anonymous
    On September 23, 2006 at

    Brian De Palma is a hack. Never cared for his movies.

  2. By Anonymous
    On September 23, 2006 at

    Hilary Swank is a man in drag regardless of what she wears. She has horse teeth, a horse face and an adam’s apple. She’s so masculine that both John Travolta and Tom Cruise have lusted after her.

  3. By Anonymous
    On September 23, 2006 at

    Hilary Swank has quite an ample bosom, so I don’t see how that makes her look like a boy…

  4. By Pat
    On September 23, 2006 at

    I dated a Dahlia in the 80’s.
    That movie SHOULD have been GOOD!

  5. By Anonymous
    On September 23, 2006 at

    Please Janet…spare the love for Hilary. She knew exactly what she was doing when she divulged her ex’s drug habit to VF. She’s only a notch above Paris as far as being white trash.

  6. By Anonymous
    On September 23, 2006 at

    Janet you kill me!

  7. By Anonymous
    On September 24, 2006 at

    Don’t care about the bad press i still want to see it.

  8. By Anonymous
    On September 24, 2006 at

    Hilary is definitely miscast. Thank God Scarlett is bringing vuluptuous back.

  9. By Anonymous
    On September 25, 2006 at

    hmmm…well Janet, in your opinion, of course…and we respect that…cigarettes are true to the 1940’s era and women starting to assert more of their independence and they were considered sexy for the time. Mr. DePalma was correct in the use of this prop for the film.

  10. By Anonymous
    On September 25, 2006 at

    “The Black Dahlia” should have been titled “Bonfires of the Vanities, Part Duhhh” or “Jackass: No. 2,” with the more scatalogical meaning for “No. 2”

  11. By Casonia Sade Logenberry..Hells kitchen and Masterchef are double hit on Mondays and Tues and it rocks completely and when are you going to make fun of the fat people and Here comes some tear and Hells kitchen is like an onion...Layers are under it and it
    On August 9, 2011 at

    Sexy and nice and just make you want to have sex with them…If your a straight male and of course walking around looking so hot is going to get massive attention and every one really wanting you and wanting to spend time with you ladies and your perfact shape and your amazing body and wonderful smile lights up the room.

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