Saturday, June 11, 2011

The Woman Prefers Men

I like MEN, not pretty boys. Even back in the 80s, I was all about Harrison Ford, not Rob Lowe. And now..., yes, Clive Owen, not Orlando Bloom. I like rough chins, hairy arms, big metal watches, broad shoulders, a little wear and tear, scars, wrinkles around the eyes and a twinkle in the eye (Dennis Quaid), deep voices, nerves of steel, balls of brass, an unerring internal compass and that previously mentioned confidence.

The men of Tombstone come to mind.

Mmmm...Sam Elliott, Kurt Russell, Bill Paxton, and yes, Val Kilmer - in one of his best roles.

Josephine Marcus (Dana Delany): Interesting little scene. I wonder who that tall drink of water is.

Mr. Fabian (Billy Zane): My dear, you have set your gaze upon the quintessential frontier type. Note the lean silhouette, eyes closed by the sun; they're sharp as a hawk. He's got the look of both predator... and prey.

Josephine Marcus (Dana Delany): I want one.

And how hot is the scene in Bull Durham where Kevin Costner so easily unsnaps Susan Sarandon's garter after the young Tim Robbins had struggled with it earlier?

The scene in Out of Sight where George Clooney approaches Jennifer Lopez in the hotel bar?

The way some men get drunk on the very things that make a woman so distinctly a woman, so I drink in the things that make a man so distinctly a man.


I'm often struck by my own reaction to non-traditionally attractive men who are confident, which is so normal among women, yet so misunderstood by the man who would buy a "penis rack."

Did you see Find Me Guilty with Vin Diesel and Peter Dinklage? Peter Dinklage is 4'5" (1.35 m).  I found him sooooo appealing in that movie. He was so confident, capable, smart, rational, grounded, manly, caring and compassionate. I was drawn to him in a very real way that no rack would ever affect.


Another weird one in the odd appeal category.

Gust Avrakotos as played by Philip Seymour Hoffman in "Charlie Wilson's War."

Smart as hell, funny, passionate, interesting stories, basically good and a very naughty boy. Kudos to the actor who played him. Wink 


I love the scene in Alien where Tom Skerritt attempts to shield Sigourney Weaver from the alien.

Ed Harris. When he fights to bring back Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio in The Abyss. Forget scifi. That movie was a LOVE story.

Another movie that makes women my age swoon...


I'm just thinking about actors with the necessary gravitas to model that kind of swoon-inducing confidence.

Gene Hackman
Tommy Lee Jones
Morgan Freeman
Denzel Washington
Anthony Hopkins
Laurence Fishburne
Delroy Lindo
Robert DeNiro
Ving Rhames
Harrison Ford
Alec Baldwin
Sean Connery 
Russell Crowe 
Clint Eastwood
Michael Biehn
Michael Ironside
Andy Garcia
Mel Gibson
Jesse Ventura
Tom Skerritt
Liam Neeson
Josh Brolin
Ray Winstone
Brendan Gleeson
Oliver Platt
Chris Cooper
Sam Shepherd
Tom Selleck
Chris Noth
George Clooney
Ed Harris
Jason Statham


And that's another thing men often worry about unnecessarily. Hair.

Bald can be beautiful.


  1. The Big Easy +1

    Ellen Barkin...very good at "acting" sexy...not all beautiful actresses are IMO.
    Helen Mirren for ex...or...Kathleen Turner. Yes !!
    Sharon Stone...less so...she looks sexy...and does all the right sexy things...but somehow doesnt quite make it.

    Oh and yes...Mature Adult Women over girls.
    I will def take the wrinkles scars etc to get to that mature mind animating the flesh.


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