Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Baby Dood Sells Studio Rights to "How to Talk to Girls"

You remember that little kid who wrote an advice book that warned all males to steer clear of 'pretty girls' - girls who "have big earrings, fancy dresses and all the jewelry but are like cars that need a lot of oil"? Remember how Harper Collins gave this little dood a book deal (and, yet, they still won't return my calls)? Well, now he's sold the film rights to Fox. Classic.

Seriously, you can't get too irked with a 9-year-old for the dumb things he says or writes. Little Dood is getting these ideas about 'high-maintenance ladies' from somewhere, maybe there's a Big Dood at home. Seriously, though, what makes us so eager to buy back our own sterotypes repeatedly? What about a kid parroting them back to us makes us all sigh "awwww"?

UPDATE: Oooo, it looks like Guanabee is already working on a script. Go help them!


fourth wave said...

You're right, we shouldn't get too irritated with the kid himself; it's not really his fault. But we can be pissed at the ridiculous mainstream media, book publishers and movie studios that think this sort of stereotypical, mini-misogynist-in-the-making bullshit even makes it the "aww...cute" human interest story level.

habladora said...

Yeah, it confounds me. Yet, so do all those greeting cards with pictures of little girls dressing up in make-up and grown-up high heals. The media and publishers produce the 'kiddy gender performance is so cute' materials and - get this - we buy the crap. I don't get it.

frau sally benz said...

This little kid irritates me. Is it wrong to protest someone who barely knows his multiplication?