Last week's feature on Chloe Bridges went over about as well as her sweetie's new movie, with a small number of people commenting mostly positive stuff (actually, it seems that MIKE AND DAVE NEED WEDDING DATES has gotten some mediocre reviews - perhaps because it's more of a chick flick than Efron claimed it wasn't? - I personally found it very funny). We come to this week, that dreaded mid-July week where the much booed GHOSTBUSTERS remake/reboot/revamp is dropping and a bunch of idiots are running around screaming about their poor, precious little childhoods being ruined. Wah. Some kids grew up without food, secure housing or parents who gave a damn, but by all means tell me again about how a new movie has retroactively ruined your childhood. Or, how about we discuss one of the movie's stars instead?
I almost don't want to write this full column. Kate McKinnon is gorgeous to me. Not only is she visually lovely, she's wickedly funny to boot, proving herself time and time again as a cast member on "Saturday Night Live," with impersonations of everyone from Hillary Clinton to Ellen Degeneres to that time she made me nearly pee my pants by capturing the hilarious Calvin Klein Justin Bieber ads in her wide-eyed, manic little web.
It's absolutely remarkable that it took until 2012 until SNL had an openly gay cast member but they better have paid some thick stacks to the comedy gods that it was McKinnon to open that closet. The way that Kate carries herself, with a wink and a smirk, not caring two shits if she looks goofy or unfeminine (many times going for the laugh even when they've dolled her up in couture) puts her in an echelon that not even Kristen Wiig can lay claim to. She doesn't have that fringe funny hottie ring to hold on to like Wiig, which just seems to make her more fearless and intoxicatingly attractive.
Clearly, you can tell that in my book, Kate McKinnon can do no wrong. She's funny, she's sexy, she's smart, she commands a room with her mere presence. This is the woman I would kill to hang out with, take home, tie up and keep forever. She's not just a babe, she's a comedy icon in the making and a rebel hottie who ain't afraid of no haters.
What do you think of Kate McKinnon?