If you plan on hitting the movie theater this weekend, your plan probably involves watching a CGI superhero swing from building to building, and not checking out WALK OF SHAME. But if there's an audience for THE OTHER WOMAN, and apparently there is, then there's an audience for WALK OF SHAME, which stars Elizabeth Banks. That name alone might even lure the teenyboppers to theaters, considering her recent HUNGER GAMES fame. I've always liked Banks, but I've never really thought about where she ranks on the grand scale of hotties. So, get your grading papers out and let's examine the toothsome features of Elizabeth Banks...
When we were first introduced to Banks in films like WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER and THE 40-YEAR-OLD VIRGIN, she was hot as hell's sweat lodge. Not much has changed, except for the fact that we've all seen her in her hideous HUNGER GAMES make-up. Of course, the transition to that character onscreen is a true testament to her acting abilities, but now I can't help but notice a hint of Green Goblin in her smile. I'm kidding, let's get real, she's obviously gorgeous… You know, in that Willem Dafoe kind of way.
Here's a subject Elizabeth never lets down in. This is a feature of hers I've noticed from the get-go. No, it's not an over-the-top Nicki Minaj booty, but she works very well with what she has. I couldn't sketch her from a profile angle without a perfect circle compass. In other words, she's got a decent-sized trunk, and I'd like to put my bike in it.
She may not be all that voluptuous, but I can appreciate Elizabeth's tanks. They often look good onscreen and off, and she sometimes manages to get a decent amount of cleavage going on. Believe me, I've done my research. Her bewbs have taking somewhat of a toll as Banks gradually loses weight, but as long as she doesn't get all Gollum on us, I'll give her a pass.
Speaking of 40-year-olds, that actually happens to be Elizabeth's current age, though I would've had her pegged as more than a few years younger. I believe a lot of this has to do with how well she's kept herself up physically. She's appeared in issues of Women's Health numerous times, handing out various tips and exercise routines. Significant Tip #1: you can drop 15 lbs. instantly by making a porno with Seth Rogen.
I could go off and name all the better movies Elizabeth has on her resume, like SEABISCUIT, SLITHER, W., OUR IDIOT BROTHER, and so on. Then there's those movies like FRED CLAUS and MEET DAVE, which we'll just ignore. As far as her career itself, Elizabeth has been skyrocketing lately, and that wouldn't be possible if she didn't have the strive to take on interesting roles, and deliver. Hopefully she'll land another starring role soon in something more serious than WALK OF SHAME, but hell, I'm down to watch her stumble around in a tight, yellow dress for 90 minutes.
It doesn't hurt that she looks like the grown-up version of the cheerleader you couldn't get in high school, but Elizabeth's attitude and sense of humor takes her up several notches. It's cool that she can come off as naturally funny as her characters, and she doesn't try so hard to be the "funny girl" every second there's a camera in front of her. She's more like a cool, calm, curvy class clown. Just stay away from that HUNGER GAMES make-up.