Happy third night of Hanukkah! Tonight we have two for the price of one: the Swedish-Jewish siblings Maggie and Jake Gyllenhaal. Beyond general hotness, there are at least three compelling reasons to love Maggie Gyllenhaal:
-Her gutsy/sexy performance in the BDSM film Secretary
-Her Rachel Dawes in The Dark Knight; come on, she's a way better Rachel than Katie Holmes
-She will star in Hysteria, the film about Victorian women and their orgasms
We need no reason to love Jake G., Maggie's lil bro, other than Brokeback Mountain. In 2008, I wrote, "I just watched Brokeback Mountain for the first time last night. Now I am sad.
"Not just sad for Jack and Ennis, though their love story is tragic. Tragic in all kinds of ways. There is nothing O'Riordan loves more than a good love story; Goddess knows it's just about all I write about, all day every day. And this one's just so profoundly sad. In the special features, screenwriter Larry McMurty says that when he read the Annie Proulx story on which this film was based, he wished he'd written it. I wish I'd written this movie. I've never written a MM romance half this sweet, or this heartbreaking.
"And I'm not just sad because Heath Ledger will never get to make another film. Or that his family lost him. That, too, is tragic.
"But I'm also sad because now I want to be Jake Gyllenhaal's bitch. And that's just not going to happen, is it?"
Join me HERE on December 28th for a special Hanukkah post and giveaway.