Thursday, December 22, 2011

The Hanukkah Hotness, Night 3: Gyllenhaal Sibling Edition

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.


Nora Peevy said...

Good Shabbas to you this Sat. (Not sure if I spelled that right, but I tried! LOL)

Have a lovely family holiday.

Are you pagan and Jewish? That's pretty cool. :)

Had to hop on by and see what you had going on. Traveled all day yesterday and am with the folks and bro in WI for the holidays. It's crazy here, but I'm trying to keep up with my blog visits a bit. LOL

Happy New Year too, blog friend!


Shah Wharton said...

I totally get the login of this pair - HOT!!! I totally fell for her in Secretary - although her lover was sexy as too - and I fell about ridiculously at Brokeback - I had to watch it alone so as not to deal with my husbands annoying giggles or 'Ew's' !!

I am utterly ignorant to what it is exactly you will be celebrating over the next few days, if anything, but enjoy the atmosphere and best wishes for a horny, hot and hugely blessed 2012 :D X

Erin O'Riordan said...

I don't draw any strict lines. As a person of mixed European and Middle Eastern ancestry, I feel comfortable celebrating Pagan Yule/Winter Solstice, Hanukkah and Christmas. I'll probably go to midnight services at the Episcopal church (Episcopalians are the Church of England in the U.S. I enjoy the tradition of using the Book of Common Prayer with its beautiful old language).