Boy, do we love a bit of useless movie trivia in the MM office. That’s how we spend our days. Mia sends us emails with pictures of lobsters. Nat bangs on about touch footy. And I send emails that start with, “Hey did you know that Ryan Gosling built the kitchen table featured in The Notebook as preparation for his role as Noah?” (At which point Lucy swoons and then tells me that Rick’s reaction is to pretend to stab himself in the eye with his biro). Lana meanwhile is running the site. And baking. Simultaneously.
Now here’s a bit of movie trivia that started an interesting conversation between us all on Skype chat. In the new movie What’s Your Number? the producers apparently had to “test” the lead character’s number of sexual partners to find a number that was, er, appropriate for today’s audience. Because the lead character in the flick is a woman. You pickin’ up what I’m puttin’ down? Woman + number of sexual partners = judgment. If she’d slept with too many men, the producers said female audiences would think the character was a slut. Harsh but true, apparently. And if the number of her sexual conquests was too few, well, anyone watching with a higher number might feel promiscuous.