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Leighton Meester Pens Thoughtful Feminist Essay About Her 'Of Mice and Men' Character

Leighton Meester Pens Thoughtful Feminist Essay About Her 'Of Mice and Men' Character

Leighton Meester and her husband Adam Brody take their dogs Penny Lane and Trudy for a walk in the park on Thursday morning (July 17) in New York City.

The 28-year-old actress recently opened up about feminism and her character in Of Mice and Men on Broadway.

“The insults are thrown at Curley’s wife: bitch, tramp, tart. The further along in the production we go, the more I realize that the audience agrees,” Leighton wrote for HuffPo. “In rooting for our heroes — the everyman protagonists who scorn and demean the only woman — the audience finds themselves unquestioningly hating her, too. But why? Of course, in playing this character, as with any other project, I care for her and have found common ground with even her specific flaws; I would expect my affection for her to be above those watching from the audience. But in dissecting this piece for five months now, I’ve found that within the writing, there is both a lack of reason to truly hate this woman, and the inevitable and undeniable urge to do so.”

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  • kel

    Cute couple and such a cute dog.

  • Jojo

    Just gorgeous

  • Dolb

    Literally love her.

  • offtheproperty

    Actually, feminism, like all “isms,” represents the absence of “thought.”
    We see it every day now, in our own president’s rigid ideology, which could be described as Marxist, Racist, Anti-Americanism, as he doubles down, again and again, on his six-year crusade against modernity and prosperity and individuality, springing from his consuming lifelong resentment against white people, who seemed to him to be part of a special club that he could never under any circumstances join and find peace and happiness in. In the case of feminism, the object of driving resentment is men. Today women and blacks sadly and combustibly share an empty, angry resentment — not for anything “white people” or “men” have ever done to them because indeed men, especially white men, have always worked primarily to provide for their women and children and white Americans fought a terrible Civil War and helped to advanced the civil rights of blacks to make America the land of by far the most opportunity blacks have ever known anytime in history, anywhere in the world. But none of this seems to assuage the imagined wounds of the aggrieved classes, who continue to seek more and more recompense and reparations so they don’t have to earn it for themselves and they will finally catastrophically destroy the classes who do earn it and their won’t be any America anymore, but just another version of Third World Hell.

  • Men get more understanding

    Of course a man can do any s-h-i-t he wants and people will root for him, like the underdog, like the man who does all this things because he actually needs just more love and a hug. And his reasons to be a certain type are always somehow understandable. A woman in the same position gets called all names in the book. Why? Because we are brainwashed from a patriarchal system.

  • kristine

    beautiful couple. i wish they were more pictures

  • LOOOL offtheproperty

    @offtheproperty: “helped to advanced the civil rights of blacks” are you effing kidding me??? You cant be serious??? There was never in the first place a right of “white people” to take civil rights away from black people, even when white people act like god, they are not. So therefor nobody gets a cookie for fighting to give people something back they never had the right to take away in the first place.

  • offtheproperty

    @LOOOL offtheproperty: So move to Uganda or somewhere you’ll be more comfortable and have more opportunity. Everyone there treats everyone else with the utmost respect and courtesy, don’t they? Oh, it’s where slavery still exists, isn’t it?
    Stop tearing my country apart.
    Whiney loser.

  • offtheproperty
  • Next

    I can never remember her name.

  • Next

    @Men get more understanding: no, because women are dumb by nature and get too emotional about everything..which interferes with clear thinking.

  • Onvacation

    You can thank the idiot feminist for stall in salary increases and skyrocketing home prices. Now both parents have to work and leave kids with a nanny, just to make ends meet.

  • Men get more understanding

    @Next: “no, because women are dumb by nature” ahahahahahaha the behaviour of a true misogynist. No real reason just cheap insults.

  • LOLOLOL gtfo

    @Men get more understanding: hahaha thank you I was gonna call this misogynist idiot out quick fast for that ignorant a$$ comment, had to be a man saying that bullsh!t.

  • Men get more understanding

    @LOLOLOL gtfo: Men are so insecure all they can do is insult women to feel superior. This is not 1960 anymore, we can call out men on their bs and we will not stop to do so. They think its ok to keep instulting just because all their insults and lies worked over 50 years ago. But what they dont want to understand is that it doesnt matter anymore what cheap insults and lies men tell. We know the truth. And they hate it :)

  • LOOOL offtheproperty

    @offtheproperty: You’re mad because of the truth LOOOOOL. I love it.

  • offtheproperty

    @LOOOL offtheproperty: What, the truth that my country, the greatest country on Earth is being overrun by roaches and thugs?
    By semi-entient sub-humans who haven’t the capacity to understand that America is a great country because it has been a country of white people who have the law-abiding gene and now it’s being filled up with wasteful, illiterate rabid stray dogs who only think as far as the next purse they can snatch, the next identity they can steal, the next govt. program they can scam, the next white girl they can rape and ruin for life and cause endless grief for her family and the decent white man who would have loved her?
    I am mad. I’m mad at people like you.

  • Jen

    People always women are each other worst enemies but I’ve never believed that. Men ultimately rule the world and they are the biggest enemy of women.

  • amanda

    @offtheproperty…The law abiding gene? please stop talking…the other person is an idiot as well, but that might have been the dumbest thing I’ve ever read. Congratulations on being a racist moron

  • LOOOL offtheproperty

    @offtheproperty: It feels everytime like a victory when I make a racist mad LOOOOOOL. I love it. Keep on telling yourself this lies, maybe one day you will believe them.


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  • Gina

    Thier dog looks like an overgrown sewer rat

  • michelle brazilian

    pretty couple <3

  • adambrodyrocks

    Adam is looking really hot lately, and Leighton is gorgeous

  • adambrodyrocks

    Correction he always looks hot, i meant with a beard not lately

  • Mejay

    Your second statement is a contradiction of your first. If all “isms” represent the absence of thought, then (according to your logic) wouldn’t Anti-AmericanISM be a good thing? As Americanism is indeed an “ism.”

    Secondly, the Civil War was primarily fought over states’ rights. The morality of slavery was a secondary issue at best. Also Whites did indeed help in the Civil Rights fight, but it was an issue that was spearheaded by Blacks, and again, the Whites that were in favor of Civil Rights were facing opposition from other Whites. So your comment about Whites helping to advance the Civil Rights of Blacks is misleading.

    Thirdly, Feminism is about gender equality; it has nothing to do with hating men.

  • Tatiana

    please tell me what are this story about (Of Mice and Men)