I was out shopping for cheap linen pants the other day at one of those stores filled with teens where everything is made in Bangladesh. I’m somewhat embarrassed to mention it, but I do look good in these pants.
Anyway there was this gaggle of girls, all very blond, aged like 10 to 16 talking about having babies. The smallest child, flapping around in flip flops kept proclaiming how she wanted a baby so bad, “I just want a baby,” she huffed. “Is that so much to ask?” I was busy having my own personal outfit montage, you know trying uncharacteristic jackets, funny hats and the like, but they were too verbose to tune out. When an older one, her sister perhaps, responded by telling her she was just a child, the baby needer proclaimed, “I don’t care, and I don’t care if it’s a brown baby I really don’t, I could have a brown baby too.”
The other girls pooh-poohed the idea. I was horrified in general, but left with some breezy attire and mixed feelings. That little bratty blond girl can love a brown baby too. It was kind of sweet? I tell you this because I have the same feelings about this movie, “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World.”
I’m glad it’s out there, I’m glad people have these thoughts and want to express these ideas, I just don’t want to be inundated with them. Those girls are also totes seeing this movie, starring Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kieran Culkin, and Jason Schwartzman among others. It’s due out in August.