Saturday, January 07, 2006
Cherry Curvaceous Character
I'm not bad. I'm just drawn that way." Jessica Rabbit (Kathleen Turner), in Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
A few boys called me Jessica Rabbit when I was in high school. It always made me blush. One of my gym buddies recently gave me the same nickname, so I felt compelled to look her up. Some people refer to her as the sexiest female cartoon character of all time. I even read that she is the red-headed, animated version of Marilyn Monroe.
I have gone through a few red-haired periods, which were fun, but I'm usually blond. I hope that I have just a few pounds of her cherry curvaceous sex appeal.
Jessica Rabbit is the voluptuous femme fatale in the 1988 feature film Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, which was based loosely on Gary Wolf's 1981 book Who Censored Roger Rabbit? Jessica is the absurdly sexy wife of hapless hero Roger and a temptation to detective Eddie Valiant. With mock innocence and more curves than Daytona, she delivers the immortal line "I'm not bad, I'm just drawn that way." Jessica also added spice to later Roger Rabbit cartoons, playing nurses and the like.
Jessica Rabbit: You don't know what it's like Being a woman looking the way I do.
Eddie Valiant: You don't know what it's like Being a man looking at a woman looking the way you do.