Walter Mencken 9:52 a.m., Oct. 27
Richard Gere Blasts Pretty Woman for All the Wrong Reasons
She ain't pretty no more.
Pretty Woman took in more than $460 million at the box office and, along with those nasty gerbil rumors, helped to make Richard Gere a household name.
In an interview with Woman's Day, Gere called the box office smash, "a silly romantic comedy" and went on to say "this is a much more serious movie that has some real cause and effect.”
Gere faults his character, unethical businessman Edward Lewis, for helping to bring about the collapse of large financial institutions and the subsequent government-funded bank-bailout.
“It made those guys seem dashing, which was so wrong,” explained the 62-year-old actor. “Thankfully, today, we are all more skeptical of those guys.”
The snap heard 'round the world.
Corporate fat cats aren't the only ones glamorized in the picture. It seems egocentric Gere, only concerned with the way he comes off on screen, forgot to mention that the 1990 Disney-financed atrocity also glorifies prostitution during the rise of the AIDS epidemic.
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