Remember remember the 5th of November…. Ever since I saw the movie “V” for Vendetta, November 5th has been Guy Fawkes Day up in ole’ A-Trains dome piece. No longer! From now on November 5th is Red Hair Day, because I love red hair. Specifically I love women with red hair, on a guy it’s whatever. I’m not gonna lie there is a redhead double standard and it isn’t kind to the menfolk.
Today we give a shout out to some of the individuals most responsible for A-Trains love of redheads.
Jessica Rabbit is the confirmed patient zero for my love of redheads. I think for many guys of my generation Jessica Rabbit was our first experience with overt female sexuality. A boys first encounter with a thirsty girl is not one to forget, even if she’s a cartoon.
After Jessica Rabbit, the next ladies in a young 1990’s lads life are the babes that grace the covers of fashion mags. Enter Angie Everhart. She was it for young A-Train. What an absolute fox. Sadly her acting career didn’t blossom and I’m left with not much to remember her by. Tales from the Crypt: Bordello of Blood was her biggest role.
Willow might be the quintessential childhood movie for old A-Train. Of course the Evil Princess turned good, was a fiery redhead with a warriors attitude. But deep down she was a romantic, not unlike myself. She fell for the dust of broken hearts…both on and off screen. Joanne Whalley married her co-star Val Kilmer and pretty much stopped acting. She was a one hit wonder, but what a hit it was.
When a woman threatens to geld you on the first date if you get out of line, you got a keeper.
If a picture is worth a thousand words then the above picture is a ten page essay on why Unhappily Ever After was a hit show. Mr. Floppy you were funny too. Nikki Cox was impossibly hot but acted like you might have a chance with her if you were just funny/charming enough. Tiffany Malloy was Kelly Bundy except hotter. A-Train watched way too much of Unhappily just to catch a glimpse of this stone cold fox.
Isla Fisher and Christina Hendricks:
Two of my more modern day woman crushes. Joan rocked it on Mad Men and Isla lights up every scene she’s ever been in. These girls are two sides of the same redheaded coin.
The redheaded beauties from A Song of Ice and Fire.
George RR Martin and I are on the same page when it comes to those who are kissed by fire. I can tell he’s a fan.
I think I would have just run away with Ygritte. Shout out to Roz…my favorite GoT character that doesn’t exist in the books. It wasn’t right what Joffrey did to you.
Apologies to all the red heads who deserve mention but didn’t make the cut. Cough.. (Faye Reagan)