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Old September 27 2012, 12:59 PM   #35
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Re: Rashida Jones: Babe of the week #39 (Sept. 2012)

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Jones is also the creator of a comic book series called Frenemy of the State.
Creator or "hot actress given partial credit in order to hype an indie book"?
Co-creator, co-writer, and separately from the other writers of the comic she co-wrote the screenplay for the upcoming film adaptation. She's very much hands on and in the lead role with the project, and it was her original story idea but she wasn't experienced with writing comics, so she needed assistance there.

Your comic is about a rich heiresses named Ariana Von Holmberg who leads a double life as a C.I.A. spy. I’ve heard that the character is loosely based on Paris Hilton but, well… that can’t be true, can it?

It sounds like kinda a stretch, I know.

When most people look at Paris Hilton, they don’t think, “Hmm, I wonder if she’s secretly fighting crime?” They think, “Hmm, I wonder how long until her next amateur porno leaks?”

Back when Paris was at her height of fame and people were just obsessed with her, I had this funny notion that she’s actually some crazy genius who knew exactly what she was doing, and she was just conducting this elaborate anthropological study on the world. I imagined that she was going home every night and whispering into her mini-recorder: “Day three hundred and twenty seven. I continue to have them all fooled.” That was sort of where the idea for this comic started. And also, I’m obsessed with our country’s almost cannibalistic obsession with people who are famous for no other reason than that they’re famous. I thought, “Wouldn’t it be interesting to give somebody like Paris Hilton another layer? What if her fame is something more than just an overwhelming need to be an object of desire?” Ariana is a little bit reluctant to be in the spotlight, and there’s a sadness to that.
Poppycock! We do not want facts in the Babe of the Week thread! Be gone with you!
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