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Old October 23 2008, 07:07 AM   #16
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Re: New 'Watchmen' Footage from Spike TV Awards

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If you like cheap hookers in goofy latex. Which I'm sure plenty of you guys do.
She looks like a competitively-priced hooker to me...!
Hey, I got nothing against hookers, cheap or otherwise. I just don't believe someone going out to kick ass would dress like one. Do you have any idea how uncomfortable latex garter straps are?
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Old October 23 2008, 06:11 PM   #17
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Re: New 'Watchmen' Footage from Spike TV Awards

The hooker-like aspects of Laurie's costume is part of the point, though. The whole idea was that her mother Sally (the original Silk Spectre) used her crime-fighting career more as a springboard toward a modeling/acting career than as an actual mission to beat up bad guys, and though it's never explicitly stated in the comic book, Sally's attempt to get Laurie to follow in her footsteps continues this theme in a logical progression - hence, Laurie's wearing something that's intentionally fetishistic. Which ties into the theme of superhero costumes as being fetishistic in general.
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Old October 23 2008, 06:19 PM   #18
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If nothing else, her movie costume is a big improvement on the comic book version. Even for the 80s, that was one ugly-ass costume they came up with.
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Old October 23 2008, 08:26 PM   #19
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Do you have any idea how uncomfortable latex garter straps are?
On some discussion boards, this question would lead this thread down a very different path...
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Old October 23 2008, 08:29 PM   #20
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Why is it that every thread about the Watchmen movie on Trekbbs has to be about the Silk Spectre's costume.
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Old October 23 2008, 11:38 PM   #21
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Hey, I got nothing against hookers, cheap or otherwise. I just don't believe someone going out to kick ass would dress like one. Do you have any idea how uncomfortable latex garter straps are?
It's no less practical, and certainly looks more protective, than her costume in the comics. So I'd say that it's an improvement while not losing the point of the original, which was, as ClayinCA indicated, to be sexy first and practical last. Either way she looks like a hooker, but in the movie she looks like a sleeker and more stylish hooker.

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Do you have any idea how uncomfortable latex garter straps are?
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I wasn't gonna go there....
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Old October 24 2008, 07:30 PM   #22
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New poster too



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