I will admit it. When one of my faithful readers suggested that we go for an Annie Hall look for Lady M, I choked. It just seemed so wrong. But then, I remembered the first time I saw that movie. I was still a pile of sand when it first came out, but I caught it on HBO with Nancy R.in 1985: that was a good year. We had quite a hoot,laughing at the funky fashions and the whacky bunch of left-wing neurotics.
Then it hit me! MO is already channeling Annie!
Plus, are the O’s not perfect for the lead rolls in the post-racial version of the Alvy and Annie neurotic lefty romp? Can’t you just see them performing these memorable lines from the movie:
Allison: I'm in the midst of doing my thesis.
Alvy Singer: On what?
Allison: Political commitment in twentieth century literature.
Alvy Singer: You, you, you're like New York, Jewish, left-wing, liberal, intellectual, Central Park West, Brandeis University, the socialist summer camps and the, the father with the Ben Shahn drawings, right, and the really, y'know, strike-oriented kind of, red diaper, stop me before I make a complete imbecile of myself.
Allison: No, that was wonderful. I love being reduced to a cultural stereotype.
Alvy Singer: Right, I'm a bigot, I know, but for the left.
or these gems:
Alvy Singer: What's with all these awards? They're always giving out awards. Best Fascist Dictator: Adolf Hitler.
Alvy Singer: Lyndon Johnson is a politician, you know the ethics those guys have. It's like a notch underneath child molester.
Alvy Singer: Hey, Harvard makes mistakes too! Kissinger taught there!
Here’s the original iconic Annie:
Here’s what I think Lady M would look like, cast as Annie:
I think there might even be some commercial potential here. I’m going to talk to Toes about it tomorrow. What do you think?
Or, for those of you with Photoshop, how about a virtual paper doll game?
Here. Have some fun and download your own kit. Consider it an early trick or treat.