{Smart} Rashida Jones



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Por vezes referida como “Our Collective Imaginary Best Friend” (in Frisky.com), Rashida Jones, filha de quincy Jones, é uma actriz à beira dos seus 38anos.

Destacam-se os seus papeis em The Office, Parks and Recreation e como Celeste, em Celeste and Jesse forever, o papel que escreveu para si própria na tentativa de inverter o “tipo de personagem” que parece condenada a representar: “the good egg in a carton of crazy and bad ones” (in believermag.com).
Celesteand Jesse forever, inverte a tradicional comédia romântica. A história não gira em torno de procurar a cara metade, mas sim em torno da sua perda e, apesar da personagem de Celeste se posicionar no limiar do “aceitavelmente irritante”, o filme é muito divertido e uma história de amor à sua maneira, com este casal perfeito que se separou mas parece não conseguir largar-se definitivamente.

No final de 2013, Rashida esteve debaixo dos holofotes dos social media depois de uma publicação no seu twitter:

“this week’s celeb news takeaway: she who comes closest to showing the actual inside of her vagina is most popular. #stopacting like whores” (In Rashida Jones Twitter, 19-10-2013)

Aparentemente, e como a própria explica, uma dose reforçada de Pop Culture com as irmãs, com videoclips, Instagram e blogs, fê-la concluir que varões, fio dental, muita língua e maminhas eram o denominador comum das estrelas pop.

Rashida tinha uma certeza: 2013 era o ano da “Vagina muito Visível” e, perante isso, o Twitter pareceu-lhe o território certo para partilhar a sua raiva e procurar outros que partilhassem a sua opinião.

As reacções choveram, mas não no sentido que R esperava, e em menos de nada, esteve debaixo de fogo, acusada de não respeitar a sexualidade das mulheres, ser anti-mulheres, etc, com muitas a retirarem a opinião de actriz inteligente e instruída que tinham de Rashida.

Mas, estará Rashida errada? Talvez a forma da comunicação não tenha sido a mais feliz, mas o conteúdo… esse ninguém poderá negar a sua veracidade.

“Every star interprets “sexy” the same way: lots of skin, lots of licking of teeth, lots of bending over. I find this oddly…boring. Can’t I just like a song without having to take an ultrasound tour of some pop star’s privates?”(in Glamour)

Rashida é ainda uma americana profundamente incrédula com sociedade profundamente polarizada em que vive:

“I look at where we’ve come to, and how much technology and advancement there is, and I can’t believe that we’re not this perfectly balanced, beautiful, peaceful society, where everybody is wearing white and the machines all run very quietly and everything is done really intelligently and sensitively. I’m shocked that we’re so deeply polarized, that there are people who want progress and they feel guilty for wanting progress, because it somehow seems un-American, because being American means staying ignorant and going backward.” (in believermag.com)

Opiniativa (ieap, isto existe), Rashida não deixa de nos parecer a tal Melhor Amiga do nosso Imaginário Colectivo: bonita, simpática, com uns bonitos olhos verdes e uma boca que exibe sempre um sorriso, e cuja personalidade vincada, que transparece nas suas entrevistas, sublinha ainda mais o seu magnetismo.

Sometimes referred to as “Our Collective Imaginary Best Friend” (in Frisky.com), Rashida Jones, daughter of Quincy Jones, is an actress on the verge of her 38th birthday. Noteworthy are her roles in The Office, Parks and Recreation and as Celeste, in Celeste and Jesse forever, the role he wrote for herself trying to reverse the “type of character that she seems doomed to represent “the good egg in a carton of crazy and bad ones” (in believermag.com)

Celeste and Jesse forever, reverses the traditional romantic comedy. The story does not revolve around looking for true love, but around its loss, and despite her character, Celeste, standing on the verge of “acceptably annoying”, the movie is great fun and a love story in its own way, with this perfect couple who broke up but can not seem to let go permanently.

In the end of 2013 Rashida was under the spotlight of social media after a publication in her twitter:

“takeaway this week ‘s celeb news: she who comes closest to showing the actual inside of the vagina is her most popular #stopactinglikewhores (Rashida Jones in Twitter, 10.19.2013).

Apparently, as she explained, after a booster dose of Pop Culture with her sisters, with videoclips, blogs and Instagram, she concluded that poles, G-strings, tongue and lots of boobs were the common denominator of pop stars.

Rashida had one certainty: 2013 was the year of the “very Visible Vagina” and, Twitter seemed the right territory to share her anger and seek others who shared her opinion.

Reactions bursted, but not in the sense that R expected, and in no time, she was under fire accused of not respecting women’s sexuality, being anti-women, etc., with many to withdraw the view of that educated and intelligent actress they had of Rashida.

But is Rashida wrong? Perhaps the way she communicated wasn’t the best, but the content… no one can deny its veracity.

Every star interprets “sexy” the same way: lots of skin, lots of licking of teeth, lots of bending over. I find this oddly…boring. Can’t I just like a song without having to take an ultrasound tour of some pop star’s privates?” (in Glamour)

Rashida is also an American who doesn’t want to believe in the polarized society in which he lives:

“I look at where we’ve come to, and how much technology and advancement there is, and I can’t believe that we’re not this perfectly balanced, beautiful, peaceful society, where everybody is wearing white and the machines all run very quietly and everything is done really intelligently and sensitively. I’m shocked that we’re so deeply polarized, that there are people who want progress and they feel guilty for wanting progress, because it somehow seems un-American, because being American means staying ignorant and going backward.” (in believermag.com/)

Opinionative (yes, this exists), Rashida really strikes us as our Collective Imaginary Best friend: beautiful, friendly, with beautiful green eyes and a mouth that always carries a smile, and whose strong personality, wich shines through in her interviews, further enhances her magnetism.

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