Love at the center

I somehow missed National Cleavage Day, which turned out to be yesterday, coincidentally (I suppose) the day I found this promotional picture on the back cover of Entertainment Weekly:

Jennifer Love Hewitt in The Client List

Now the first time around, which would have been 2010, The Client List was a Lifetime Original Movie, based loosely on the story of a Texas housewife who turned a few tricks on the side to make ends meet; it went over well enough that they decided to turn it into a series, with J. Love once again starring, though this time her character is named Riley Parks rather than Samantha Horton. (Also from the original cast: Cybill Shepherd as Riley, or Samantha’s, mom.)

Interestingly, there’s an online petition opposing the series:

The Client List is a series that perpetuates the misconception that Massage Therapy includes inappropriate sexual contact. Massage Therapists are trained healthcare professionals and in most states are licensed and regulated by state medical boards. They adhere to a code of ethics and in some cases are under higher ethical standards than other healthcare professionals — because of these very same misconceptions. Many therapists are now working in doctor’s offices and hospitals and providing valuable therapeutic services. The Client List is a huge step backwards.

Ay, there’s the rub.

3 comments

  1. McGehee »

    31 March 2012 · 4:23 pm

    National Cleavage Day?

    Of all the topics on which to think small…

  2. Donna B. »

    31 March 2012 · 4:34 pm

    Cleavage. At least I’ve still got that.

  3. CGHill »

    31 March 2012 · 4:39 pm

    A Twitter follower noted, perhaps sadly, perhaps not, that she had nothing to offer for that particular, um, holiday. I pointed out that historically, I paid more attention to hemlines than to necklines, and she seemed content with that.

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