Everdeen possibilities

Reportedly, Jennifer Lawrence is having trouble getting dates, and Francis W. Porretto suggests some reasons why:

Quite a lot of “regular” men would never dare to approach a major star like Jennifer Lawrence. Unfortunately, the overwhelming majority of the men in her “peer group” — i.e., other celebrities — are users and untrustworthy philandering assholes with vacuum for brains. Fame can do that to you.

Still to be determined: whether showbiz makes assholes of people, or if assholes are somehow drawn to showbiz.

A good man will have a career of his own. How many such would be willing to abandon their careers for a shot at the affections of a celebrity? Celebrities are notoriously flighty, which is part of the reason most celebrity romances are brief and go down in flames. That’s what made Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward so noteworthy.

See also Swift, T.: “So it’s gonna be forever / Or it’s gonna go down in flames.”

Then there’s the admittedly atypical example of Carl Dean, who runs an asphalt-paving operation in Nashville; he’s been married to Dolly Parton since May 1966. Then again, Dolly was still a long way from superstardom in May 1966. Maybe that’s the trick for the J-Laws out there: fall in love before you get your Entertainment Weekly cover.


  1. Bill Peschel »

    1 May 2016 · 2:01 pm

    “Let’s be real. Hardly a day goes by when we don’t (at least at some point) think about how much we want to be (or just be best friends with) Jennifer Lawrence.”

    Reading celebrity journalism like this is painful. Think how much more painful it must be to write this.

    I supposed another obstacle in J.L.’s way is that she was willing to have an affair with her married director. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, but in the real world, you find out about a woman’s mistakes after you’re in a relationship, not before.

    If you can get beyond that, there’s also the difficulty in scheduling. It’s hard enough having a relationship in which you don’t see each other for most of the day. Imagine spending months on a film shoot a couple times a year.

  2. CGHill »

    1 May 2016 · 2:08 pm

    I always suspected that anyone attached to me would want as minimal a tether as possible.

  3. ETat »

    1 May 2016 · 2:46 pm

    Funny thing: just a few days ago when on trade seminar in Quebec, I was chatting with fellow architects on our way to the next “event”; conversation touched to married couples who are in business together. All those “husband is the architect, wife – business relations and marketing” firms. Or “she is the official “woman-owned-busines”, to get the government contracts, he works for the firm as design director”. How difficult it must be to see each other 24/7! And what if you disagreed on business matters, you have nobody waiting at home to complain to!
    Then we turned to a general “balance”…amazing, how wide are people’s ideas on THAT topic

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