Sunday, December 2, 2007

This Is the Girl

While at work, I had to look up somebody's filmography on IMDb. One thing led to another and I stumbled onto the cast listing for that awful Lindsay Lohan movie, I Know Who Killed Me. Scrolling down the names — more out of mean-spirited curiosity for who else had their fingerprints on this train wreck than anything else — I saw one named that struck me as familiar: Bonnie Aarons. I couldn't place why, but I was sure I remembered seeing something that Bonnie Aarons appeared in. When I clicked on her profile, I saw her face. It was this face:

Again, she looked vaguely familiar, though something about her face disturbed me on a fundamental level. In fact, when the image loaded and popped onto the screen, I felt a little startled to see her. I couldn't put my finger on it, however, until I scrolled down a bit and saw what had made her known to me.

What was it?

Well, she's been in a good handful of movies most people would know of: both Princess Diaries films, for example, as well as Exit to Eden and Wristcutters: A Love Story, which just came out. But one role stands out. And I'm wagering that readers of this blog would recognize her most easily from this one role. For maximum effect, I'm making the image of her in this role open in its own page. When you click this link to her image, I'm hoping, you'll have a similar reaction to the one I did when I first saw her.

I'm including an explanation in the first comment of this post for those of you left scratching your head.


  1. Bonnie Aarons played a bum in one of my favorite movies, Mulholland Drive. She appears little in the movie, but her scenes are memorable in that her character is one of the most repulsive I've ever seen in the movie. When the bum first shows up, in fact, his visage is so monstrous that the man who first sees it immediately drops dead. (Yes, the bum is male, even though Aarons is a woman. I have no idea why Lynch would have wanted a woman for the role.) This film did little to solve the already mighty fear of bums I have. "I hope I never see that face, ever, outside of a dream."

  2. wow. as if she even needed to play such a disturbing role. the woman, even with a professional makeup artist, hairstylist, lighting, and photographer, looks like a skull with its eyeballs still intact.

    i hope I never see that face outside of a dream either.

  3. I've been subjected to Rick Roll, Goatse, Lemon Party, and 2 Girls 1 cup. I can say without hyperbole that my reaction at the image after the link was a million times more surprised and amused than it was at all those memes put together. Thanks, Drew.