The Art of the Chloë Sevigny Parody
Chloë Sevigny is an easy actress to hate. Throughout her career, the media has tried to sell her as a professional cool girl—someone who exists in a perpetual state of “over it” and makes you feel tragically unhip by comparison. Her acting has always been secondary to her indie ice queen persona, which is a shame because she’s actually pretty good at it. At this point though, it’s safe to say that she’s destined to be better-known for being herself rather than anyone she pretends to be onscreen.
Making fun of Sevigny and her downtown ‘It girl’ image may seem too obvious, but comedian Drew Droege has managed to do a brilliant job of it with his hilarious online incarnation of the actress. If you’re not familiar with his YouTube videos, I suggest starting with “Summer” and “Resolutions” and ending with the latest masterpiece, “Oscars”. It doesn’t matter if you’ve never heard Sevigny actually talk. Just imagine Droege is making fun of a pretentious hipster because it’s essentially the same thing.
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If you’ve been looking for a chance to say something then this very well could be it.
I wish to God I’d had a list like this when I was 23.
Answer phones better than anyone else has answered phones before. Relay messages so brilliant, they bring people to tears. Turn the coffee run into the choreography of Swan Lake. Become best friends with every intern and every underling and every taxi driver you encounter.
I remember taking the pen and notebook from that woman outside the courtroom, flipping to a clean page in the book, and writing, JESSICA IS SAD in big, bold, uncoordinated letters. “My sister is going to be a good writer someday! Look at how nice her lines are!”