There’s a wonderful sight gag in Postcards from the Edge, the movie based on the novel based on Carrie Fisher’s life. The Fisher character, just released from drug rehab, is in the kitchen having an argument with her mother. Personifying her cleaner-than-thou attitude, the mother is making herself a smoothie, filling the blender with the healthiest fruit and veggies you can imagine.
And just before hitting the go button, blink and you’ll miss it, she adds a generous splash of vodka.
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That’s it, right there — the kind of societal hypocrisy that Fisher noted and skewered throughout her life, hilariouslySure, I have drug problems, she said. I self-medicate, and I’m not alone. Read more…
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