I have had a girl crush on Mary Stuart Masterson ever since, well, I was old enough to have a girl crush. I wore out my VHS copy of Some Kind of Wonderful as a teenager, saved my money from working at Whataburger to buy a drum kit, and painted it pink. I then found I keep better rhythm typing than banging. We are all better off.
My heart pounded when I found out she would be at the showing of The Cake Eaters, which she directed. It is the story of a terminally ill 15-year-old girl named Georgia, who wants to explore her sexuality with a boy that works in her school cafeteria. His name is Beagle. What a dog this boy is…. just kidding. He is actually too nice of a boy really.
So did I mention that I absolutely love Mary Stuart Masterson? It was all I could do during the Q & A session to not ask her where she got those fabulous shoes!
Oh, yes the movie…. Georgia is stricken with FA (http://www.mdausa.org/disease/fa.html), a disease that limits her ability to walk. The story moved a little slow for me, but the characterization was excellent and the acting was incredible with Bruce Dern anchoring the cast.
Which brings me back to girl crushes, because I have to admit I have also had one on Laura Dern for as long as I can remember. If I could invite four people to dinner, it would be Mary Stuart Masterson, Laura Dern, Jessica Lange and Ann-Margaret. Girl crush Heaven.