Monday, November 08, 2010

Happy Birthday Parker Posey

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at PhotobucketThe Queen of the Indies - born on this day in 1968 - had the privilege of portraying one of my favourite characters in contemporary fiction...

In Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City (1993) Posey played Connie Bradshaw, one of the most dynamic characters in the legendary series of novels, who goes from the quintessential good-time girl to a tragic figure of redemption almost in a broken heart-beat. Although she is a minor character, her actions reverberate through the story and touch me still; the single mention of her in this year's Michael Tolliver Lives reduced me to tears. (Not that there's any chore to that, me being all in touch with my feelings and that.)

There have been other impressive turns - Dazed and Confused (1993), The House of Yes (1997) A Mighty Wind (2003), and a hilarious run on Will & Grace - but it was as Connie Bradshaw that she wormed her way into my heart.

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Anonymous said...

Happy 43rd birthday to Parker!!! <3