Ed. Note: Greg’s piece was written before Kunis killed the rumor (see below) that she might back out of Sgt. Scott Moore’s invitation.
So I love Mila Kunis for two very good reasons.
First off: she accepted the invitation by a young soldier to attend the Marines Ball – and I hope she still plans on going.
But even more, I love her for what she said in a recent GQ interview, while promoting her new flick, called “Friends With Benefits.”
The interviewer asked her if she’d ever been in one of those relationships, herself.
She answered, quote:
Oy. I haven’t, but I can give you my stance on it: It’s like communism-good in theory, in execution it fails. Friends of mine have done it, and it never ends well. Why do people put themselves through that torture?
And so, in just a few sentences, Kunis proved she’s smarter than just about every major movie star combined.
She was able to deflate one common cultural assumption propagated by Hollywood – that casual sex is harmless – while also dismissing a deadly ideology that garners glowing depictions on big screens everywhere.
That puts her head and shoulders above any of the more common Hollywood intellectuals – the type of clowns you see parading their Chomsky books at the local Starbucks.
(I’m talking to you Matt Damon).
Anyway, maybe it’s because she’s Ukrainian, and therefore understands how important a free market and a moral compass is.
That place was under the thumb of a system that rejected both.
Or she could just be really smart.
Either way, that’s why I like her.
It’s not cuz she’s hot.
Not at all.
And if you disagree with me, you’re a racist homophobe.
Andrew WK, Mahsa, and Bob Beckel. It gets out of control. In a good way.