Everything above the neck looks fabulous; totally regal and grande dame in a way that only a gal who’s earned the title can rock it. And we like the idea of a metallic gold gown on Mary Louise. It’s just glamorous enough, but it’s got a maturity to it that prevents it from looking frivolous in a way that doesn’t suit her. But we can’t deny, this basically looks like a belted swatch of gold fabric. It’s got about as flattering as a bathrobe. And we’re sorry, Mary Louise, we love you and we promise we’ll get over our conflicted feelings regarding your win (Pro: Queen of the American Cinema and too long between wins. Con: Fucking Viola, dammit.), but we CANNOT sign off on those “casino bus trip” geriatric shoes you’re sporting.
Like her win for Best Actress (which prompted the biggest gay gasp either of us ever gay-gasped), we want to like this dress more than we actually like it.