Jane Fonda, Poor Lady?

Jane Fonda was in the news recently for saying the “c” word during an interview on network morning television. (good morning, Mr. Nielsen, would you like anything in your coffee?)


Here’s a partial transcript of the exchange:

[Warning: not safe for the sane]

    MEREDITH VIEIRA: I know when it started there were some A-list celebrities who came out to help you, but Jane, you at first were not a big fan of the play. So what turned you around?

    JANE FONDA: Well, it wasn’t that I wasn’t a big fan. I hadn’t seen the play. I live in Georgia, okay? I was asked to do a monologue called “cunt.” and I said “I don’t think so, I got enough problems.”

Being me, I don’t care that Jane Fonda said what she said in this context. She was just doing her job, keeping her brand alive. The play they were discussing is called The Vagina Monologues, and it is a sexually graphic play. I have no problem accepting her take on events — that the play’s producers or whoever approached her and used sexually graphic language during their pitch to obtain her participation.

But, I don’t get her thing about “I live in Georgia, okay?” followed by “…I got enough problems.”

Eh? Is Jane broke? Can’t she afford to move out of Georgia, if she has so many problems living there?


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