Say it ain't so. Is my Slut From The Valley hanging up her lingerie for a vodka bottle? In a revealing new interview with TV Guide Magazine's Michael Logan, Katherine Kelly Lang once again speaks out about being okay with Brooke Logan giving up her wanton ways on The Bold and the Beautiful.
The majority of the chat focuses on Brooke's new alcoholism storyline (which I hate), but near the end, Lang all but says she thinks it's time to for Brooke to stop being the eternal sex kitten. Here's an excerpt:
How is your own ego handling all of this?
[Laughs] Much better than Brooke's. I say, "Bring it on!" There comes a point where this femme fatale thing starts to look a little silly and pathetic. You're like, "Honey, c'mon!" We all need to face reality and age gracefully.
I don't know how I feel about that stance. Joan Collins was in her 50's at the height of Dynasty when Alexis Morrell Carrington Colby Dexter Rowan was screwing her way through the bedrooms and boardrooms of Denver, Colorado. Why can't Brooke Logan do the same?
On the other hand, I did cringe at some of the latter day attempts to keep Erica Kane (Susan Lucci) Forever 21 on All My Children. The Ryan Lavery (Cameron Mathison) tryst, anyone? Can't there be a happy medium?
I'm okay with Brooke no longer resorting to tricking Ridge (Thorsten Kaye) into saunas to prove their "destiny", but why can't a beautiful, powerful woman of a certain age simply screw for sport for a change? Men do it all the time.
Brooke should take a page from Sex and The City's Samantha Jones. She held her liquor and her men by the balls.
Brooke is often called a slut, but if you think about it, she's more of a serial monogamist who falls in love insanely easy and often. What if, instead of seeing sex as something between two people who are "meant to be" all the time, Brooke simply takes on a much younger lover for no-strings-fun and maintenance purposes? Paging Carter (Lawrence Saint-Victor).
I guess I'll just have to sit back and endure Brooke's poor-me drunk routine until it concludes. I really hope Brad Bell's next arc for her is something centered on a glamorous new business venture and/or power play. Nothing is more depressing for this superfan of the World's Most-Watched Soap Opera Sex Goddess, than to see her become a sloppy, pathetic drunkard over lost dick.