I want to be Kathy Griffin, Bethany Frankel or Sue Sylvester when I grow up. Their lightening-quick wit, their shameless self promotion, what’s not to love?
Gotta love a tough chick.
Sure, I’m pretty certain Sue could take the Glee kids out behind the bleachers and open a can of good ol’ fashioned butt whooping, but that’s not what I mean. I’m talking mental toughness. Don’t sleep on Kathy Griffin. She may seem like a pint sized leprechaun who’s made a living out of telling jokes about celebrities, but she’s no joke. When it comes down to it, she works her booty off. There no gig that she’s too good for. When she sets a goal for herself, she goes after it whole heartedly. Let’s not forget that she’s a two time Emmy winner, and she’s also a two time Grammy nominee. As for Bethany, she’s been able to use “reality” to propel her brand. I mean for the love of God, she ws working during her wedding day. And Sue, while she makes life hell for those poor hardworking Glee kids, she works her tushy off with her beloved Cheerios.
Got tact – not so much.
But you’ve got to love the brutal honesty. Foot in the mouth syndrome anyone? I often suffer from this affliction myself. But let’s be honest, these women say things that many of us are thinking and wish we had the guts to say. Let’s me be real – I might love me some Matt Morrison (Will Shuster), but I do have some fundamental issues with a guy who’s got a better head of hair than I do. Sue tells it like it is. She’s unapologetic and she’s direct. It’s refreshing. As for Bethany, she’s not even safe from her own brand of honesty. We’ve all seen Kathy Griffin in all her awesomeness. Nothing is sacred. No one is safe. Not even Jesus. But one thing’s for sure, they’re honest.
Hearts of Gold.
It’s doesn’t take a PhD in Psychology to tell you these badass women use their well crafted armor to protect themselves from getting hurt. Like a porcupine, their verbal jabs are designed to protect the inner soft core. When it comes down to it, each of these women love deeply and will fight to protect those they care about. Yes, even Sue. I don’t want to ruin the end of Season one for any of you who haven’t seen it yet, but Sue comes through for those kids.
As writers we’re always looking to improve our characters. Somehow the great writers always manage to braid these characteristics into characters we love. If you could combine any three people and characteristics for an ideal character, who and what would they be?
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