I have a very important update for this week. Now, lots and lots and LOTS of you have been sending me messages asking me to feature Matt Damon and Ben Affleck as Boyfriends. And all along I've been thinking, hmmmm, maybe I will, but first I really think I ought to see that movie everyone's been talking about, "Good Will Hunting." Right now I feel pretty neutral about them, but I hear once I see that movie, I will be so crazy for them I'll forget Ben made that Dean Koontz movie completely and not notice that Matt looks just like an ex-boyfriend of mine (the two things previously casting doubt upon their potential Boyfriend-ness).
Okay, so, I rented the damn movie, finally. And, I really hate to say this because I usually don't like to offend people and I know a ZILLION people loved it, but I didn't really think it was that great. Sorry! God, I'm so sorry! It wasn't that unique, first of all. Each little plot aspect reminded me of another movie I've seen.
Now, I'm not saying "Good Will Hunting" is a rip-off. But I can't for the life of me figure out why it made people so nuts. Best Screenplay? It wasn't even that original! And before you all start emailing me messages that say "NOTHING hasn't been done before," let me just say now, for the record, that you're wrong. I had never ever before seen sea monsters take over a luxery liner before "Deep Rising." So there!
That's a joke, kids. I do appreciate fine film when it comes my way. But I was a victim of hype -- I expected "Good Will Hunting" to blow my socks off and instead it just made me chuckle in placees. I didn't even get weepy at the end; I had the end figured out as soon as it turned out Minnie had money. SEEN IT!
Plus, Ben isn't that cute and Matt still reminds me of an ex. Give me time to adjust. I'll come around.
This week's Boyfriend, however, is a tribute to the reader who sent me the suggestion. His name is Stewart Finlay-McLennan and no, you've never seen him before. Unless you are weird like she is (and I am) and you can't stop watching that darn "Christy" show (in re-runs on PAX TV now) even though it really sucks.
It's practically the only thing he's been in, aside from a new movie coming out of Puerto Rico, of all places, that looks like it's going to be a military-invasion-type thing. It will suck. Guaranteed. Because Stewart is no army guy -- he's a romantic lead. Born to do kissing scenes and long monologues (can't get enough of that accent!) and that's it!
On the show, and I'm by no means recommending the show unless you loved "Little House on the Prarie" or read the "Christy" novel and just want to be reminded of it over and over -- on the show, he plays Dr. Neil McNeil, resident medical expert. His wife is dead (in the book) and he's got the hots (but he's subtle; it's a family show) for Christy, the fish-outta-water teacher. There's not nearly enough kissing to make me happy, but I do like it when his eyes crinkle. And they do that a lot.
I've been thinking about making him a Boyfriend for awhile, but I never knew what his name was and I never remembered to write it down when I saw it. Plus, you guys would NEVER know who he was, right? Wrong! One of you knows EXACTLY what I'm talking about and it's because of her I got his name down and was able to hunt up this OH MY GOD AMAZING photo of him. I was flipping through a Christy web site and thinking, jeez, all these pictures really suck, until I came across this one. And then I smiled a huge dorky Ma-I-think-I'm-in-love smile and pressed down that right mouse button. And now here we are. And there he is. And boy, I'm really happy about it.
Again, thanks, reader! It was nice to have a good response since I've been getting some mail lately that says things like "Clint Eastwood Sucks!" (watch out, pal, I know where you live) and "Get a better boyfriend list!" The worst messages, though, and I apologize again to the ZILLIONS who will disagree, are the ones that say "We want Leo!"
For the record, Leonardo DiCaprio will NEVER appear on this website.
MacGyver Factor Score: 97.5% God, he's cute. Why aren't more people drooling over this man? And why can't I find out if he's married or not? Is that some kind of big secret or something? Someone find out for me! Fabulous prizes for the first viewer to send me a web site URL with evidence of Stew's marital status. Seriously. Send me the URL and your snail-mail address, and you will receive gifts! Even more fabulous prizes if he turns out to be married and you manage to break them up and secure me a date! Seriously!
UPDATE! The answer has been found. HE'S MARRIED!! Crud. Click here to see the proof!