Friday, November 28, 2014
Where Journalism Imitates Art: Amazing Amy, a Vogue Cover, and Gone Girl
I remember recoiling a bit at the opening words--"Tra and la!"--finding them annoyingly perky and jaunty. I immediately imagined the actress Amy Adams, based on her work in Junebug, for instance, of being capable of uttering them without any hint of irony. Would Amy A play Amy D?
And then, this month, Amy Adams turned up on the cover of Vogue with the accompanying headline AMAZING AMY. I may have looked bemused for a moment because, as readers of Gone Girl will know, Amy D's parents write a series of YA novels about Amazing Amy, an idealized version of their own dear but imperfect daughter.