• Hollywood Elsewhere •: "The ickiest and most ignoble promotion riding the coattails of Sundance '98? How about The Hottie and the Nottie (Regent, 2.8), a seemingly vulgar relationship farce (to go by the trailer) starring Paris Hilton, Joel Moore and Christine Lakin? Moore has always been hot for Hilton, makes a pitch, gets the come-hither (total fantasy), has to deal with Hilton's witch-ugly best friend (Lakin covered with grotesque 'ugly' makeup), etc. Obviously a pathetic Troma-type deal."
Update: Hollywood Elsewhere: "I've said over and over for years that movies like this are a major symbolic reason why Islamic fundamentalists despise Western culture and materialist values, and not without justification.
I have an idea that addresses this. In the same way that primitive South Sea cultures have been known to sacrifice a young girl to the Gods by throwing her into a volcano, we give Paris Hilton to Al Qeada. We deliver her, sedated, bound and blindfolded, to a location of their choosing and let them do whatever they want to her. It would be our way of saying, 'As far as Paris Hilton is concerned, we get where you're coming from. In fact, we sort of agree with you.'"
As for me, I watched the trailer. Paris is a cinch for an Oscar nom.