Desperate Housewives and Sirk

Here's a line of thought that I'm working on. "Desperate Housewives" is what happens when soap opera collides into Douglas Sirk: older actresses in over-the-top moments, set in lavish surroundings that are disquieting in their seeming perfection. Like Sirk's films, "Desperate Housewives" speaks about the alienation of women and their categorisation into pre-assigned roles: the affair with John the gardener (Jesse Metcalfe) could have been straight from All That Heaven Allows, or Todd Haynes' Sirk homage Far From Heaven. There's melodrama, yes, but it's far from camp.

Hmm. Needs some fleshing out.


Anonymous said…
Desperate Housewives get LOST, ALIAS unknown! Oprah and the ladies of The View lead their escape on “Operation”.

April, 2005 – New York, New York

Oprah and the ladies of The View lead the way on “Operation”. Mission: cozy stylish comfort when enjoying a lounging day-in or sleep-in. High profile celebrities of ABC Primetime including: Teri Hatcher, Marcia Cross, and Eva Longoria, Jennifer Garner, Michael Vartan and Isabella Rossellini, Mathew Fox, and Ian Somerhalder need to escape the hectic Hollywood hustle for uninterrupted “just for me” time. These Olympic athletes of the celebrity scene negotiate non-stop a publicity triathlon that accompanies being on hit shows ALIAS, Desperate Housewives, and LOST. After giving it all on the set, magazine, news, and TV interviews subside only for A-list parties, award galas and fundraisers leaving stars like James Denton of Desperate Housewives(ABC), Jennifer Garner of ALIAS(ABC), and Evangeline Lily of LOST(ABC), craving down time to refuel - Desperate to get LOST, ALIAS unknown!

Wisteria Lane's recent celebrity resident: Oprah Winfrey along with the ladies of The View (ABC Daytime) has launched “Operations” as they share the perfect stop for those incognito getaways we all long for. Ultra busy Winfrey, the perfect public figure to have as a sugar-loaning neighbor (* according to a recent survey), along with those hardworking ladies of The View (ABC Daytime) know the place for comfy-stylish PJ’s, bath robes, nighties, slippersocks and more.

After a long day, during a “do not disturb moment”, or a “Desperately needed LOST, ALIAS unknown!” excursion, is where you find luxury sleepwear brands like: Tepper Jackson, Threadcountzzz, Nick & Nora, PJ Salvage and other comfort apparel. During “Operation” America’s #1 neighbor recently informed readers of Oprah Magazine about (issue/date), followed by ladies of The View spreading the word to their loyal viewers of the live ABC Daytime weekday hit on Monday, April 1st, 2005.

The Ladies of The View and Winfrey know where to find Wisteria Lane cohorts like Lynette, Bree and super hunks: Mike Delfino, Carlos and John, friends Sydney Bristow and agent Vaughn (ALIAS, ABC), even LOST(ABC) pen pals Kate, Boone, and Jack while off the grid. Thanks to who recently provided customized gift sets for actors of Desperate Housewives, ALIAS, and LOST, mission accomplished! Actors of ALIAS, Desperate Housewives, and LOST can now go incognito in style and comfort.

This Gift Bags by Sasa featuring the customized items and additional goodies from recording artist Mudville, unique jewelry from artist: Jennifer Gerlach, fun novelties from Whimsic Alley (the Harry Potter Store), Tony & Tina Cosmetics, Cool'eh Magazine, the new culture and social commentary magazine, and more.

(see all items provide to cast of the ABC hit shows above at: ):

To the stars of ABC hit shows ALIAS, Desperate Housewives, and LOST, proudly presented our dreamy jammies and cute & comfy robes and slippers to the stars of The Desperate women such as Teri Hatcher, Marcia Cross, and Eva Longoria received hot and trendy Tepper Jackson Izzy Stripe, Hourglass, and Shadow Flower pajamas embroidered with “I'm a desperate housewife.” They also received absolutely dreamy Cashmiracle robes with matching embroidery and Karen Neuburger slipper socks to match! The Desperate men of the group such as Steve Culp, James Denton, and Richardo Antonio Chavira also received amazingly comfortable Cashmiracle robes as well as luxurious Threadcountzzz pajamas, the highest thread count PJs on the market, all embroidered with, “I love desperate housewives!”

Alias stars Jennifer Garner and Michael Vartan and company received Tepper Jackson Izzy Stripe, and awesome Bedhead Silver Denim pajamas embroidered with, “I know who I am!” They also received a soft and comfy Cashmiracle robes embroidered with the same cute quip.

The stars of Lost such as Mathew Fox, and Ian Somerhalder received an always comfy pair of Nick & Nora® Snow Globes, and PJ Salvage Fireside prints! The women of the cast such as Evangeline Lily received a pair of PJ Salvage Zebra with matching PJ Salvage Zebra Thong Slippers! These Jammies were also specially embroidered with, “Lost & Lovin' It” Now you too can sleep soundly in the same jammies as your favorite celebrities! Pick from any of these amazing prints below! Don't wait to get your very own star-crossed sleepwear today!

* The survey, conducted by Opinion Research Corporation February 2-5, 2005, polled 1,000 adult Americans by telephone.


CoolConsumer April 2005 Main Page
Anonymous said…
anyone actually talking about housewives?? show is fun, but they also have all their faces now over on where you can tweak them - even more fun.
Anonymous said…
show is fun, but they also have all their faces now over on where you can tweak them - even more fun.

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