I should preface this post by professing my unlikely obsession with Hilary Duff, whose cheesy movies were the perfect end-of-day unwind during my formative adolescent years, along with a girl-crush admiration for her bangin’ bod, that is just curvy enough for my liking. As for her public image, she has yet to find her post-teen niche, which might soon change with her new music. Duff release an acoustic rendition of “Tattoo,” which about getting burned and not feeling appreciated in a relationship, and the marks you get left with at the end,” according to her conversation with Vulture. Th song is good, her voice is good, and I enjoy the pared-back approach. Watch below.
If you know The Dishmaster, then you know I have a very select amount of girl crushes. And Hilary Duff has been on the list for years. She’s curvy and beautiful, and when the paparazzi snapped some post-baby pics of her body, my girl-crush affection increased drastically. Given that revelation, you can imagine my shock to discover the public attacked her weight, at which point Hilary Duff rightfully responded with, “Say it to me face,” and, “The weight doesn’t fall off overnight.” It’s absolutely astounding how horrible people can be, and considering that most of the country is obese, my guess is that her online critics are probably not in a position to criticize. And furthermore, Hilary Duff is one hot mamma.
Since Hilary Duff stopped making her cutesy movies, there has a been a giant void in tweenie land. Miley Cyrus made a feeble attempt to fill the void, by parlaying the successful Hannah Montana television show into films. But Hannah Montana was the beginning and end of her tweenie films. She never came close to duplicating Duff’s resume, with Raise Your Voice; A Perfect Man; and A Cinderella Story as just a few examples of Duff’s work. Plus, she started wearing leotards and dancing around like a slut — which is another thing Duff never did. Zac Efron also entered tweenie territory with the very enjoyable, underrated film, 17 Again, but he quickly changed pace with Charlie St. Cloud, to avoid being type cast in one particular role. Only time will tell if that was a smart decision. Hilary Duff never quite transitioned into more grown-up roles, after she outgrew her young fan base. So perhaps Efron took that as an example. But I still want a new tweenie-bopper to make the films I love to see. And in case you are wondering, I am an adult — which might make this post slightly creepy.