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Feedback: Sept. 23, 2011

Lots of love for Sarah Michelle Gellar, movies so bad they’re good, and more

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She’s Back!
Total girl crush on Sarah Michelle Gellar. I can’t think of anyone better to put on your cover.
Tanya Constantino
Toluca Lake, Calif.

I’ve waited years for Sarah Michelle Gellar to return to TV, and to grace your cover again. I was so excited that one copy wasn’t enough. So I took another from the waiting room at my job.
Vincent Parisi Jr.
Staten Island, N.Y.

How could you not mention that Sarah Michelle Gellar’s is the first playable female character in the incredibly popular Call of Duty videogames? That’s an accomplishment far cooler than her Buffy success.
Kathy Beck
Los Angeles

So Bad They’re Good
When EW confessed which ”Bad Films We Can’t Stop Watching,” we opened the floodgates. You shared our affection for certain cinematic disasters, and reminded us of train wrecks even we wouldn’t admit to loving.

Jawbreaker (1999)
Okay, EW, you caught me. I thought that watching Jawbreaker was my secret! That movie is like a car accident; you just can’t turn away. And because of that, actress Judy Greer will forever be Fern!
Diane Blumenthal
Silver Spring, Md.

Teen Witch (1989)
I loved your piece on ”Bad Films We Can’t Stop Watching,” especially Masters of the Universe, but here are a few you missed: Who’s That Girl, The Monster Squad, and last but certainly not least, Teen Witch. I dare you to TOP THAT!
Gerson Rapoport

Labyrinth (1986)
Remember Labyrinth? With David Bowie and his pants and crystal balls? I believe it needs more appreciation. Personally, I could watch it over and over. And sing along to all of the songs.
Caroline Clutterbuck
Granville, Ohio

Gymkata (1985)
This has been a topic with friends and family for years. In my world there are clear ”winners” — Corvette Summer, Breakin’ and Breakin’ 2 : Electric Boogaloo. But the best may be Gymkata. These films are Hollywood gold.
Brent Pakkala
Sauk Rapids, Minn.

Now Hair This
I would love to know how old Mark Harris is. He obviously did not live in the 1960s! In his column, he criticized The Help‘s hairstyles, especially Skeeter’s, which he thought looked too modern. Well, Mr. Harris, back then naturally curly hair frizzed up in the summer humidity. If you couldn’t afford the processes to make it straight, that’s how you looked!
Lois Rathwell-Love
Wellington, Ohio

Mark Harris responds…
To the many readers who brought this up: I didn’t object to the fact that Skeeter’s hair was naturally curly. I objected to the fact that it was unnaturally curly, with perfect highlights, in a style that would cost about $400 to achieve in a salon.

Keeping Score
Breaking Bad is a ”Summer Loser”? The show is averaging 1.9 million viewers a week. Those aren’t Mad Men numbers, but the series still gets consistent positive reviews. Don’t forget you named it the 2010 show of the year.
Matthew Rainstein
East Amherst, N.Y.

I was surprised you didn’t put Britney Spears on your ”Summer Winners” list. Spears never seems to get any credit, even after a well-reviewed album, some of the summer’s best songs, and a successful tour. She may not sell out every night, but she can still pack an arena. Not bad for someone the media thought would be a one-hit wonder all those years ago.
Catherine Byrd
Tallmadge, Ohio

Will Power
I loved your interview with Will Forte, the most underrated SNL cast member ever. His bits never fail to make me spit out whatever food is in my mouth as I laugh uproariously. Here’s to SNL releasing a ”Best of Will Forte” DVD.
Bonnie Sizer
Boulder, Colo.

On your Sept. 2 Feedback page, you took a letter from me about Alice Childress’ novel Like One of the Family: Conversations From a Domestic’s Life and tied it to the headline ”If You Love The Help…” However, my support of Ms. Childress’ work was not to be construed as support for Kathryn Stockett’s novel. I cannot tell you how offensive some black people found the novel. More to the point, how offensive it was to see a white woman make loads of money off our struggles while good books by great black writers are ignored.
Courtney R. Johnson
Silver Spring, Md.