I don't want to be too mean. When I say that I'm not fond of her, that's not entirely true. Her figure during her more "rubenesque" days doesn't appeal to me and her lackluster performances during the '80s are certainly annoying and somewhat sad, but I do respect her as a person. She has contributed quite a lot to the horror and exploitation genres, giving us films like Hell Night (1981), Chained Heat (1983), Savage Streets (1984), Red Heat (1985) and Savage Island (1985). Sure, they're pretty terrible but they're entertaining. But I respect her most for her dedication to animal rights and her humanitarian work. She's a vegan and not only does she support organizations like PETA and Feed the Children, she has her own charity called the Linda Blair WorldHeart Foundation which helps rescue abused and neglected animals.
She still does occasional TV work, sometimes to promote animal rights like when she was on "Pit Boss" with Shorty Rossi who developed a cigar with master blender A.J. Fernandez called the Diesel Shorty which is freakin' awesome and which I'd be smoking later today if it wasn't so goddamn cold, windy and rainy.
In conclusion, if you get the chance, try the Diesel Shorty because it is a damn fine cigar.
|Linda Blair also had a two year "friendship" with Rick James. Spooky stuff.|