Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Horror Hotties: Linda Blair

Fuck, why not.  It's almost Halloween so bring on the naked pictures of Regan!  If you've read this other post then you know that I'm not particularly fond of the woman, but she did star in one of the most popular horror films of all time and a lot of other guys and probably some gals think she's hot.  I thought she was outstanding in The Exorcist and decent in Exorcist II: The Heretic, a movie that sucked but in which she looked pretty good.  But then she seemed to get all plump and bitchy which seems to be a paradox.  Aren't plump people supposed to be jolly?  But anyway, she sharted (I meant to type "started" but accidentally typed "sharted" and then I laughed so I'm leaving it) appearing in shitty B-movies, not really acting in them, but rather just kind of being there, saying her lines and probably wondering about the catering service and whether the donuts were jelly-filled or just cake.  So about this time I guess she needed money to put food in her belly and cocaine up her nose so she started posing nude for men's magazines like Playboy, which is where most of these pictures come from.

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.