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Thursday, March 5, 2015

Susan Sarandon

A NY Post article this morning detailed how actress Susan Sarandon, 68, had broken up with her boyfriend of five years, Jonathan Bricklin, 37, over conflicts about a reality show they were appearing in.

Sarandon is a longtime liberal activist. She was a "sandalista" in Nicaragua in the 1980's. After the 2004 election of George W. Bush, she called for monitoring of US elections by international entities. She has spoken to anti-Scott Walker protesters in Wisconsin, and Occupy Wall Street protesters. She has been a supporter of Emily's List and Code Pink. And she called Pope Benedict XVI a "Nazi."

In an interview with Hello Magazine this past October, Sarandon said, in reference to her much younger boyfriend, “It’s the soul of a person that interests me. When you are in love, the questions of age, sex, color no longer hold any importance.”

Wikipedia lists the following significant others in Sarandon's life:

Chris Sarandon (from The Princess Bride):

Louis Malle:

David Bowie:

Franco Amurri:

Tim Robbins:

and Jonathan Bricklin:

When Sarandon took up with Bricklin, age was certainly overlooked. But sex and color do seem to matter to her; all of her significant others have been white males.

Nothing wrong with that, of course. We all have a type that we're attracted to. But if that's the case, why make an airy pronouncement denying it? Why lie?

And why try to justify one's attraction by invoking a "soul?" Our souls are supposed to be eternal -- but relationships predicated on such ethereal concepts tend to be short-lived.

It's hard not to see a parallel between Sarandon's lack of honesty about her personal life and her limousine liberalism.


Anonymous said...

he has gay face. like that author who married a gay guy. stella got her groove back?

John Craig said...

Anon --
He sorta does, but I don't think he is. Sarandon has no need for a beard, and doesn't strike me as the tie to get into a relationship with a gay guy. She doesn't seem to go for macho bruisers, either, but you wouldn't expect one of the stars of Thelma and Louise to want to be dominated.

Steven said...

David Bowie is gay.

I find her somewhat attractive, which is unusual given her age but there you go. Maybe the suggestion of her doing a younger guy sexualises her. Plus there's the boobs.

Anonymous said...

au contraite. she used to enjou having david bowie lightly hit her, ala 50 shades. it was a kinda sorta scandal back in the day.

somehow sarandon seems very tawdry and childish now that i know of this. reminds me of the old british women who go to africa to sleep with 20 year old men... and get swindled.

John Craig said...

Steven --
She was beautiful when younger, and maintained it quite well for a long time.

I think Bowie was supposed to be bisexual. He's had that beautiful Somali wife for a long time.

John Craig said...

Anon --
Interesting. I guess she goes for effeminate "bruisers." I hadn't heard about that.

Sarandon never struck me as tawdry, even when she turned into a cougar. it's really her die-hard liberalism which gets to me, and somehow the "interested in a person's soul" comment encapsulizes that for me.