I’m sorry. I should post more photos of Dawn O’Porter and Chris O’Dowd. Because we love them. Don’t we love them? Here they are today in London at the launch of her book Paper Aeroplanes. I’m attaching the synopsis, mostly for Duana, because I guarantee you as soon as she reads it, she’ll be ordering it:
I just can't imagine me without you... It's the mid-1990s, and fifteen year-old Guernsey schoolgirls, Renée and Flo, are not really meant to be friends. Thoughtful, introspective and studious Flo couldn't be more different to ambitious, extroverted and sexually curious Renée. But Renée and Flo are united by loneliness and their dysfunctional families, and an intense bond is formed. Although there are obstacles to their friendship (namely Flo's jealous ex-best friend and Renée's growing infatuation with Flo's brother), fifteen is an age where anything can happen, where life stretches out before you, and when every betrayal feels like the end of the world. For Renée and Flo it is the time of their lives. With graphic content and some scenes of a sexual nature, PAPER AEROPLANES is a gritty, poignant, often laugh-out-loud funny and powerful novel. It is an unforgettable snapshot of small-town adolescence and the heart-stopping power of female friendship.
15 year old girls? Best friends? In Guernsey? Duana’s gone now, for the next two hours.
Anyway, you don’t need me to tell you why the O’Porter-O’Dowds are so awesome. But click here and here for reminders. When I reported on their wedding, the title of that article happened to be “Imagine if this was Brange?” Conveniently, we do have a Dawn + Chris + Brad Pitt story...
He told it to Letterman this week. It’s hilarious. And it will make you love Dawn even more. Both of them. Then, wait for the Bradley Cooper story. That too.