I started to write this article and Word quit on me twice in succession. While I was praying for it to right itself, and determined not to lose momentum, I went online to see if I could find the clip of Gal Gadot and Dwayne The Rock Johnson presenting tonight… and I was mesmerised. But confused. But not mad about it.
In all the still pictures of them, they are beaming. They look like good health and genial uncomplicated happiness. They look like an ad for what someone in the 1950s might have thought ‘Hollywood’ would look like in 2018. “Even bald men will be celebrities, and women will wear formal pants!”
The video of them arriving onstage though… I guess it was right after the opening so they didn’t want them to pass Seth in the wings? Why did they come from their seats? Why is she so out of breath?
Kicking it off with the first award of the night... @TheRock and Wonder Woman herself, @GalGadot, present Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made for TV. #GoldenGlobes pic.twitter.com/dzxqLeSVQ4— Golden Globe Awards (@goldenglobes) January 8, 2018
I don’t know. But again, could watch them forever. Will figure it out eventually after repeated viewings, even if there’s never more content to it than this. I don’t know why. It goes against everything I believe in, but it’s true. Don’t come tell me about some movie they’re going to be in, I don’t need it. Don’t try to tell me about the DC Universe. Just tell me why I love them so much.
It’s not sexual chemistry, either, although they’re obviously both sexy people. (Right now Lainey is mad at me for not writing about how hot they would be in a sex scene, but dude is still Maui in my eyes.) But I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the It Factor. I feel like the ‘indefinable quality’ thing makes people mad because if you can’t define it, then you can’t go get it or approximate it. But come on!
But then I’m confused again, because I had every intention of closing this piece with a ‘commercial break’ video of Gal Gadot earnestly devouring her dessert and looking around in disbelief that nobody else can see how delicious it is – and that video has disappeared. What witchcraft is this? How have these two made me scour Twitter for 17 minutes for something that may have been a fever dream?
I don’t get it. I’m not mad at it. But I want them not to do anything else, just stay there frozen in amber like this forever.
Thank you for your kind attention in this matter.