Mangia

There’s so little that brings smiles to our faces this year, but when I stumbled on this old photo I couldn’t help but grin and chuckle. Four things I love in one shot: Benicio Del Toro (an excellent actor), Parker Posey (my ‘90s indie movie queen), Italian food (my roots and my lifeblood), and Parker Posey climaxing while eating Italian food.

Wait—what?!?

She’s goofing in this picture, for sure, but a great Italian meal could certainly make Parker or anyone else reach a state of ecstasy. That’s just a fact and we Italians know it. I’ve seen it happen. Food and sex have been intertwined for millennia, after all.

This delightful date night photo, by Mark Seliger from 1995, reminds me of a few things. First, Benicio and Parker will always be linked hard to ’90s cinema for me, and in a good way. Parker’s performances in films like Party Girl, Kicking and Screaming, and Dazed and Confused were Generation X touchstones. She was pure charisma.

And her performance here, in this Italian ristorante photo shoot, calls to mind that famous scene from When Harry Met Sally:

“I’ll have what she’s having.” Mangia!

2 thoughts on “Mangia

    1. The minute I thought of that line I knew I had to add a picture of Meg. Then it made me happy to realize it would most likely make you happy, my friend. Mission accomplished!

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