Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Desktop Girl of the Week: Sarah Michelle Gellar
Yes, Sarah Michelle Gellar is a repeat pick. But I don't care. It's been nearly seven years since she was last selected -- a selection that predates the current DGOW format anyway -- and any time I'm flying across the country for the opportunity to see someone in person, that person warrants a DGOW selection.
If you hadn't heard, Gellar will be returning to television this fall, for the first time since "Buffy, the Vampire Slayer" ended, starring in the new CW series "Ringer." The concept of "Ringer" is intriguing enough that I may have watched it without Gellar's participation, but her presence clinches it for me.
My fascination with Gellar predates my obsession with "Buffy", going back to the three-movie swing of "I Know What You Did Last Summer", "Scream 2" and "Cruel Intentions". I had the official one-sheet for the latter hanging in my dorm in college, and probably still have it somewhere in my basement. If I had any inkling at all that Gellar was doing a signing session at SDCC, I would have dug it out to get signed, putting it ahead of any "Buffy" merchandise. That's how much I loved that poster.
Of course, in 1997, Gellar became "Buffy", so much so that her post-"Buffy" work has basically been ignored. She got some buzz for "The Grudge", which came out a year after "Buffy" went off the air, but her selection of projects (like the strange "Southland Tales" or "Veronika Decides to Die") has left something to be desired.