Note: The "Trooper" in question is not actually in the military. It's a metaphor, people.

August 17, 2009

Are you a Sloane or a Diane?

Is Sloane Peterson the perfect girlfriend we should all aspire to be?

If you don't know who Sloane is, well...Remember that guy John Hughes everyone was talking about last week because he dropped dead in Manhattan? Well, he wrote and directed movies. A few really darn good ones, especially if you were an adolescent in the 1980s.

Quite possibly his best was "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," which you must have seen channel surfing on TV at least some point in your life. Sloane Peterson is Ferris' extremely calm, cool, collected and sexy girlfriend. I remember being a teenager and wondering if I'll ever be as absolutely confident in my own sexiness as Sloane was (the answer: No).

Although the actress who played her, Mia Sara, never really reached iconic starlet status, the character she portrayed lives on. In the case of this blogger, she is the model of the kind of girlfriend we should all be if we want to ever catch and hold on to a guy as cool as Ferris.


I did like Ferris and all, but I feel I should point out that I am much more a Lloyd Dobler kind of girl. It's good to know that the Diane Courts of the world can find (and presumably keep) a guy too. Even if they are the neurotic guys that think too much. (Again, if you have no idea what I'm talking about, get thee to Netflix as fast as possible and rent Cameron Crowe's "Say Anything." If I had to pick, I'd take Cameron over John Hughes any day, though may he rest in peace.)



Anonymous said...

No contest. Simone may look good in the passenger seat but Diane will help you pass your SATs. Always, always, always go with the smart girl.

Amanda said...

I don't think there is a perfect girlfriend :-P I'd have to say I'm more of a SLoane fan. Diane got pushed around by her criminal father (Oh hey Martin Crane!!) and Sloane didn't let anyone, even Ferris, push her around.

Deidre said...

I'm totally more of Diane Court kind of girl (although I am a brain, I don't think I am trapped in a Game Show Hostess's body).

I think Ferris would get annoying after a while, but Lloyd; he's a keeper

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