Thanks to this essay (read it, it’s hilarious), I found myself watching Teen Wolf in the wee hours of this morning. I’m only sort of embarrassed to admit that because even though it was pretty much what you’d expect from MTV (melodramatic music, twinks with disturbingly few facial expressions, lots of bare skin), there was one serious bright spot: her name is Holland Roden, she’s a 25-year-old TV actress, and I’m nursing a serious crush. I mean, just look at her:
Not only is she an (okay, allegedly) natural redhead, but the girl is rocking some seriously sexy curves. She’s smart too: she first came to L.A. to study molecular biology at UCLA but, be still my heart, graduated with a major in women’s studies. I’ve checked out some of her interviews and she seems like an intelligent, thoughtful, and genuinely grounded individual. As with any Hollywood/celebrity culture output, I try to take them with a grain of salt, but regardless, I love that someone is putting out messages like these (I was going to post some quotes from that one, but realized I would end up quoting the entire thing, so I’ll leave it for people to read on their own and just say I strongly encourage you to do so).
I like her character too. She may be “the popular girl” dating the lacrosse captain, but she’s great at science and math, and my introduction to her was a conversation in which she reminded a friend to have safe sex. In and out of character, she seems like my kind of woman.
Ratings in David Tennant “oh yes”s: show 2/5, lady 5/5