In a desperate attempt to boost her own career, Alison Pill tweeted a nude photo of herself this morning! Alison is most famous for her totally innocent, girl-next-door, virginal babysitter look. Heck, even her nude picture was very endearing and sweet. Don’t pity her. This isn’t a fourteen year old girl about to be grounded for abusing social media. Alison is an adult with a successful career, a fiancé, and one would have thought, enough sense to not take photos she didn’t want leaked.
The only logical interpretation of the situation is that Alison did it to get people like me talking about her. I’ve seen The Newsroom. It’s good, not really my cup of tea. Didn’t like her character in it. I don’t go for serene innocence. I don’t beat around the bush. But, on the ladder of celebrity, Alison is on a bottom rung. She’s one of those actresses that you sort of recognize but have to look up on Wikipedia to be sure.
Well, this morning an Alison Pill nude photo was tweeted by Alison herself (look it up—she is totally in a position that reads: “aren’t I so adorbs with my too-big glasses and tousled hair?”). In terms of naked picture leaks, it isn’t the most thrilling in cyber space. Actually, I bet that if she’d left it up there wouldn’t be any talk about it. We’d just dismiss it. Unfortunately, she deleted and tweeted, “Yep. That picture happened. Ugh. My tech issues have now reached new hights, apparently. How a deletion turned into a tweet . . . apologies.” There are two possible translations.
1. “I so desperately need fame that my actions have reached Kim Kardashian levels of exploitation.”
2. “I am not an actress. All of my characters are twits, just as I am in real life, because while in camera mode I accidently pressed all the right buttons to tweet (which requires opening an entirely new application) instead of delete (which is typically a single click on a trash-bin shaped icon).”Which is it? Is this going to boost Alison’s career? Should we expect her on The View, slumping her shoulders and hesitantly saying, “yeah . . . it was an accident. It was so embarrassing . . . ”?