There are a number of ways in which Gwyneth Paltrow is terrible. There is her self-satisfaction and her condescension and her choices in baby names and Tracy Anderson and her lifestyle newsletter and the fact that she has adopted Britishisms like using “stone” as a weight measurement without any seeming awareness of how this appears to other people. That, in general, is the main problem, the disconnect between how she seems to think she is perceived and how she is actually perceived. But one way in which Gwyneth Paltrow is usually NOT terrible is in her work. She’s a perfectly decent actress! She can play make believe for millions of dollars with the best of them. But this Country Strong thing, I mean, yikes. Maybe the parts where she is talking or whatever are fine, but this singing thing is tough stuff. And it’s only getting tougher. Today, I bring you a new clip from Country Strong of Gwyneth Paltrow singing an original song called “Shake That Thing.” It is very bad!
The list gets longer with her. Always. Put it up on the big board. (Thanks for the tip, Michael.)