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Sometimes there’s so much beauty in the world I feel like I can’t take it, and my heart is just going to cave in. You know what I mean?


On Thursday, Christina Hendricks revealed a fun fact she’s been holding onto for nearly 20 years, via Instagram. (The actual two-decade mark is on September 17, I guess she couldn’t wait a few more weeks?) Before joining the alliterative television shows Mad Men and Good Girls, Hendricks moonlighted as a hand model. Not only that—she says she was the hand model for the cover/poster of the 1999 drama-turned-teen classic American Beauty. The stomach, she pointed out, belonged to another model.


She wrote in the caption, “proud to be a part if this film in ANY WAY!!!” She likely meant “of this film” but was too excited to autocorrect. I get it. That really is her hand.

Senior Writer, Jezebel. My debut book, LARGER THAN LIFE: A History of Boy Bands, is out July 21.

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I’ve been waiting 20 years for an answer to this question: why is this movie so good?

I watched it and kept waiting to see what everyone was talking about aaaaaaaaaaaaaand nothing.

Also trying to bang your daughter’s teenage friend who clearly has some mental health issues makes you a shithead pervert. I don’t care if you ended up not doing it. You’re still gross and you don’t deserve a medal.