Don’t Say We Never Gave You Anything: Beards
Somewhere between Why We Love… and LOL Search Terms, certain phrases pop up in the stats that give us a peak into the psyche of our audience. I love knowing what brought people into the door of Fry Butter, especially when it’s something specific that I’m fond of myself. In this case, beards!
Ooh beard watch! Beginnings of the beard of sorrow.
….and the second popular post, also by Snarky, references Orson Welles and his powerful beard in the write-up for the movie F is for Fake.
“I boarded a plane, grew another beard and made another movie.”
The Rocky IV beard (or the Rocky 4 beard, if your prefer) is a great example of the grief beard or hermit beard – a trope to indicate the hero is too busy digging deep within themselves to take the time to apply a hot razor to the face. They may also be burrowing someplace cold and rugged, so it helps set the mood. Orson’s beard serves as a disguise, whether it’s hiding from a fake identity or from a formerly illustrious film career as a serious actor. Actually, Welles looks quite handsome as a silver daddy bear, much like Perry Mason, er, Raymond Burr did. I prefer the more mature stylings of both men later in life.
There are two actors who I think are quite talented all-around, but I only want to jump their bones when they are sporting facial hair. The first is Hugh Jackman…..
….and the second is Viggo Mortensen.
Given the love I have for beards, I’m surprised I haven’t written more lovefest posts here, though what can I say that BetterWith A Beard hasn’t already shown us?
The beard wave is trending down, according to fashion reports, though I’m sure a few will stick around (including the one on my face). Who should be hitting the razor and who should let their scruff continue to flow free?