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28 May 2010 @ 04:23 pm
Joe Flanigan, thespian and feminist  

So, it's Friday and kind of dead at the con. People are selling things but none of the actors are really here. Except Joe Flanigan. Who is QUEUELESS. So I pay and I get to walk right up to him. He does a fake British accent, gloriously badly. We talk Minnesota briefly because he wil be there next week.

He talks a bit about the show. They have pictures of him and that girl from s5 that wasn't Torri. I tell him I just got to see Torri's play. He goes into this great and lovely tangent about how Torri is prettier in person. On camera she's hot, but in person? She's just sexy. (this is awesome).

Then he goes into a whole thing about how evil the producers were. Joe loves the cast, but wow was he snarky about the producers. Many people, starting with Torri were fucked on the show according to Joe.

Who is awesome. Really really gorgeous. Thinner than I expected, rantier too. He really does have skinny little legs, and they're great.

He thinks female actresses are just screwed. They get used for their looks and even though they get better with age, they don't lead movies. Only Meryl Streep does. And he just thinks it's unfair. Wow. Good for him!! He seems like a powerful, together very business savvy man who knows the game he's in. Great presence. Really distracting eyes. ;). Also the hair.

He went on for a good half an hour and kissed my cheek for being such a good listener. I uh wow. Gah! Really cool guy.

peterlmepeterlme on May 28th, 2010 11:36 am (UTC)
People really open up to you and yes she is sexy.SGA should have highlighted that more.
Trialiatrialia on May 28th, 2010 11:50 am (UTC)
Heh, sounds like he's mellowed out a bit in the last couple of years. That's not a bad thing!
Marienne: Dollhouse - Pod Circlemarienne_made on May 28th, 2010 12:26 pm (UTC)
Glad to hear you're having an awesome time (and got to talk Torri w/ someone else that knows her IRL! ;)

I've meant to respond to your last few journal entries (and have been reading them), I've just been failing badly at LJ responses the last few days b/c I kind of screwed up my brain (it's getting better, and I'm getting over it, but that's neither here nor there). I'm glad you're at least starting to get things sorted out, though, and I know exactly how messy it can be trying to make those potentially life-altering decisions (again, and again, and again).

On the topic of JF's rant/ramble, I think you really would have enjoyed the Women in Hollywood panel @ Comic-Con last year; I should see if someone taped it/put it up on Youtube or something.
the_scary_kitty: Dork!Joethe_scary_kitty on May 28th, 2010 01:39 pm (UTC)
Damn, but I LOVE JOE. The way he totally sticks up for Torri and the rest of the cast and isn't afraid to tell it like it is in the tv/film business is so refreshing compared to so many other actors who are just two-faced suckups. I'm so glad you got to meet him and talk to him! *huggles*
krisrussel: Joe - Oopskrisrussel on May 28th, 2010 02:02 pm (UTC)
OMG!!! *diez*
That is so awesome!!!!!!!!!!!
And he kissed your cheek!!!!! *iz jealous*
I love how he totally defends Torri. He did that at Fedcon too and I thought I couldn't love him any more until I read your post :^D
southernred2southernred2 on May 28th, 2010 02:02 pm (UTC)
Thank you a million times for this. I don't comment much but I enjoy hearing about your adventures. I hope you don't mind that this is spreading around GW. The Sparky thread is particularly excited. I'll be seeing Joe in Chicago and only hope I get a fraction of the attention he gave you. Way to go.
ankareeda: y_color_love_lookankareeda on May 28th, 2010 02:23 pm (UTC)
OMG, I'm so excited right now. I can't contain my squee. Thank you so much, Opal! I WE WANT DETAILS PLEASE! How was the kiss? *giggles*

Yep, Joe is really skinny, his eyes are magic and THE HAIR, is just THE HAIR!
sherry57sherry57 on May 28th, 2010 03:11 pm (UTC)
OMG!!!! You are really soooooooo lucky! I am sooooooo jealous!! If I were you, I'd probably not wash my cheek for a long time.... He really is a very smart guy and the more contact he has with the fans and the more at ease he is, his intelligence and savvy show through more and more.
Why oh why is he not on screen showing his physical hotness as well??? Hopefully, either someone will come up with an offer that interests him or he'll get the possible project off the ground that he talked about in germany at Fedcon recently. Fingers and toes crossed. Meanwhile, enjoy the weekend and let us know any other titbits. Thanks for this report about this evenings adventure.
sherry57sherry57 on May 28th, 2010 03:12 pm (UTC)
By the way, what's he wearing?
lorr54lorr54 on May 28th, 2010 04:44 pm (UTC)
Holy freakin' cow! Thank you so much for sharing this! He really is the most amazing guy, isn't he? He's so comfortable with who he is and appreciates the people around him. I got to listen to him for an hour at the meet & greet in Vancouver. Smart, witty, caring, loyal...and just plain gorgeous!
lone_pyramid: back to melone_pyramid on May 28th, 2010 07:21 pm (UTC)
It's spectacular when an actor you admire for his/her acting skills turns out to be such a decent, classy, awesome person IRL. Kudos to him for speaking his mind. May karma reward him with... well, whatever he wants. Hopefully it'll include a series where we can enjoy the prettiness once more. ;)
Lanna: Bored Sexy!lanna_kitty on May 28th, 2010 08:34 pm (UTC)
awesome!!! sounds like you had a super fun time and a great conversation. :D did you get pics with him?
world_of_blade: SomethingMuchMoreworld_of_blade on May 29th, 2010 01:58 am (UTC)
That is the most awesome thing- ever! I'm so green with envy right now. :)
Sandra: Buggy!Shepsangate on May 29th, 2010 04:05 am (UTC)
Oh wow! Thanks so much for posting this public :D I love hearing about what he says about the industry and about his experiences.

And GUH on the kiss :D
kristen999kristen999 on May 29th, 2010 01:28 pm (UTC)
Thank you for sharing this with us, I'm always happy to learn that Joe is very frank and open about his thoughts and feelings. It's not the PC thing to do in his line of work, but I'm glad hear he's honest.

Edited at 2010-05-29 05:29 pm (UTC)
gyrigyri on May 29th, 2010 03:18 pm (UTC)
Wow. My admiration for that man just increased tenfold.

What a sweetheart. Thanks for sharing!!!
gyrigyri on May 29th, 2010 04:28 pm (UTC)
I've re-posted this on my LJ---I just had to share! But I was wondering if you thought it'd be ok to re-post this elsewhere.
kat_rowekat_rowe on May 29th, 2010 05:37 pm (UTC)
he sounds really amazing. that must have been so cool for you :)

*hugs you and him*
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pisces227pisces227 on May 29th, 2010 07:44 pm (UTC)
WTG Joe! I love that he always sticks up for the actors.

I finally get to meet him in Aug, I can't wait to gaze into those beautiful green eyes and see teh Hair in person

Have you washed your cheek yet? I'm jealous.
miera_c: looking againmiera_c on May 29th, 2010 08:30 pm (UTC)
OK he needs to stop being so awesome because he's going to blow the curve for the rest of the males of the species.
Cesperanzacesperanza on May 30th, 2010 10:54 am (UTC)
I'd love to see this be a regular series and would subscribe to your channel :P You should go around and interview ALL sff male leads about feminist topics! It is made of awesome!
sakurablue13sakurablue13 on May 30th, 2010 12:02 pm (UTC)
oh, gawd, how i ENVY you! T_T