Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Dear George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin

 George Clooney Amal Clooney Saudi Arabia blog

You know you've made it in life when people you've never met pen open letters to you and publish them on the Internet.
Now that George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin are officially engaged, (where is their official portmanteau?) they have a lot to worry about. Wedding plans, conflicting schedules, and even more paparazzi getting in the way of their Escalade to try and take their photograph. But at least Clooney doesn't have to worry about winning over a member of the (extended?) family. In a letter penned to the famous bachelor actor (ooooh I so feel like a gossip columnist typing that), stand-up comedian, writer and speaker Amer Zahr has welcomed "soon-to-be Arab guy" Clooney into the fold.

Zahr introduces him to what he will encounter now that he will soon be part of an Arab, and of course, large, family. Namely that is not having a small, private wedding, acquiring “Arab” characteristics, and what I imagine to be rather uncomfortable talks from his father-in-law as the latter asks how he gained weight for the 2005 movie Syriana and what Brad Pitt is really like.

In her open letter to Alamuddin, author Mackenzie Dawson takes a decidedly feminist approach and congratulates the award winning lawyer on proving the hyper annoying "Princeton Mom" wrong by showing that a woman can have a fulfilling, successful life before and without marriage. That she can be smart and accomplished and not be a failure as a woman. That having a career does not mean that you cannot get married... even to the so called silver fox himself!

As far as I know, President Frank Underwood Kevin Spacey is still single. But as soon as, or if, he gets hitched, you'll be sure to know that I'll have my pen or er, keyboard ready.

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