“‘Look at me: I’m a housewife slash little girl slash submissive slut.'”

A storm of a girl, to borrow the Courtney Love phrase, she seldom pauses for breath as she spits out the words: “When people are naturally sexy or sexy in a beautiful way like Marilyn Monroe or Angelina Jolie that’s fine. I love those women. But I hate the idea of women being objectified and playing along.

“I hate those magazine covers where the woman is just trying too hard. It looks so vulgar and trashy. I don’t know why – and it’s not because I’m jealous – but it makes me so mad. And here comes the girlie voice: ‘Look at me: I’ma housewife slash little girl slash submissive slut.’ It makes me crazy. I just want to grab them by the hair and hit their heads off the wall. I want to punch them.” She laughs – an infectious, conspiratorial laugh that would reduce even the dumbest such sexy hyphenate en giggling hysterics.

Plus ça change. This is the same Julie Delpy, who, during a 1990 screen test for The Double Life of Veronique was asked by Krzysztof Kieslowski to do something sexy on camera. So she pulled her ears and stuck out her tongue.

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