Magazine article The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)

Is Angie over? from Playing with Knives and Kissing Girls to Saving the World and Wasting Away. Angelina Jolie Has Undergone an Image 180. Has She Lost Her Rabid Lesbian Fan Base in the Process? Chrisanne Eastwood Ponders the Once Unthinkable

Magazine article The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)

Is Angie over? from Playing with Knives and Kissing Girls to Saving the World and Wasting Away. Angelina Jolie Has Undergone an Image 180. Has She Lost Her Rabid Lesbian Fan Base in the Process? Chrisanne Eastwood Ponders the Once Unthinkable

Article excerpt

Do you remember the first time you saw Angelina Jolie? Was it on a motorcycle crossing the Brooklyn Bridge? Unloading two Glocks while in Daisy Dukes? Clinging to her lover on the red carpet, purring like an amorous kitten?

Way back when, Jolie was all talent and danger and sex, and lesbians lapped up her sweet-hot sapphic appeal. We crushed hard for Jolie's award-winning performance as druggie (bad) but lezzie (good) model Gia Carangi. We swooned as her Lara Croft saved the world. We held our breath as she rescued Denzel in The Bone Collector. And we just about died when she took home the Oscar for Girl, Interrupted. But now, after a dizzying image reinvention--kitten-with-a-whip turns wispy Mother Teresa--are we, like, over her?

"Angelina's still an icon," says my NCAA bracketology buddy Dawn. "I've enjoyed watching her wild-child persona mature. She's blazing a trail of hope for a better world."

I hear that. Jolie's work as a goodwill ambassador with the United Nations high commissioner for refugees is definitely Bob Geldof--esque marvelous. However, there are those sticky wickets about her personal life. That crazy kiss with her brother. The adoption frenzy. And, horror of horrors, the dissolution of America's sweethearts. Did Angelina break up Brad and Jen?

My partner is hard-core on this issue: "I have never been an Angelina fan, but I really detest that she fooled around with Brad while he was still with Jennifer." (Note to self: Guess we'll never even consider opening the relationship. …

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