June 8, 2005

Tom Cruise: Celebrity As Performance Art?

Essential reading -- Ken Tucker on Tom Cruise in this week's New York magazine:

How edifying to see a superstar saying things the way he wants to say them, unmediated. Even if some of those things are offensive, or dogmatic, or just plain incomprehensible. Why would he say them if they weren’t what he actually felt? He’s not winning anyone over with his charm offensive, and that fact only makes his words seem more, not less, candid.
Posted by karen at June 8, 2005 8:51 AM