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“I’ll make movies until I make babies. I have no idea when the handover will happen.”

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“My virginity was a big deal, my braces were a big deal – all because I was America’s sweetheart.”

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“I would not like to see her win. She’s the same old shit. I’d like to see me win”

Roseanne Barr on Losing Her Sight, Smoking Weed, Rejecting Feminism, and Not Voting For Hillary
The Daily Beast, April 20, 2015

The Roseanne Barr of today, sitting in an airless meeting room of a restaurant in New York’s Meatpacking District, looks very different from the Roseanne Barr captured in Eric Weinrib’s intimate and brilliantly observed documentary Roseanne For President!

In the film, which follows her ill-fated attempt to become the presidential nominee for the Green Party in the 2012 election (she eventually became the Peace and Freedom Party’s nominee), Barr, 63, sports shoulder-length, straggly gray hair, and hippyish duds.

Today her hair is short, dyed blond, and she wears a metallic fitted jacket and tight trousers. The look has gone from “weaves-her-own-hessian” to techno DJ, complete with yellow-tinted sunglasses. She is direct and blunt, very funny, and also deadly serious. You’re never sure which, in person and on screen.

Weinrib tells me that working with Barr was “like getting fucked up with your friends playing with a video camera, and thinking that it would be hilarious if other people would watch it—only in this case it was true because the person I was hanging out with was a world-famous comedic icon.”

That scratchy, deadpan monotone, familiar as her delivery during her years starring on the groundbreaking sitcom which bore her name, remains a constant—even when discussing how she is going blind.

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Arts

Philip Seymour Hoffman: an actor first

The Daily Beast, February 2, 2014

‘Blue,’ through lesbian eyes

The New York Times, November 6, 2013

How gay was Gore Vidal?

The Daily Beast, July 31, 2013

Book of Mormon: The South Park crew find God

The Times, March 16, 2011

The colourful life of Howard Hodgkin

The Times, March 22, 2008

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Style and fashion

A no-sweat work shirt? No sweat

The New York Times, December 19, 2013

The Biggie: a tainted status symbol

The New York Times, November 17, 2013

Eileen Ford: the woman who created the supermodel

The Times, March 17, 2012

Vidal Sassoon: Not bad for a hairdresser

The Times, August 21, 2010

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