Call it baffling, call it brilliant. Whatever: On Sunday night’s Golden Globes awards, Jodie Foster bared it all.
She trumpeted her age. She embraced her sexuality (sort of). She reconciled with her mom, embarrassed her kids and hailed a rather dazed looking Mel Gibson as the wind beneath her wings.
In short, Foster had a midlife crisis, live and direct, for all the world to see.
It was a paradoxical move for a woman who also used her moment in the awards ceremony spotlight to slam reality television and champion privacy.
But it wasn’t just Foster melting down last night. The Golden Globes provided one opportunity after another to ponder another midlife crisis: the one happening around women in pop culture.
Sure, it was definitely a night to celebrate women, especially the young ones. Lena Dunham, Jessica Chastain, Anne Hathaway and Jennifer Lawrence all won awards for fine performances in challenging roles.