A recent TMZ photo of Elisabeth Shue from the set of Piranha 3-D shows the 45-year-old former gymnast with an impressive set of guns. Shue, who plays Sheriff Julie Forester in the film, looks fit enough to battle prehistoric piranhas with her bare hands; so much the better, I say. Otherwise I wouldn’t have much interest in Piranha 3-D, but the chance that Shue will be an impressive action heroine has me thinking that I’ll venture out to the theater when it is released.
Shue is obviously in fantastic shape, especially compared to most other 45-year-olds. Nevertheless, here we again see the binary-brained thinking that inevitably turns up whenever a female athlete or celebrity with a muscular physique is in the press. Comments like that make me want to scream at the top of my lungs: “No, knucklehead, this is merely a woman with muscles, a perfectly natural and wonderful thing.”
I do so only occasionally.