Finally, I'm tired of reading about actors being fat, greasy, lumpy, unattractive, etc. Is this really criticism? She may not like an actor's work, but she is unable to comment directly on their work because she has no understanding of what it is an actor actually works on in rehearsal and performance. So she directs her complaints to the shape and size of their bodies. I think cheap shots are what critics resort to when they lack the intellectual mettle to approach their subject's process.

To me, her reviews read like cheap copy from Soap Opera Digest, a publication better suited to her talents. The Dallas Observer could (and should) do better.

Of course I'm flattered to get a nice mention in a review, but not when the review is written by Elaine Liner. I can do without, thank you.

Ashley Smith


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