Oh, man. This Meryl Streep Vogue situation is really great.
Images of the January cover leaked this weekend, and now we have the official hi-res pics. Streep is perched on a rocky beach of sorts in a gray Carolina Herrera shirtdress, simple makeup, and not an ounce of jewelry. And we learned some important things in the accompanying profile! Streep likes oysters, and she has pretty hands! But also, she’s a total kickass feminist:
Today Streep is in Washington, D.C., in order to sit for a portrait alongside an honorable, honored, and bipartisan group of women who, like her, support the long-standing (since 1998) campaign for a National Women’s History Museum. So far, this exists as a virtual entity with a nice Web site (nwhm.org), but campaigners have been working to get an actual, physical museum “Right Here. Right Now” (as their literature puts it) on a property on or adjacent to the National Mall. Since this is federal land, Congress must pass legislation to authorize the purchase, even though—get ready to gasp—the whole museum will not cost the taxpayer one penny, because it will be privately funded. For some long years, the wheels of Congress have turned exceedingly slowly on this “women’s issue.” Speeding up now, though with Meryl Streep as the NWHM National Spokesperson. At last year’s fund-raising gala, she donated one million dollars and considerable oratorical punch. NWHM supporters are upbeat, and there she is in the picture, smiling another little half-smile, on the West Lawn. You’d like to have this woman on your side.
You. Go. Girl. Also, be our best friend?
this is some kind of spaceship or something.