Meryl Streep Gets It Done

At this year’s Golden Globes, no one was surprised when Meryl Streep walked away with a win for her performance as another famously badass lady, Margaret Thatcher.  Truth be told, at this rate, Streep could play any role imaginable — from the lowest rung to the highest — and get, at the very least, a nomination.

So we have to ask: which uninspired parts could the most heralded actress in Hollywood have taken all the way down the red carpet?

Bella Swan in Twilight

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Kristen Stewart’s performance in the adaptation has been described as “Blah” by very sophisticated critics.  And people who accidentally laughed at accidentally funny moments.  But is that completely Stewart’s fault?  The saga’s so-called “protagonist” should really  be called a “wah-tagonist,” and the only way to correct that would be to fill the role with a known BAMF.  Werewolf or stalker-vamp?  How about one child or the other?  Streep’s dealt with way harder Choices in her day.

Ricki in Gigli 

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Don’t worry, I didn’t see this one, either.  However, the IMDb description for the movie reads, “The violent story about how a criminal lesbian, a tough-guy hit-man with a heart of gold, and a retarded man came to be best friends through a hostage.”  Adding Meryl Streep would have made it “A hard-hitting examination of contemporary social politics regarding stigmas associated with queerness, gender, and disabilities,” instead.  Probably.

Terl in Battlefield Earth

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I mean, look at that beard… and the nose-earring thingy… She makes that ish look good.  And, thanks to Devil Wears Prada, there’s no denying Streep’s talent for surprising everyone with convincingly bitchtastic bossypantsitude.

Johnny Rico in Starship Troopers

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Remember this awesomely bad gem?  Throw in some Streep Swagga and you get an awesomely badass piece of indestructible space rock.  Or, you know, her presence alone will be enough to assure any viewer of its sheer bug-busting magic; the icon’s reached a point in her career where she can do any movie that strikes her fancy without running the risk of killing her career.  Bring on the aliens/Michael Bay movies!

Mary-Kate and Ashley in Any Mary-Kate and Ashley Movie

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Because what’s better than one Meryl Streep?  MULTIPLE MERYL STREEPSES.  Any excuse to have as many of the every-award-imaginable-winner on-screen as possible is a surefire win.  Two Streeps traipsing around NY, say, on a typical Olsen-venture, sassing at one another, breaking up, making up, sassing others, carrying around an ironically hideous dog… Unadulterated epicness.  That’s math. 


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Vickie Toro

Hi, friend! I'm Vickie Toro, and I'm Comediva's Social Media Manager, connecting your comedy-loving hearts with ours through all of your favorite social media addictions. I'm the lesbian in Lesbros, the creator and one of the writers of BAMF Girls Club, and the Frumpy Girl who commiserates with your Style Ineptness. I'm a Potterhead, water-dancer, and overall TV junky. Also sports movies make me cry.

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