Angelina Jolie may want to forget her now-infamous Oscar pose -- especially after The Descendants screenwriters mimicked her strange stage stance, leg akimbo and hand on hip.
But the rest of the world is still having a lot fun with it as photos of her right leg are being added by bloggers to famous works of art and other memorable photographs. It’s called "leg-bombing."
Jolie's leg-turned-internet meme juts out, Zelig-like, from under Whistler’s Mother’s black dress, Botticelli’s Birth of Venus, and appears on the cover of The Beatle’s Abbey Road album, on Michaelango’s Sistine Chapel. Her appendage even shows up in the iconic first man on the moon photo and the religious painting, The Last Supper.
Despite all the thigh-hijinks, we gotta wonder if the web phenomenon will continue to haunt the respected actress. It wouldn't be surprising if her upcoming movies also feature that bare right leg affixed to any film publicity and posters by bloggers and/or graffiti artists. The leg literally now has a life of its own.
Even Joan Rivers commented on how the public perception of the iconic beauty has been impacted by her right leg reveal. "Angelina Jolie looked like a fool the way she posed. She took herself right out of that superstar category because you now realize she stands in front of a mirror to figure out [what she looks like]," Rivers said.
Jolie recently released her directorial debut, In the Land of Blood and Honey, and voiced a role in the popular animated sequel Kung Fu Panda 2; in 2010, she co-starred alongside Johnny Depp in the critically panned film The Tourist, and as a rogue CIA agent in Salt. Next on her plate: Disney's Maleficent, a new take on the Sleeping Beauty story starring the villain instead of the princess.
According to a THR source, it was Jolie's longtime stylist, Jen Rade, who advised and coached her on adopting that stance to better show off the dress. It'll be interesting to see if Jolie changes stylists after this embarrassing incident.
Tell us: What do you think? Did Angie's purposefully provocative pose hurt her actress box office and her screenwriter/director aspirations? Or will it all eventually blow over?