In yesterday’s column, I brought up the news that everyone's favorite '90s goth (besides blood-sucking era Angelina Jolie), Marilyn Manson, is dating chanteuse Lana del Rey. And, perhaps it was shallow of me, but I asked what it was about the creepy rocker that attracted some of Hollywood's most beautiful women (Rose McGowan, Dita Von Teese, Evan Rachel Wood are three of his most famous conquests). Luckily, you wrote in:
"The best I can do is remember that ignorance is a natural part of the human process."
"He's creepy outwardly, I'll grant you and beyond strange. He is also intelligent, well spoken, charming and masculine (despite the makeup and freaky gender-bending BDSM clothing)....He's good at making interesting conversation and accomplished at drawing women in. A fine predator of the male species."
"The answer is so simple that you missed it completely! Ask yourself how Ric Ocasek got Paulina? The reason you don't get it is that you are not a fan of Marilyn Manson. Your biased view inhibits your clarity."
My biased view? No. It's just curious. I'd like to file this under that weird phenomenon of how once-popular Hollywood men whose careers are currently on a downward slide — see: Valderrama, Wilmer; Culkin, Macaulay — still get so many successful, hot girlfriends and George Clooney gets a former WWE wrestler. Ladies, I'd like a word.