Carrie

“Remember the white dress I wore through that film? George came up to me to the first day of filming, took one look at the dress and said: “You can’t wear a bra under that dress.”
“Okay, I’ll bite,” I said. “Why?”
And he said: “Because… there’s no underwear in space.”
He said it with such conviction. Like he had been to space and looked around and he didn’t see any bras or panties anywhere.
He explained. “You go into space and you become weightless. Then your body expands but your bra doesn’t, so you get strangled by your own underwear.”

“I think this would make for a fantastic obituary. I tell my younger friends that no matter how I go, I want it reported that I drowned in the moonlight, strangled by my own bra.”

Carrie Fisher died this morning, strangled by her own bra. She wrote wonderful books, and she was in some space movie. She was amazing in everything she did, and she will be missed.

22 thoughts on “Carrie

  1. Rosie O’Donnell interviewed Carrie when her daughter was about 4 years old and a new Star Wars movie had just come out and she wondered what Carrie’s daughter thought of it. Carrie said her daughter was playing with a Princess Leia action figure and Carrie said to her daughter “Mom was the real Princess Leia”. Her daughter looked at the doll. She looked at Carrie. She looked at the doll. She said “No”.

    She was such a smart lady.

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  2. I loved her in Star Wars, which I saw before I was fully aware that actors and actresses played characters in movies – but 7 yo me loved Princess Leia way more than dumb old Luke or Han.

    Adult me has looked up to Carrie Fisher forever – the actor who was in Blues Brothers and When Harry Met Sally, the author of Postcards From the Edge, the woman who took no shit from anyone, the hilarious lose canon guest on tv and radio shows, the human being who cared for her dying friends.

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  3. There have been a lot of folks who were primal influences on me and who’ve checked out this year. This one feels like pushing it past thee point of reasonable. How many more of our icons are we going to lose in short order? I enjoyed her in the Star Wars films, but her other roles were far more beloved by me, with WHMS as one of the top. She will be missed.

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    1. I had an almost angry reaction to this one, too- wanted to take a swing at something in charge, somewhere, because goddamnit, why Carrie Fisher?
      And then someone on FB suggested who’s next, so and so? And I told them to shut their damn fool mouth right that very second. This year has actually been pretty decent for my immediate family, but on a larger level, has sucked donkey balls.

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      1. I’m keeping an eye on Betty White. She’s 94. I expect at this point she has so many people ringed around her with swords screaming, “Death, you cannot have her!” that she’s probably good, but this has been insane. People die all the time, it just seems like this year, it’s all icons. Also Carrie Fisher was too damn young to go.

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  4. I knew of Carrie Fisher before I saw a Star Wars movie. That influenced my view of Leia as more than a princess. She was a freedom fighter.

    When it was clear she was “General” in The Force Awakens, a part of me rested with “Finally” echoing through me.

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  5. I feel like my entire childhood and a good bit of my adolescence has died this year. At least she went quickly, and probably didn’t suffer for long. Drowned in the moonlight, strangled by her own bra. Yes.

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  6. How poetic and witty she was. How fierce and funny. How often did she stand up for herself, for other women, for the destigmatization of mental illness. How honest she was. How fearless. And I loved her interactions with Gary, the dog.

    How I’ll miss her.

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  7. Carrie was hilarious! I admired her greatly. She made me laugh with her quick quips and I love her as Princess Leia. I remember being so impressed that she wore that white dress and that it actually got dirty. She was a great talent and will be missed. ‘I know, you’re right, you’re right’ my favorite line (throughout) When Harry Met Sally. RIP, Carrie.

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  8. I think this one hit me harder than most of the other losses this year (with the possible exception of Alan Rickman). She was just so HER. She never pulled her punches, she didn’t pretend to be perfect, she made mistakes and then picked herself up and kept going. I love that quote, too.

    I’m so glad she got to be the General before the end. She was so much more than just a princess. RIP, Carrie.

    And bugger off, 2016.

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    1. Me too, Deborah. This is the one that hits me the hardest. She was so awesome. And now we can’t hear any more snark from her again. Dammit.

      Seriously am planning a tribute sweater to her with her face in cross stitch on it now, or something.

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  9. We saw a production of a new anthology dance concert/musical called “In Your Arms.” One of the stories was by Carrie Fisher. It was hilarious … was about a doomed romance story that Carrie was writing from rehab, only the characters refused to let the romance be doomed.

    I haz a sad. 🙁

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  10. “If my life wasn’t funny, it would just be true. And that is unacceptable.” – Carrie Fisher

    She was a petite, brown haired, brown eyed badass who was also a princess and I could identify with her. She made me believe I could be dazzling and sharp, too. She captured my heart when I was just 5 years old. As an adult who loves words and suffers from depression, Ms. Fisher is utterly irrreplaceable for her writing talent and her advocacy of mental health causes. Her normality was beautiful. I will miss her very much.

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  11. What I remember from Postcards from the Edge was the phrase “instant gratification is not fast enough”

    I am feeling particularly sad about her loss.

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  12. I just saw that.
    I’m not surprised, losing Mollie would probably kill me and I’m not 84, but that poor family.

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  13. You know, this might be a weird thing to say, but Carrie Fisher always felt to me like she would fit in with the Argh Ink group. Funny, feminist, dog lover. I’m sorry for the loss of her as an icon, but mostly sorry the world has lost a woman who spoke bravely about mental illness, addiction, and aging. May the Force be with you always, Carrie.

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    1. I came to say the same thing. This one hurts because she was one of us, even if she didn’t know it. I’m guessing she read a few Crusies in her time.

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