For AOL: Faye Lane and Those Women in Low-Rise Jeans


Two more pieces for AOL’s recently launched City’s Best.

The first is a Q & A with Faye Lane of Faye Lane’s Beauty Shop Stories, running on Sunday evenings at the Huron Club at Soho Playhouse.

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Here is an excerpt:

How are Texas women different?
Funny thing about Texas women — at least of my mother’s generation — they look and seem soft and fluffy, but they’re as vulnerable as a steel rod. A Texas woman will say in a sweet, whispery little voice, “I’m the president of First Texas Bank.” There’s strength knowing you have a gun in your purse. In my mother’s purse, you’ll find pink tissues, Mary Kay lipstick and a pearl-handled .38 special.

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Julia Giolzetti, Mia Van De Water in “Angry Young Women…” Photo: Lee Wexler

The second piece is a Q & A with the author of Angry Young Women in Low-Rise Jeans With High-Class Issues, playwright Matt Morillo. Here is an excerpt:

Do women judge themselves as quickly as they judge each other?
There’s not much to be done about that. One of the points is that… for us to try and reform biology, I mean, you can’t do that. Women are naturally competitive in the mating ritual and men not as much, because men have the impetus to spread their seed. That’s science. It’s always going to be there. As a guy, yes, you can commit yourself to one woman, you can do that. You’re never going to stop thinking about other women. There are certain eccentricities. I think men are much more aggressive and overt about it, for example. A lot of women catch guys looking at attractive women. I know for a fact that I need to consciously not do that. I don’t know if women have that same exact problem.

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