As you read this, Your Dames are finishing up an issue for paid subscribers, but we wanted to send out an all-subscriber red alert that our October livetweet will be the sharp, wry, sexy as hell heist picture Out Of Sight!
Clooney. Lopez. Shotgun. A doomed Chanel suit. Be There.
Out of Sight is an unjustly under-famous gem from 1998, a fun mid-career palate cleanser and skill-sharpener for Steven Soderbergh as he barreled towards his multi-nomination Oscar year (and eventual wins) in 2001 for Traffic and Erin Brockovich.
The cast includes a classic George Clooney performance as -- what else? -- a charming rogue, Jennifer Lopez as the glamorous and determined-to-get-her-man Deputy US Marshal Karen Sisco, along with absolutely chef’s kiss supporting performances by Ving Rhames, Don Cheadle, Isaiah Washington, Steve Zahn, Dennis Farina, Catherine Keener, and one for-the-ages cameo we won’t mention here.
When: 7:30 PM ET on Sunday, October 7
Where: Twitter, using #outofsight (we’re keeping it real simple this time)
How: Netflix, another streaming service of your choice, or an obliging DVD
Fun fact: canonically, this film takes place in the same universe as Dame Sophie’s beloved Justified; Sisco is a colleague of Deputy US Marshal Raylan Givens, though she was never in the show, which is one of its few true failings, honestly.
Honestly it is a miracle that this car trunk set did not spontaneously catch fire, such was the intensity of the chemistry between these costars