To Claire Danes and Keira Knightley

Having seen Pride and Prejudice tonight and Shopgirl last night, my faith in Hollywood beauties has been restored by these two exceptionally skilled actresses, who also happen to be excruciatingly beautiful women. Each of them has more explosive, maddening sensuality in the backs of their necks than in the bosoms of a thousand Pamela Andersons. And they are completely perfect in their imperfections – Claire’s wide nose, Keira’s distinctively British teeth. I could write volumes of terrible poetry about both of them.