Cortland Tate and Kate Lyn Sheil at the Drinking Buddies Screening

Posted on August 20, 2013

You would think, after years of railing at celebrities about dressing appropriately for public appearances – especially industry-based ones like film premieres, which are, essentially product rollouts – that the following pictures would elicit an epic grumpy smackdown from the two of us.


Cortland Tate attends the “Drinking Buddies” screening at Nitehawk Cinema in Brooklyn, New York City.


Kate Lyn Sheil attends the ‘Drinking Buddies’ screening at Nitehawk Cinema in Brooklyn, New York City.


But the best we can manage is a shrug. It’s a Brooklyn screening, so we’re not going to get all high-falutin’ about it. Gowns were obviously not on the menu. That isn’t to say that we support the idea of anyone wearing Daisy Dukes to a film screening where pictures will be taken. But since the boystars have been showing up to so many events for so long now – some much more formal than this one, looking much sloppier than these two gals – we suppose it’s only fair the occasional lady gets to do it too. Granted, we tend to scream and yell at the boystars when they do it, but like we said: Brooklyn. Let it slide.

Although we’ll give Cortland all the credit in the world for putting together something cute and even a little dress. All Kate needs is a Pabst and a stoop somewhere to complete her outfit.

But still: Harrumph. We do not approve.


[Photo Credit: Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images]

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  • Karen Belgrad

    In my best Amber: “She could be a farmer in those clothes”

    • ashtangajunkie


  • Diego!

    This is exactly why their movie is going to sink…

  • Emily Dagger

    Who are these children, and how did they manage to travel back in time and raid my wardrobe from the ’90s?

  • Considering the subject matter of the film, I’d say this is spot on styling.

    • Emily Smith

      That’s what I was thinking, I’d drink a beer with both of these girls although I’m not convinced by looking at her that the first one is old enough to have a beer.

      • ballerinawithagun

        How old were you when you had your first beer?

        • Sarah

          I see your point, but how old you are the first time is not equivalent to when you get a set of real “drinking buddies.” Unless you count sneaking kamikazes from your parents’ liquor cabinet and drinking them in some basement away from prying grown-up eyes as normal social behavior. Drinking buddies, to my mind, are the folks you go out to bars with. Hence the age thing.

          • Emily Smith


          • ballerinawithagun

            Point taken. Since the young ones aren’t listed as stars on the movie poster perhaps they are playing the younger versions?

          • Sarah

            Mayhap. Don’t know about the project but I also don’t think that these girls look any younger than I already think 21 is. A person who was doing what I described (me circa age 15) would look like a positive fetus.

      • Guest

        My father offered me a sip of his Budweiser (I know, I know, Badweiser) when I was still in grade school. Kept me from drinking beer for decades, and I still only sip a bit from my husband’s Becks. Now there’s a picky man – he won’t drink lagers.

        • Emily Smith

          I was maybe…8? 9? I was really thirsty one night and wandered to the kitchen from my room. My dad always drank from these red plastic glasses at night and I assumed it was water. It was not water. It was diluted liquor of some sort. I took a massive swig and swallowed before I realized it wasn’t water. I was super grossed out but I didn’t realize what it was for years.

    • ballerinawithagun

      I agree, perfect for the audience they are trying to entice. Those are just cut-offs, not Daisy Dukes. Well, maybe not even cut-offs since they look manufactured.

    • RebeccaKW

      Plus, they match. Well, both are casual looks with denim shorts. Maybe they had a theme? I think I’d like it less if one was dressed up and the other showed up in one of these outfits.

    • demidaemon

      That’s about the only positive thing I could think of too. But, still, don’t you think they could have tried a little bit harder?

  • veriance

    those boots look like the ones Natalie Portman was wearing in her 90’s throwback look the other day. Apparently this is going to be a thing…

  • Heather

    After dating a Brooklyn boy I can firmly state that I loathe Brooklyn style.

  • ashtangajunkie

    Gross. No. Dirty sneakers? Blondie at least put some thought into her outfit, but Sad Farmer Kate offends.

    • Ann VerWiebe

      There’s vintage, and there’s gross. Run the Converse through the washer.

      • conniemd

        Dirty sneakers caught my eye immediately. No reason for that. Forget washing them, you’re at a movie premiere, you can afford a clean pair.

  • Qitkat

    Chortle. And where is Zosia Mamet when we need her?

    • charlotte

      In Chortland!

  • Ginny Ellsworth

    Are they in this movie? At least the blonde looks like she might want to act again. As for the redhead, I just cannot fathom what she is thinking. She didn’t roll out of bed for this, she rolled out from under the bed.

  • Town

    These people don’t old enough to be at a movie called “Drinking Buddies.”

    They also look like day players from the Blossom TV show. SMH.

    • Qitkat

      My theory is that (since I have never heard of either one) these teenagers were out shopping for back-to-school clothing, as they clearly need new clean sneakers and updated daisy dukes since they inherited these from their beloved Auntie Catherine, wandered by the local movie theater and became giddy with excitement when a “Hollywood-type” person called out to them to stop and get their pictures taken. They are positive they have just been “discovered”, and will be so disappointed to learn they will only live on in these photographs, their 15 minutes of fading fame, forever on the internet. Because the real stars of this movie all failed to show up for the premiere, knowing it will also forever be their moment of shame, the movie they will all pretend they never made.

      • conniemd

        The real stars are having a secret BBQ at Johnny Depp’s house burning film from their movie in that hope.

  • nannypoo

    The second woman looks dirty. She at least needs to wash her hair and deal with her nail polish.

  • HomeOfficeGirl

    Do you think they are her dirty sneakers… or stylist provided dirty sneakers? I was thinking – ok, maybe the kid actors in a movie called Drinking Buddies need/want to be especially casual…but are either of these two in the movie?

  • Jaeda Laurez

    It’s like somebody took Zosia and did “upscale Zosia” and “regular Zosia.”. I actually have to give them a “dressed appropriately for where they are” point. I do like Cortland’s boots though- very nice.

  • homespunner

    No comment [holding nose between thumb and index finger]

  • Laurieandclaire

    Get off my lawn!

  • Sarah

    Brooklyn kids Do Not Approve of dressing up. They Don’t Care What You Think. And they worked really hard to get those jeans cutoff in just the right way, dammit.

  • Girl One is fine enough. There’s effort, accessories, and shiny hair. Girl Two can take that shit to the house.

    • decormaven

      Preach it!

      • demidaemon


  • MilaXX

    I suppose Courtland gets a little bit of credit for at least attempting to put a little styling in it, but honestly? I looked better than that taking my cat to the vet this morning.

    • kimmeister

      Hope your cat did ok at the vet!

      • MilaXX

        She’s fine. Went digging in my plants and has a bit of an eye infection. I have to say, it’s the first time I’ve ever seen her hiss. Girlfriend went full on cujo on the vet.

  • leahpapa

    This is why I moved out of Brooklyn.

  • E2_Remote

    Those are both outfits I would have worn to 3rd period French in 1998.

  • kimmeister

    Cortland’s bag is super cute. I want to yell at jeans manufacturers for going overboard with the whiskering though. It only looks passable on the small portion of the population that has no hips!

    Kate’s cutoffs look . . . painful.

  • mshesterp

    The only thing I’m unreasonable excited about is that Cortland is carrying a purse that I own. Which means one of two things–1) I own something that was so unbelievably stylish AND expensive (that I got a good deal on consignment) that a baby celeb owns it, or 2) Cortland is carrying a purse that a librarian (although not a frumpy one) owns, making her 80% unhip (probably the more reasonable explanation). In my head, it’s totally #1.

    …I need to go dig out that purse and use it more. I forgot how cute it was.

    Oh, and Cortland at least put some effort in. Kate looks like she couldn’t even bother to shower or use deodorant.

    • Sarah

      Dude, I hope you don’t mean librarians are individually 80% unhip. Some of my coworkers, yes, but I’m not comfortable with that number, as a fellow colleague in the profession. So, I’m going with #1. Good job, thrifty!

  • Lilithcat

    All Kate needs is a Pabst and a stoop somewhere to complete her outfit.

    Well, hey, consider the title of the movie! Totally appropriate.

  • Sara Brams-Miller

    I can’t. I just can’t. You make enough money to feed several small children, and yet you dress like the homeless kids wandering around Rittenhouse Square (oxymoron, I know).

  • Imasewsure

    “All Kate needs is a Pabst and a stoop somewhere to complete her outfit”… funny and true… but as you say, a touch of equality for the little ladies… did the men by chance show up in suits and tuxes (I’m guessing not)?

  • Valdri8

    Please! I have worn better shit to clean out my garage. What a disgrace.

  • anotherkate

    I live in that neighborhood. They look like a not particularly stylish version of the local uniform, and THAT is what irks me. Like, if you’re going to go full-on hipster, do it right.

  • JauntyJohn

    Cortland is wearing an outfit.
    Kate is wearing clothes.

    Though honestly, this does scream “gender parity” to me, and if so, good for them.

    • maybe they’re wearing costumes from the movie. they do look like drinking buddies, only kate has been in the bar a whole lot longer than cortland.

  • SewingSiren

    I wonder if girl #2 has someone dirty her sneakers sos to look “authentic”. Pfft.

  • greenwich_matron

    If Girl #2 cannot even muster a smile, she needs a little more fashion armor.

  • marlie

    I don’t care if it is a movie screening in Brooklyn… Kate Lyn Whatshername could have at least put on something that didn’t look like she just finished a tough day of house-cleaning or car-washing or something. And Cortland looks… fine, I guess. Though that was my grandfather’s name, so I have a hard time thinking of a blonde teeny-bopper as having the same name as a crotchety old man.

  • oohsparkley!

    Kate’s shoes look like they smell. Outfit 1 shows some effort and she looks cute and casual.

  • Anniebet

    Wow. A good lesson in how to and how not to.

  • demidaemon

    I’m sorry, but these two look like they could have wandered out of my local trailer park. This is not what one looks like for a premiere in NYC, Brooklyn or otherwise. Bad girls! Go home and try again.

  • quiltrx

    From what I can see, the lace-up boots are cute. The rest, meh, what do we expect at a movie with this title.

  • i looked up camel toe in the dictionary, and there was a picture of…….it’s interesting that one has designer faux wrinkles in her shorts and the other has the real thing. can we just put a lid on the trend of artfully sloppy half tucked in shirts? let’s just stop it right now.

    never mind about the pedicures, dirty old “white” sneakers are totally uncalled for.

  • altissima

    The movie is called “Drinking Buddies”, and that’s what they have come dressed as.

  • random_poster

    My middle-schooler dressed somewhere between these two on her first day of school today. She considered wearing boots like the first gal, picked her Vans instead. I guess that says these two can be middle-schoolers, too.