Parker Posey in SoHo, NYC

Posted on August 30, 2013

Oh God. We think we love you now more than ever, Parker Posey. And that’s saying something, because we’ve pretty much always loved you. But we have spent countless early mornings perusing the wire services for interesting or fashionable pics of celebrities, and in all the thousands and thousands and thousands of pictures we’ve seen of stars walking sidewalks, parking lots, and beaches, pretending like they don’t see the paparazzi stalking them…


Parker Posey out and about in SoHo, New York City.

… We have never seen one of them deliberately act like they’re talking to absolutely nobody on the phone just to fuck with them. That is fucking genius, girl. We’ll never be famous, and for that we’re truly grateful, but if we ever were, we’d love to have the stones to act like this in front of paps.

Then again, we suppose she had to do something to distract from those pants.


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    • The glasses, the pants, the shirt, the hair, the shoes… this is for a role, yes?

      • I’m sorry, how about the role of her LIFE? Haha, she’s killin’ it <3

      • Rhonda Shore

        Are those Dr. Scholl’s? Brilliant!!!

        • ItsDicey

          My first thought.

    • I heart this crazy bitch. So hard.

      • LuisaNL

        this. really.

    • PlethoraofBooks

      She has always been on my Irrational Love List. She has cemented that status even more now.

      • lindsmh

        There’s nothing irrational about loving her. She is amazing.

    • sugarkane105

      That is one large phone.

      • marlie

        I think it’s an iPhone in a rather large/bulky case.

      • alyce1213

        Lol. Given the scenario, it could be a toy phone.

        • MondoWasRobbed

          I think you hit it on the button. A very large button, in the case of that phone.

      • Vanja

        Must be deliberate, because it fits with the I♥80s theme she’s got going on.

      • Lanus

        I think it’s one of those large iPhone cases that looks like a vintage camera. My teenage daughter wanted one until she realized that there was no way in hell she could stuff it in the back pocket of her skinny jeans.

      • tereliz

        Last pic, looks like TWO phones. Maybe she’s trying to carry on a convo with two people at once? 😉

    • marlie

      She’s so freaking adorable that I can’t stand it. Those pants are tragic, but who cares when it’s Parker Posey?!

      • 3boysful

        Those paper bag pants are not great, but they don’t look as truly awful on her as they would on most people, skinny celebs included. Love her attitude.

        • ballerinawithagun

          Whoops! I didn’t scroll to see that somebody else mentioned the paper bag pants before I commented. Boy, were they comfortable!

    • Diego!

      Is she on set or something??? She is hilarious but this is a disaster…

    • Jacquelyn

      If she were more fashionably attired, I would say this was a print ad it looks so stagey.

    • Miss WKS

      If she had been wearing a beret I would expect it to have been joyously tossed in the air….thus turning the world on with her smile….

    • clatie

      I unashamedly love her. The crazier the better.

    • Sara Brams-Miller

      She seriously looks like my mom circa 1987

    • alyce1213

      She’s just adorable. It’s refreshing to see a celebrity not scowling.

      • kirkyo

        Makes me want to throw on some sweatpants and buy a Starbucks iced latte

    • moxie_lady

      I love her, I love this, and I actually absolutely love everything she’s wearing here. On other mere mortals it quite certainly wouldn’t work, but Ms. Posey is in an echelon of her own.

    • MoHub

      I love that she’s wearing Dr. Scholl’s sandals, just like real people.

    • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

      I love her so much. Is that even a phone?

    • PinkySlinky

      Was at a dance party a few weeks ago and she was there- dancing and just being super awesome.
      Love her!

      • Leah Elzinga

        I have never been more jealous of another person in. my. LIFE.

      • ms_kat

        I used to practice yoga at the same studio she did and would occasionally partner with her to spot and be spotted on things like handstands. She’s very normal and pretty kind.

      • kirkyo

        I have this same story, but from (yikes) like 18 years ago (Party Girl era). She’s been doing her super awesome thing for a LONG time.

    • Lauren Bufferd

      You rock those Dr Scholls girl!

    • carnush

      This woman rocks my world. She’s totally rocking the balloon pants and she doesn’t care what anybody thinks of them.

    • lexilexi

      She’s always BEST in SHOW to me.

      • ballerinawithagun

        Great movie!!!

    • Dan_In_NYC

      I fucking love her. I met her at the Provincetown Film Fest last year. Of note, she:

      1.) doesn’t age.
      2.) couldn’t be more lovely in person
      3.) did a QnA moderated by her gay best friend which was hilarious.
      4.) had her dog in her purse


      • Scimommy

        Wow. I guess she must have said ‘No’ to the Bravo reality show, huh?

        • largishbearishAtlish

          there was one in the works? talk about a ratings bonanza!

          • Scimommy

            Oh, I have no idea. That was my attempt at humor (cough-cough).

    • RussellH88

      Parker Posey, I ask that you guide my thoughts and actions today. Amen.

    • hughman

      Is that even a phone? It looks like a garage remote.

      • Carleenml

        I thought it was a back to the future moment and she got her cell in 1985.

      • MoHub

        Looks like one of those small transistor radios we had back in the ’60s.

      • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

        I am pretending in my mind that she went into a Radio Shack and bought a cheap land line cordless phone (I have not had a land line since the mid 90s), threw the box and battery away in the store, and walked out pretend-talking on that. Talking to me, of course.

      • Ms_Flyover

        It appears to be an iPhone with a case on steroids. I now want to start my own “iPhone cases that make you look like you have Zach’s mobile phone from saved by the Bell.”

    • MaggieMae

      I don’t know who she is, but I think I want to be friends with her.

      • jjtxgrrl

        You must watch all Parker Posey movies asap. She is beyond clever and hilarious. I reccomend her in The house of Yes, and you will not be sorry!

        • Joe J

          Indeed – as long as you’re not eating pancakes or chicken pot pies at the time. You may have the urge to go out and change your pills to match your eyes afterwards, as well.

        • Rhonda Shore

          i’ve never seen that one!

          • jjtxgrrl

            Its soooo good. A little twisted. (Okay a lot twisted)

            …..But its great!!

            • Rhonda Shore

              Sound like a must see!

      • Cynica

        “Party Girl” and “Best in Show.” Enjoy.

      • imakeart

        She was in an episode of Louie and was particularly fabulous.

      • She also did a guest spot on Will & Grace that cracks me up every time.

    • filmcricket

      All right you little freshman bitches! AIR RAID!!

      • What are you looking at? Wipe that face off your head, bitch.

      • Ginger

        Lick me… All of you!

      • decormaven

        Favorite movie ever!

    • nannypoo

      I did not know those shoes were still available. I had a pair and wore them down to slivers. I never wore them with pants like these, though, and I never had an opportunity to fuck with the paps. I love everything about these pictures.

      • Garcia Loca

        Those types of shoes are super-popular in Asia. I must have had half a dozen in different colors when I lived there.

      • MoHub

        They’re available through the Vermont Country Stor catalog. Not as cheap as they used to be, though

    • Lanus

      She is my Spirit Animal.

    • Sonja Brisson

      Looooove huh and looooove the crazy hair.

    • Little_Olive

      Parker 10, papz 0.

    • LJCdoc

      She is awesome. She’s a master of improv, so I’m not at all surprised that she managed this.

    • JP

      I had those pants…in the late ’80s.

    • CeeQ

      This is all kinds of hilarious =D Love the looks on her face!

    • AnguaVonUberwald

      I would love to love her, but ever since my brother told me she doesn’t tip valets (he was one at the time) she is on my hate list. And those are some wacky pants.

    • jjtxgrrl


    • Imasewsure

      I actually don’t even hate the outfit – hopefully she won’t wear it again in public but whatever…. she’s hilarious

    • SugarSnap108

      I love her despite those pants. That’s the definition of true love.

    • formerlyAnon

      It takes an impressive amount of body confidence to wear this ensemble. Particularly the pants. I bow down to the mental state, if not the look.

    • Coolekat

      those look like origial Dr Scholls

    • tereliz

      Party Girl. I love her. I even love those pants. And I use this phone trick all the time—albeit much more subtly—as a diversion to keep catcallers and panhandlers at bay while I’m crossing Bourbon Street every weekday.

    • decormaven

      Work the camera, darling! I don’t care what she’s got on, that is attitude with an A. Well played.

    • Dawn Sinclair

      WERQ your Rhoda vibe 😀

    • MilaXX

      I love her for this. The entire look head to toe is busted and she doesn’t give a damn. To eff with the paps on top of it all is genius.

    • I’m gonna give her this one. She looks effortless (in a good way) and fun. Good for her.

    • FashionShowAtLunch

      She’s tempting me to get some Dr. Scholl’s. Haven’t worn those in years.

    • Miss_Led

      Comedy fashion gold!

    • Zaftiguana

      She is a national treasure. I can’t even with that fourth one. Hilarious.

    • kimmeister

      I’m getting a young Susan Sarandon vibe from her look.

    • Paula Pertile

      Love her.

    • Shawn EH

      This is why she’s such a great comedienne. I bought Parks & Rec season 3 on DVD just for her episode.

    • sagecreek

      OMG are those the Dr Scholl’s I had in 1981?

      I’ve been looking for those!

    • Heather

      Why don’t I ever see her when I am out and about in Soho? Because Parker, girl, we would be such great friends!

    • Rhonda Shore

      Here she looks like the Parker Posey I loved in “Party Girl.” And I like the pants!

    • Ramon Figueroa

      “Party Girl,” the neurotic dog owner, and the girl in the show in the Christopher Guest mockumentaries, and finally her work as Jack McFarland’s boss in “Will and Grace.” She is forever.

    • psychoblonde

      She’s still a mad fashion genius in my book! Even if she has gone mad!

    • largishbearishAtlish

      *THIS* is the opening shot if they ever (god forbid!) remake Mary Tyler Moore. perfection! love the smile in the second pic.

    • largishbearishAtlish

      T’lo, we beseach thee, in your bordering on amazing powers of perusal, bless us with more Parker Posey pics…please please please? We will promise to love you even more than we already do…

      Parker Posey cleans the pallet of so many tragic RC pics, thank you.

    • Charlotte Karlsen

      LOVE HER!

    • ashtangajunkie

      “Lick me! All of you!”

    • Laurie Landry

      Crazy pants day.

    • quiltrx

      I’m sure she’s just pretending it’s all for a Guest mockumentary, and making up this hilarious ‘role’ right on the spot. Love her!

    • ballerinawithagun

      Paper bag pants!!!! Loved them in the late 80s.

    • PeggyGravel

      It does look like she’s having one of those fake conversations and it’s probably staged but she looks like she’s having fun.

    • Judy_J

      She is an actress, after all. Those pants aren’t the most flattering item of clothing, but they do look comfortable.

    • kim bunchalastnames

      i want whatever’s in that cup.

    • jw_ny

      The facial expressions are truly priceless! She’s on my irrational LOVE list. 🙂

    • Melissa Brogan

      Is that the biggest smartphone case EVER or what? I do love her crazy ass though.

    • She looks like a mom in a mid-90s sitcom, right down to the giant phone. Is that even a phone?

    • shorty j

      If I saw her walking down the street in SoHo, even if I had no idea who she was, it would make my entire day. This is delightful.

    • Ann VerWiebe

      I thought this might be a period get-up because the phone looks ginormous (I went through the paperbag pants thing in the late ’80s), but I think it’s just the case. I hate to say it, but they look really comfortable and she looks fabulous!

    • Ifeoluwa Olokode

      I actually love the pants. Any bitter kittens know where I can get a similar pair?

    • Lucas

      She’s funny, I can’t help but love that weirdo. Side note: what the heck kind of case does she have her phone in? It looks like an iPhone, but that looks like a big bulky thing next to her ear.

    • macwell

      It might be genius action, but – those clothes though…..: (

    • kathrineb

      You have gotta love this woman for her enthusiasm! I wish I was talking to her.

    • jjtxgrrl

      Had to come back…just for the amusement.

      GAWD. I bet she’s a fun lady.