No Pitting or Pulling a Jolie here, darlings. They’re on the very best red carpet behavior.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie attend a private reception as costumes and props from Disney’s “Maleficent” are exhibited in support of Great Ormond Street Hospital at Kensington Palace in London. Angelia Jolie is wearing an Atelier Versace gown. Brad Pitt is wearing a Gucci suit.
“Pitting” and “Pulling a Jolie” are terms we coined which are now in wide use the world over and we shouldn’t have to explain them to you because everyone knows what they mean and regularly laud us for our brilliance in coming up with them. We’re pretty sure they’re in the dictionary and everything. But for those of you who aren’t up on the absolute latest in bitchy lingo, “Pitting” refers to guys who think they’re so good looking they don’t have to put any effort in on the red carpet and “Pulling a Jolie” means roughly the same thing for the ladystars. These two were always the height of giving no fucks on the RC.
Which is why it’s so nice to see them both putting the effort in lately. There’s nothing wrong with being put together and elegant, amirite, Brad and Angie? Especially as you get a little older and branch out in your careers into things like producing and charity work. She looks truly spectacular. She and Elle are clearly dressing like their characters for the poledance, and while we wouldn’t normally applaud being so literal about it, we think this is a case where they and the movie are well served by making that constant connection between star and role. Also: that’s the best makeup job we’ve seen on her in some time. She looks radiant.
He looks a little sleazy, yes. The gold chain and the black dress shirt with two opened buttons? That’s never not gonna read “strip joint owner” to us. You add in the transition lenses and the slicked back hair and you’ve got a guy most ladies would cross the street to avoid. Except he’s Brad Pitt, which means he can do all these things and still come off looking hot. Besides, this is pretty much who he is. He’s not a George Clooney type, always showing up in the same classic suit or tuxedo. He’s always cultivated a slightly rougher image for himself. This is a long way of saying that none of this is our taste and we would not have advised him to make most of these choices, but he can pull it off because he’s Brad Pitt. Please don’t try this at home. Brad is a trained driver on an enclosed track.
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