Tina Fey and Amy Poehler should be allowed to do whatever they want: star in funny TV shows (despite meh ratings), make movies, write books, act as spokeswomen for the modern-day feminist movement. Heck, they could even run for office. They are, right now, America’s best gal pals, the two women we’d rather watch awards shows with (in sweat pants) than watch them endure the indignity of having to host the Golden Globes.
The best and oddest part of Sunday night’s show came more than two hours in, when a radiant but extremely nervous Jodie Foster came out of the closet. And announced her retirement from show business. Or something like that.
Foster, accepting a Cecil B. DeMille lifetime achievement award at the ripe old age of 50, gave a rambling but heartfelt acceptance speech about everything under the sun: being in show business all her life, guarding her privacy, being a mother, being a daughter. It was very moving — and utterly baffling. It will take many days for a full exegesis of the text, so everyone get to work on that.