Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Maybe it's because I remember when she was just "Thora"

As a kid (and using the name Thora) Thora Birch was in one of the best comedies ever, Day by Day. Why was Day by Day so awesome? It had the best Brady Bunch dream skit ever, using the actual Brady actors; in many ways, it was the half hour version of the Brady Bunch Movie. Sadly, I cannot find an online video link to this gem. You just have to believe me; it was full of snark, with the Brady actors mocking themselves, and it was good.

So I've watched her grow up, the kid movies, the transition into grown up roles. And then I saw this over at Defamer and felt... OK, I know what her parents did or didn't do shouldn't matter at all. But it is kind of icky.


Beth said...

I saw it and thought it was icky too. But, I would be really interested to hear from Thora at some point how growing up with porn star parents affected her. Or if she thinks it did. Maybe they were just a normal family. Hmm.

Liz B said...

I'm always a little intrigued by show biz parents anyway; how a child becomes the breadwinner, how the parent's focus shifts from being parent to being manager, with the kid as a commodity with a shelf life, who manages to transition from kid star to regular actor, etc. So to think of show biz parents who used to be porn stars... was Thora the ticket to being legitimate in Hollywood? It just seems....odd.