very brief thoughts on the wimbledon ‘bromance’ of bradley cooper and gerard butler in relation to the concept of ‘britney resting face’

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so the coop and g.but were at the wimbledon men’s final and apparently the television presenters milked this for all it was worth with loads of cutaways.

they’re calling BROMANCE, largely because these two men appeared to be having a good time and they took a photograph of themselves together:


in our culture, those two things instantly morph into a judd apatow movie, WHICH… in the interest of gender parity, let’s acknowledge is completely ridic. would a photograph of two women taking their picture together automatically assume romantical overtones? um… no.

anyway, because the broadcasters were so enamored of this bromance, we have this:


so’s this interests me mostly in that it provides another example of EMOTIONS ALL OVER THE FACE face. ie. the opposite of ‘Bitchy Resting Face‘ (which, btw, is TOTALLY real because the daily mail said so) which i’mma lobby we should just call ‘Britney Resting Face‘ at this point, even though the phrase ‘resting face’ is rather misleading as the primary symptom of this type of face is that it never ever rests. it is, instead, EMOTIONS. ALL OF THE TIME.

but they totally have it, non?



in truth, i’m being a bit unfair in trying to coral coop and g.but into my classification of Britney Resting Face, as they’re at a sporting event and sporting events are notoriously emotional things. obvi… 


but, when we put them in context, it becomes even clearer that they are sufferers of this condition. the woman sitting behind them provides a nice contrast:

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check her out. girl totally has a mean case of Bitchy Resting Face. the coop and g.but? not so much. they are more pensive and concerned.

check her out here:


totes unmoved. for that matter, check out everyone around them, including the julia child woman behind the coop. see how her face barely even deigns to have an emotion? contrasted with:

Screen shot 2013-07-08 at 6.16.27 PMBritney Resting Face. it’s a thing.

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