|"You know how I hate the brown word."|
In these troubling and uncertain times, it is more important than ever to have role models, people whom we can admire and whose behavior we can try to emulate. Towards that end, I have selected as my personal pop culture mentor Mrs. Beverly Sutphin, the homicidal hausfrau portrayed so memorably by Kathleen Turner in John Waters' 1994 dark comedy Serial Mom. This is a woman with numerous positive qualities and useful skills, both domestic and interpersonal, and I think she sets a fine example for the rest of us to follow. But rather than just tell you why I think Beverly Sutphin is so great, I thought I'd actually show you a few examples of the lady herself in action. Please do read on and discover why this fictional character is, in modern Internet parlance, my spirit animal.
1. She has a colorful, diverse vocabulary.
2. She isn't intimidated by celebrities.
3. She's not afraid to express herself.
4. Her dental hygiene? Above reproach.
5. She respects tradition.
6. She stays in touch with close friends.
7. She takes pleasure in her work.
8. She stays true to her beliefs.
9. She knows how to get the job done.
10. She knows the value of a friendly wave.