Posts Tagged ‘Leisha Hailey’

I was very surprised/a little disappointed in myself that my list of 20 favorite actresses was composed completely of white, straight, able-bodied females. The list was made only slightly diverse in that it included seven non-American women (eight if you include Natalie Portman), two of whom speak English as a second language. A couple of […]


The Sichel Sisters’ modest 1997 debut is an exceptional, affecting coming-of-age story that deserves and rewards multiple viewings. Claude and Ellen are 15-year-old best friends growing up in Hell’s Kitchen. They are nearly inseparable though physical and temperamental opposites. As summer begins, Ellen takes up with a controlling, volatile drug dealer named Mark, and Claude […]


The Murmurs, ca. 1994 (Heather Grody, Leisha Hailey)  The Murmurs, 1997 (Heather Grody, Leisha Hailey, Sheri Ozeki, Sherri Solinger) The Murmurs, 1998 (Heather Grody, Leisha Hailey) The Murmurs, 1999 (Heather Grody, Leisha Hailey) I can’t back you on that haircut, Leish. GUSH, ca. 2001 (Brad Casselden, Dave Doyle, Heather Grody, Leisha Hailey, Jon Skibic) You’re […]


More Leisha

13Aug07

The sequence at -1:32 in this video exemplifies why I have a big ol’ crush on Leisha Hailey. Also, I prefer this simplified version of “White Rabbit,” because it isn’t trying too hard to be the Jefferson Airplane original, which it can never be.


I think this cover of “White Rabbit” is pretty banal — Heather Grody’s twee voice cannot compete with Grace Slick’s aggressive, throaty wail and the instrumentation isn’t new and interesting enough to compensate. But I love how intense and fierce Leisha is trying to look in this video. I also love all the electric guitar […]