the odd origins of ‘strangers with candy’

I had absolutely no idea that Jerri Blank, the high school-attending former prostitute and drug addict portrayed by Amy Sedaris in “Strangers with Candy” was based on a real person. I’m very confused right now, and, I think, even more impressed with Sedaris. (via Metafilter)

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5 Comments

  1. Tony Buttons Esq.
    Posted June 30, 2006 at 1:33 pm | Permalink

    She looks like Richard Pryor after he freebased his face.

  2. julesabu
    Posted July 1, 2006 at 10:18 am | Permalink

    That is a fabulous link. It’s hilarious that the “adults” in charge, would expose teens to such freaks in the interest of “saving” them. I remember reading a typically overwrought account of an acid trip in my mom’s Reader’s Digest when I was 12. I couldn’t wait to try it after that.

  3. Dave
    Posted July 1, 2006 at 4:35 pm | Permalink

    Please do not post pictures of Amy Sedaris ever again. My eyeballs have imploded from the horror. She wasn’t just hit with the ugly stick. The ugly tree fell and crushed her.

  4. schutzman
    Posted July 1, 2006 at 5:51 pm | Permalink

    I agree, Dave, she can be truly hideous.

    But only when she wants to be:

    Amy Sedaris Pictoral

  5. Dave
    Posted July 3, 2006 at 3:11 pm | Permalink

    Whoa. Nice rack.

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