May 5, 2010
Jack or Sawyer?
One sure fire hook for me and many women I think is that every week we are presented with two archetypes of male attractiveness that are, at least for me, irresistible. The All American handsome doctor vs. the Hardass, Hardbody Troubled Soul. And just like the lead female character, Kate, we go back and forth between the two. Jack or Sawyer? We know what we mean when we ask each other that question.
In a perfect world you would live in a matriarchal society where you could have them both. But who’s kidding who here? Matriarchal societies were done away with once organized religion found a way to marginalize anything feminine. I decided religion wasn’t for me when I heard a sermon about how the husband was like the head of the body and the wife was the neck, there to support him. Off track, off topic and sure to offend somebody so I’ll try to course correct here.
So, given that we must choose, who do you go for? Jack or Sawyer? I have to go with Sawyer. The bad boy has always held more appeal for me. They are more of a challenge, they argue better, and are less likely to leave you once you get older. I imagine the Jacks of the world spend a little too much time gazing at themselves in mirrors. They know they are breathtakingly handsome and never let you forget it.
My daughter sent me a link with pictures of the Lost actors before they were famous. The pictures of Jack and Sawyer were from their high school days. There was Jack in his football uniform looking all dreamy and unobtainable. And there was Sawyer, looking as if he was skipping school and headed out to find some trouble somewhere. That sealed the deal.. Sawyer, all the way.