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Subject: Re: BeBe Buell Book Reviews contd - and more Buellshit exposed

Just a thought
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Date Posted: 16:29:28 01/12/02 Sat
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In reply to: sheva 's message, "Re: BeBe Buell Book Reviews contd - and more Buellshit exposed" on 14:01:13 01/11/02 Fri

>Oh, my, I guess it's a world-wide conspiracy against
>poor Bebe, isn't it?
>Meanwhile, more Bebe stories get blown out of the
>water...remember back when "Almost Famous" came out,
>and Bebe told everyone that Penny Lane was based on
>her? This got repeated in more than one review of the
>film, and Cameron Crowe's comment that Penny was based
>on a real person didn't help. Anyone seeing the movie
>had to question that - there was NO WAY that the Penny
>Lane character could be based on Bebe! Well, now that
>the DVD is out, with Cameron's commentary, the full
>story emerges. Several times during the commentary, he
>states that Penny is based on a Seattle girl named
>Penny - "the real Penny Lane", according to Cameron.
>He makes it clear that most of her characteristics -
>her sweetness, her support of and love for the music,
>her loyalty to the bands as well as her friends, and
>her tendency to nurture everyone around her - came
>directly from the real Penny. Well, come on, now -
>does ANY of that sound like Bebe?!? He does toss
>Bebe's name out, however, when talking about the
>inspiration for Penny and the other girls' look - he
>mentions "those larger-than-life women around at that
>time, like Bebe Buell, always hanging on the arm of
>some star". Gee, what a tribute... oh, wait, I get it
>- Jason Lee's character in the film is named Jeff
>Beebe - so HE must be based on her, right? :)

I don't think Bebe's claimed the Penny Lane character was based on her. I think her claim is she was the inspiration for THE WHOLE MOVIE. Just because Cameron Crowe said in some interview that when he was writing the screenplay, one of the pictures he had up on his wall was of Bebe cheering at a concert. He also said he named the Jeff Bebe character after her. Isn't it funny that Jeff Bebe was the most whiny, insecure character in the movie? How fitting. Personally, I think Cameron must've had a crush on Bebe back then for him to not see her for what she really is. If Cameron had been a major rock star back then, Bebe probably would've tried to get together with him, since she was a such a starfucker/groupie/hanger-on. But she only went after big rock stars and wouldn't go for a lowly journalist. And there's no way the Penny Lane character could be based on Bebe...The Penny Lane character was sweet, generous, and didn't have a problem with hanging with other groupies. Bebe has been notoriously catty towards other women who share similar groupie experiences.

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