Paris Hilton IS Daisy Buchanan

The news that Paris Hilton is going to play Daisy Buchanan in an upcoming film version of The Great Gatsby might seem horrifying to some — until we remember the fact that Daisy Buchanan was rich, ditsy and superficial. And so is Paris Hilton.

Even if Paris Hilton simply shows up to the set, this is nothing less than perfect casting.

Here are a few reasons why Paris Hilton will succeed in the role of Daisy Buchanan:

The other girl, Daisy, made an attempt to rise–she leaned slightly
forward with a conscientious expression–then she laughed, an absurd,
charming little laugh, and I laughed too and came forward into the

“I’m p-paralyzed with happiness.” She laughed again, as if she said something very witty, and held my hand for a moment, looking up into my
face, promising that there was no one in the world she so much wanted
to see. That was a way she had.

* * *

“Gatsby?” demanded Daisy. “What Gatsby?”

* * *

“Why CANDLES?” objected Daisy, frowning. She snapped them out with her fingers. “In two weeks it’ll be the longest day in the year.”

She looked at us all radiantly. “Do you always watch for the longest day of the year and then miss it? I always watch for the longest day in the year and then miss it.”

* * *

Perhaps Daisy never went in for amour at all–and yet there’s something in that voice of hers. . . .

* * *

Then from the living-room I heard a sort of choking murmur and part of a laugh, followed by Daisy’s voice on a clear artificial note: “I certainly am awfully glad to see you again.”

* * *

He hadn’t once ceased looking at Daisy, and I think he revalued
everything in his house according to the measure of response it drew
from her well-loved eyes.


  1. Fair enough. FSF might have even left us a clue as to how an emaciated Daisy would have looked in fetching green “night vision”:

    “Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us.”

    Prescient, no? Almost spooky, really.

  2. Ed — if you ever need a title for a new blog, try “Perfect Casting or Pathetic Fallacy?”

  3. I’m not a proud man. If it’s teed up, I’m taking a cut at it. (Apparently Old Hag and I have the same standards.)

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