happy birthday jessica lange

Happy Birthday to my angel, my love, my dream - Jessica Phyllis Lange

(sorry in advance if this is somewhat long)

My dearest Jessica,

The first time I laid eyes on you was when I watched Prozac Nation. At the time I was crazy into psychological films or films about depression and I just needed to watch it. I liked the character of Ms. Wurtzel, but I still wasn’t a die hard fan of yours.

Then I came across a strange film called Sybil. I was very hesitant to watch it because it kind of freaked me out, the concept and whatnot, but I could not be more grateful or fortunate to have made that impulsive decision at 4am on that hot summer night to watch the documentary because that is the moment I fell completely head over heels in love with you. 

I can’t even begin to explain how absolutely captivating, extraordinary and talented you are - you’re like every quality a woman can hope to attain as she ages rolled into a quite possibly perfect human being. You’re beautiful, sexy, elegant, graceful, fierce and absolutely timeless. 

I haven’t seen your full filmography yet, seeing as I started halfway through last summer and hope to complete it by the end of this summer, but I know you’re one of the best actresses to ever exist. 

Thanks to you I am more well rounded - your films have introduced me to many aspects of the world I would have otherwise been hidden from. I also wouldn’t have met half of the absolutely glorious humans I have through twitter.

Jessica, I have to end this by saying you make me so emotional and you also push me to work so much harder in life. You’re brilliant onstage and off - and I want to be just like you, although I know I could never possibly be as perfect as you are.

Thank you for existing and being angelic in every sense of the word, you deserve to have a really great birthday with your daughters or maybe your lover? I hope you have as fabulous a day as you are. I love you so much.

(p.s. I’m 16 and you’re 64 and I often get made fun of that I absolutely worship and idolize you so thank you for giving me a voice to stand for up for myself all sassy like you.)

(p.p.s. who is betty drake…)