A plethora of reaction to Callie (Sara Ramirez) on Grey’s Anatomy — especially regarding her dancing in her boy short panties. As if any female from other than ‘stick’ is worthy of dancing in her scanties.
I could go on & on about how I find Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) too be too thin; or how it’s completely unfair that Bailey (Chandra Wilson) is completely ignored in this conversation, as if her status as a mom removes her from the discussion; but I won’t (not now anyway). Instead, I’ll try to stick to the topic of Callie/Sara’s weight & look.
In my opinion, she is hot, Hot, HOT.
She’s not large by any stretch of the imagination — larger than some of her fellow actors on the set (which I am trying desperately to refrain from speaking of), but not a large woman. Take her off the anorexic set and put her in any one’s living room, and she’s a thin woman. But on the show, she represents a real woman with curves.
In NYMag’s interview with Sara Ramirez there was this exchange:
NYMag’s Jada Yuan: Was there pressure in going from stage to TV to change your appearance?
Ramirez: Not at all. I actually gained a lot of weight when I started to do Grey’s Anatomy. Doing eight theater shows a week, girl, is such a workout. But with TV, you’re, like, sitting in your trailer waiting to go to the set. And there’s catering and craft service every place you look.
NYMag’s Jada Yuan: Between you and America Ferrera on Ugly Betty, there’s a mini-boom for curvier, “real” Latin women.
Ramirez: Absolutely. I’ve spoken to America several times at events about how funny it is that we’re on TV, and how cool it is to represent a group of women who aren’t stick-thin. I know my boyfriend loves to have something to hold onto. There’s a lot of men out there who do.
Yes. Men do. And there are many women who find you, Sara, a sexual siren of seduction.
Why, for the love of God, do people keep referring to Dr. Torres as “hot”. She is a disgusting pig monster. If any of the writers from this show research these websites for ideas on what the fans want to see I hope they see this: I almost threw up when they showed that linebacker dancing in her boy-shorts underwear. I have a new found respect for the talent of the actors and actresses on this show that have to make comments like “she’s hot George” or “you have a hot girlfriend that wants you” without cringing or laughing hysterically. I don’t even want to begin on the fact that these writers put the possibility of Dr. Sloan hooking up with this sea cow. For a successful good looking plastic surgeon to hook up with a potential “before” shot of an infomercial would require enough alcohol to drown an elephant in.
Gee, I guess we can see why this poster would prefer to be nameless — it’s classic troll behavior, posting things you’d never ever say to someone’s face with the bravado of anonymoty as if all deceny & human behavior is now exempt from your character. Ugh. But enough talk of such unenlightened behavior.
Krista Vernoff, one of the writers on Grey’s wrote:
“I LOVE CALLIE. I LOVE HER. And I LOVED her dancing. Don’t write me any meanness about my Callie cause I won’t read it. Plus I’ll get mad when I do read it after I said I won’t. Callie rocks. And she is, to me, about the sexiest woman I’ve ever seen on TV.”
Amen, Krista. Kudos for saying that.
And now if you dare to make Callie anything less than what she is, weight or character wise, I will haunt you forever. Ditto for the fine actress who plays her.
I wish I had the clip of Callie dancing in her panties. It’s such a great scene. All I could find was this later scene still.
If any of you have a clip or still from the dancing scene, or see it on the web, please let me know!