Well, it's time to move along, away from spandex and valley girls and into the land of grunge and extreme sports. Isn't it fun to distill entire decades down to a mere two artifacts?!? I sure think so.. (I wonder what the 00s will be narrowed down to...9/11 and Apple products, maybe? American Idol? Anyway...)
Not too much explanation is necessary. I've put together a list of 32 contenders, seeded them each 1-8 and built a tournament bracket. Every weekday (or so), I'll post a new matchup, complete with an in-post poll. Your job is to fawn over the idea and/or the women and then vote on who you think represents the 90s best. If there's one guideline I have, it's this: try to judge the contenders based on their "stats" circa 10-20 years ago and not on their current stage in life.
Additionally, the criteria for who should win is hard to put a finger on, but I think it's roughly equal parts looks and cultural relevance (I've tried to seed it as such as well). Cindy Crawford might have been the face of the early 90s, but her one role in Fair Game doesn't count for shit in the world of the movies. Likewise, Linda Hamilton might be a wonderful person, and an icon of the 90s thanks to T2, but outside of those guns she sported, I don't know many that would ever confuse her with a model.
Below are all of the seeds (click here for the full bracket). Proceed bitching about who made it, who didn't, and/or where those that made it were seeded. The first matchup ought to be up tomorrow.
Finally, many thanks to my friend Alex (aka commenter Nic Cage) for his input on the ladies/seeds and his photo research skills.
|7||Sarah Michelle Gellar|
And yes, Demi Moore and Jennifer Connelly are the only two holdovers from the 80s tourney. As for Kim Basinger and Michelle Pfeiffer (two that I mistakenly omitted from the prior tourney)...well, they were left on the cutting room floor this time. Sorry, ladies.