Completely Crushable: Coco’s Nerd Loves

Ok, admittedly, my number two nerd love is... not much of a nerd at all. She was a team leader for the preppiest sport ever organized (Coxswain. Heh, coxswain.) and rode a vintage motorcycle (my heart: VROOM!). But this dweebette (ahem, me) spent most of the summer of 2000 daydreaming shared picnics and bookclubs, so Young Americans’ Ms. Jake Pratt makes the cut.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Jacqueline Pratt wants to scandalize her mother’s bourgeois sensibilities without sacrificing a hoity-toity education. The solution? Putting everything at stake to pass as “Jake” and matriculate at fancy pants Rawley Academy. And I thought I cared about book learning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • As a Dawson’s Creek spinoff, Jake’s cynicism & witticisms made her both the Pacey (le sigh) and the Joey (high five!) of the Young Americans’ crew.

 

  

  • She taught me everything I ever needed to know about binders.

 

 

  • Hamilton’s (Rawley BMOC, eternal pretty boy Ian Sommerhalder) confusion over Jake’s feminine mystique was dwarfed only by my confusion over who I swooned for more. (a girlish boy? a boyish girl? i... both... what does this mean?)

 

 

  •                     Jake, then                                                           Shane, now                          

                         2/3s of lady gays in my generation owe their “AHA!” moment to Kate Moennig.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 (Dap. Per.)

 

  • Watch the whole (poorly synced) series on Youtube, if you don't believe me.



Next week: a boy and his dolphin...

Comments

happoyen07
 on Fri, February 22, 2013

~~Captain Jean Luc Picard~~

Captain of my Heart

A man who IS (he and I talk) an excellent leader and listener, compasionate, quotes philosophy, will, no doubt, buy awesome wine, a gentleman, regal as a beagle, and. and. and. SWOON~

Having lived in an apartment full of lesbionas, I will have to concur with your 2/3 Kate Moennig theory. There was a wall of posters behind the telly where all the The L Word box sets were on proud display. Miss Moennig is bigger than I thought...

 

cocodevaux
 on Sun, February 24, 2013

No one is immune to her charms.

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