A chicken wrap. Sexy Salma Hayek has added heat to the meat in Burger King® commercials. I saw her in one today. She ordered healthy, lower calorie items like the chicken wraps. Yes, in the commercial, the presence of hot Ms. Hayek made every male Burger King counter clerk want to toss a salad personally just to make her a satisfied customer. It's a very playful, entertaining and effective TV spot. I don't usually go to Burger King. Now I want to. And I want a tossed salad.
. This is based on a real-life murder case from the late 1940s. Martha Beck and her lover, Raymond Fernandez, were executed in prison for their crimes. The press dubbed them the "Lonely Hearts Killers." The two homicidal lovers posed as brother and sister when they bilked widows and spinsters out of their money and killed them. Salma plays Martha as totally demented in her desire for money.
This is a wicked, wicked woman. She'd teabag Satan for $10,000 cash. That's how unscrupulous she is. Like femme fatale movie dames from Barbara Stanwyck's Phyllis in the 1944 classic, Double Indemnity to Kathleen Turner's Matty in 1981's Body Heat, Martha uses sex to get what she wants. Hayek's performance cannot eclipse the film noir fabulousness of Stanwyck in Double Indemnity but it's kinda fun to see her so bat-shit crazy and sexually charged. When this film was finally released, it got scant promotion and played an arthouse cinema in downtown Manhattan for a week or two. It wasn't treated like a major release. Odd, considering it stars John Travolta and James Gandolfini as the two real-life New York detectives trying to solve this difficult case. The two actors worked well together. They looked like they should've starred in a new HBO series called Bear Cops. Those characters were two burly detectives.
. Stoler is American film's most memorable full-figure femme fatale. This black and white, low budget, high-octane indie film is a must-see. It's darkly fascinating.