After mentioning Lady 024‘s stint on The Deep End yesterday, I was feeling a bit inspired. Enter one Tina Majorino, former child star (remember her lookin’ all dirty in Waterworld?) and cult actress to a degree. I feel like Tina has pockets of fans, and I don’t really fall into the Veronica Mars or Napolean Dynamite groupings. I got a little girl crush on Tina on that now off-the-rails show, Big Love. See, Tina’s straight-laced Mormon character, Heather, had this raging lesbo subtext with her best friend, conflicted daughter-of-polygamists Sarah (Amanda Seyfried). They were soooo super gay and complicated together, and the relationship had a ton of potential, which sadly the producers chose not to capitalize on past season 2. I lost my big love for Big Love at that point, and it’s only in retrospect that I realize that the lack of juicy Tina Majorino material (and the fact that Sarah ends up with a skeezy dude instead) was probably the deciding factor in my quitting the show. Too bad, so sad. I hope Tina’s next project is a heck of a lot more successful than The Deep End. Because really, that show was more like The Kiddie Pool Some Toddler Just Peed In.
(I feel a little pedophilic highlighting The Maj, if only because she just seems so young and wholesome. Still, she’s several months older than me, so fair game.)