Warning: this is not journalism. This is a post comprised of ten photos of adorable mostly old-school celebrity couples. These are photos that make me sigh and want a boyfriend. I’m sorry, I’m single now and I’m doing the best that I can. Yes, this is pithy. So take off your jacket, get a spiked strawberry milkshake and sit down and enjoy.
10. JANE BIRKIN AND SERGE GAINSBOURG
Serge Gainsbourg is one of the greatest lyricists/writers/musicians/French dudes since the dawn of lyricists/writers/musicians/French dudes and Jane Birkin is a lovely wisp of an actress/singer/model and when they got together France exploded into the most French thing that ever happened to France. Let me read their thoughts:
JANE: We’ve…we’ve run out of cigarettes.
9. PATTI SMITH AND ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE
Nothing like trivializing a great artist by defining them by who they dated, right? YEAH! No. I love Patti Smith. I just came across this photo of her with Robert Mapplethorp and thought, oh that is just dreamy and look how current they are. They’re so tough and young and free. They’re everything Brooklyn thinks it is and wishes it could be.
8. BILL CLINTON AND HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON
Yes, this is a photo of Bill and Hillary from college and I put it here on purpose. This photo is my favorite example of promise, awkward love, and the audacity of hope. I know that “the audacity of hope” is an Obama phrase but I think it takes the audacity of hope to see this photo and think, “Yeah, there’s a president. No, not the woman, the dude on the left. Why are you laughing? Sure, he’s got a funny beard and he looks like he deals weed to Dan Akroyd and the rest of the “Saturday Night Live” cast, but he’s totally going to be president–stop laughing.”
7. JUDE LAW AND SIENNA MILLER
What’s going on here? I like to think that Jude Law was having a tempter tantrum that no one was paying attention to him and he missed his nap earlier so he was especially cranky but luckily Sienna had a bag of Jude treats in her purse so all she had to do was feed him every few minutes to keep his noises at bay. Where’s my hairy British boyfriend to feed? This photo is so 2008 I can’t even handle it.
6. MICK JAGGER AND MARIANNE FAITHFULL
I just want a man to put his arm around me and walk me through an airport in his manly heeled shoes. And smell my hair. Just once.