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Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 01/28/2010

For Susan Sarandon, a spanking good time

By Liz Kelly

I'd like to apologize now for leaving this image in your head for the rest of the day, but don't blame me. Blame Susan Sarandon -- who may be taking her newly single/liberation thing a little too far.

We learned of Sarandon's split from long-time partner Tim Robbins back in December and, hell yes, a girl's got a right to go a little wild and hang out in ping-pong bars and whatnot.

But earlier this week, the 63-year-old Oscar winner turned up on stage at a New York show by band Of Montreal and proceeded to get a little surreal. Okay, a lot surreal. The action starts at around 00:40:

For those of you who can't watch, Sarandon appears on stage dressed as a school marm and proceeds to bend a grown man dressed as a pig over her knee and spank him with a ruler. Then, after a nod to the (I'm sure stunned and horrified) audience, she makes her exit.

Why, Susan, why? Wrote one commenter on New York Magazine's Vulture blog:

Is it safe to say that Susan Sarandon is going through some sort of mid-life crisis? This is the only way I can justify her absolute need to become the biggest granny-hipster around.

Solange Knowles later showed up to do a song with the band, too. But -- honestly -- after the Sarandon pig spanking, who cares?

By Liz Kelly  | January 28, 2010; 11:01 AM ET
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Hey Liz, I can't be on the chat later today but, can you add this question to your roster?
How come we don't hear anything in Celebritology about John Edwards' love affair? True, the guy is more politician than celebrity BUT, once you start checking the boxes of affair, love child, public exposure AND sex video... doesn't he deserve a few lines here and there? Isn't he between Jon Gosselin (who taught us so much about how NOT to use contraception) and Paris Hilton (who taught us why it is somewhat inconvenient to misplace sex videos of oneself). eh? I want to include Mr Edwards in your Celebritology list of characters to follow. Anyways, we can agree to disagree.
Thanks! ile

Posted by: ileschinder | January 28, 2010 11:21 AM | Report abuse

"For those of you who can't watch," -- was a double meaning intended there, i.e., firewall issues and/or can't bear to watch?

The headline alone was enough to give me visuals I really didn't need.

And now I'm wondering where Barry Bostwick is and if he's engaged in similar activities in his own post-"Rocky Horror" days. Again, more visuals. . . .

Posted by: td_in_baltimore | January 28, 2010 11:24 AM | Report abuse

TD - Barry Bostwick was the mayor in Spin City (to update people's image). IMDB says he has filed for divorce, so you never know what might be coming.

Posted by: mcleve | January 28, 2010 12:13 PM | Report abuse

Well they were bad piggies....

Posted by: hodie2 | January 28, 2010 12:15 PM | Report abuse

This little piggy went to market.
This little piggy stayed home.
This little piggy was spanked by Susan Sarandon on stage.
This little piggy had none.
And this little piggy high tailed it out of here before Sarandon caught up with him.

Posted by: Chasmosaur1 | January 28, 2010 1:02 PM | Report abuse

Madonna must have been unavailable for the gig.

Posted by: sasquatchbigfoot | January 28, 2010 1:07 PM | Report abuse

Shock the monkey, spank the pig. Where will it end? WHERE WILL IT END?!?

Posted by: byoolin1 | January 28, 2010 1:15 PM | Report abuse

There is not enough brain-bleach in all the world to obliterate this image...

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | January 28, 2010 1:34 PM | Report abuse

Madonna must have been unavailable for the gig.

Posted by: sasquatchbigfoot | January 28, 2010 1:07 PM

Sas, I first read that as "for the pig."

Posted by: northgs | January 28, 2010 1:39 PM | Report abuse

Northgs, I like your reading better.

Posted by: sasquatchbigfoot | January 28, 2010 1:42 PM | Report abuse

You're right. Susan Sarandon debased a perfectly respectable dancing pig skit. Sheesh.

Posted by: oxhead1 | January 28, 2010 1:51 PM | Report abuse

Yet another example of too much pork in the stimulus.

Posted by: Ted_Striker | January 28, 2010 2:26 PM | Report abuse

Oh come on. Susan looked good, and those pigs were asking for it.

Posted by: patrick4 | January 28, 2010 3:51 PM | Report abuse

Just wait till Heifer International finds out what its celebrity supporter likes to do to livestock.

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | January 28, 2010 3:56 PM | Report abuse

You failed to mention she was sitting on the lead singers back! What a sight, what a woman!

Posted by: tojo45 | January 29, 2010 8:53 AM | Report abuse

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