Commenter lormac, responding to my having outed myself as a New Girl fan, says: “I feel like I could have lunch with Zooey Deschanel and and she would not make me feel like sh-t. Somehow I think that if I had lunch with Marissa Mayer, she would make it a point to make me feel that way.” I don’t totally agree with that last part but I do get it. MM doesn’t come off particularly huggy, but I’d guess that’s just her highly practiced corporate smoothness. Still, it got me thinking: of all the women who’ve been on the pop-culture radar lately, who’d be your lunchtime dream date? Like for instance, might it be:
Unlikely feminist icon Katie Holmes?
Beautiful, brilliant cypher Huma Abedin?
The polarizing Ms. Mayer?
The endlessly entertaining Lena Dunham? Or one of the many others who fascinate and delight us?
Also: which women terrify but deeply obsess you? Like you’d want to have lunch with them, but only if your best friend was there too?