12 thoughts on “Top 5 Frock Flick Wigs I’d Wear the Shit Out of

  1. “The Borgias,” definitely, although the fops’ wigs in “TDC” were pretty fine. (Did fops ever have their wigs styled like garden topiary?)

  2. You know, I really love these posts because we get to see more of your personalities and sense of fun. I mean, those qualities come through in all of your other posts, too, but in these posts they come across in a special way. Of the ones you listed here, I also LOVED the hair in The Borgias, but I must admit that I loved EVERYTHING in The Borgias. Not listed, and probably weird becuase it’s just a plain look (quite possibly not a wig), I always loved Olivia Hussey’s hair in Romeo and Juliet (maybe only because she was so beautiful in it)? I also loved Glen Close’s hair in Hamlet!!!!

  3. I was wondering if you were going to include Orlando in this list. Oh well, c’est la vie. :)

      1. “The Draughtsman’s Contract” is so deliciously wonderful, I may have to pull out the Blueray and watch it again tonight. The language is thick, like a Restoration comedy, but it’s really just a period who-done-it… and if you don’t know who did it by the end you weren’t paying attention. The draughtsman Mr. Neville is awful, but the aristocracy are just the most dreadful people ever! I love it. Lots a witty sparring and outrageous lines (“You must forgive my curiosity, Madam, and open your knees.”). There are a few references to, like, William of Orange and the Jacobites, but, y’know, it’s still so worth it.

  4. Most often the men’s wigs stay with me✌🏻.
    And it all started for me with: 😍Ioan Gruffudd as 🫶🏻 Horatio Hornblower in the 90s.
    But later I really got a thing for those beautiful “full bottom wigs” like 😍 Rufus Sewell wears in (2003) Charles II – the Power & the Passion, or Rupert Everett in (2004) Stage Beauty. Or indeed Peter Greenaway’s (1982) male cast in The Draughtsman’s Contract, which I saw many years later on TV. I think the whole male cast in ‘The Favorite’ (2018) was the best thing about that particular movie. Just like the whole cast in The Madness of King George (1994) and (1999) tv series The Aristocrats that’s set in almost the same time period.
    And who can forget Cumberbatch? In his prim/slick wig as politician William Pitt in (2006) Amazing Grace. Later Ralph Fiennes and Dominic Cooper wear those wig styles so well in The Duchess (2008). Oh I could go on…😁😅

    1. Renaissance porn in every way. I love Neil Jordan’s imagination; remember what I think was the final episode of the first season, when the entire Borgia clan, including girlfriends, etc., is massed together like some sort of profane Adoration of the Magi to welcome Lucrezia’s kid by that beautiful stable lad? Gorgeous in every way.

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