We already know Helen Mirren
is The Queen. Actually, she’s been a few queens, most of them named
Elizabeth. But now she can add Queen of the Mashups to her long list
of distinguished roles.
The U.K. paper The Times reports that some 400 Mirren mashups have
been posted on various video sites this year. That makes the
real-life dame a more popular tribute subject than perennial tabloid
princesses Britney Spears and Lindsay Lohan. According to the
article, only Star
Trek and Harry Potter rival her mashup dominance. I believe this proves
my theory that once you rule the geeks, you rule the Internet.
Among the mashups mentioned
is the fun “Notes on a Queen,” where The Queen’s Helen and Notes
on a Scandal’s Judi Dench square off for Oscar gold.
Another one I found that’s
good for a chuckle is “The Queen and Donkey,” combining … well,
I think it’s pretty self-explanatory.
Sadly, I could not find the
kung-fu-fighting queen clip mentioned in The Times. And trust me, I
looked. (Note: If you’ve found it, please post the link. I am dying
to see her “hai-yah!” her way through the competition.) So, why
all the mashup love for Queen Helen? A researcher from Idolator, quoted
in the story, summed it up nicely.
“(Helen) is sexy, smart and
fun — a role model for young American women. You can tell she probably
says inappropriate things at cocktail parties and thinks anti-smoking
campaigns are stupid.”
Now, if I were more technologically
advanced in my geekery, I’m sure I’d be among the legions creating
their own three-minute homages to “the Dirty Dame with the body beautiful.”
But, as it is, I remain stubbornly wedded to the quaint mediums of the
written word and non-moving picture. So instead, this is my kind of
Got your own favorite Mirren
mashes? Post ’em if you got ’em.