My personal problem with Babs in the "ugly duckling" role
I love Barbra Streisand. LOVE her. My whole life - I grew up with her music in my house as a kid. I grew up with her as a kid watching The Way We Were, For Pete's Sake, Funny Girl/Lady, and first and foremost, What's Up Doc.
She has a sparkle about her, a charisma that is undeniable. She was so goddamned attractive in What's Up Doc I can't even stand it. And by attractive, I don't even mean good-looking. She said it best, something like, "You can't fight a tidal wave." How could anyone NOT fall in love with her in that movie?
So I can't really accept her in this ugly duckling role; sorry. And I can't see her as anything but desirable here, because, after all, she's still Barbra.
I want the doctor to take your picture so I can look at you from inside as well.