Why the ‘Visitors’ are really here

     Twice before, I’ve written about Anna, the beautiful and charismatic leader of the Visitors from another planet. 

Morena Baccarin as Anna, the boss lady lizard, on ABC's "V" TV series is stunning in pantyhose during each episode.

     She claims the “V”s “Come in peace.  Always.”   Yeah … not sure anyone’s really buying that, Anna.    

     While Anna’s been selling the Visitors’ unselfish desire to share with us lowly humans their vastly superior medical and environmental technology, clearly, there’s something else going on here. 

     Besides, if the Visitors are so nice, why is there so much fighting going on lately between them and the members of the 5th Column, the resistence group? 

     To discern what’s really going on here, it might be helpful to understand the players – who are the good guys and who are the bad guys?    Well, that’s easy – Anna and the “V”s are the bad guys and the members of the 5th Column are the good guys, right?   Wrong! 

     You see, ABC is clever.  They’re making it look like Anna and the “V”s are the bad guys, but trust me, that just isn’t the case.  Anna is awesome!   First of all, any alien with legs like Anna’s could never be the bad guy.  Secondly, she shows up each and every week decked out in another gorgeous dress or designer suit, complete with high heels, and wearing an absolutely delicious-looking pair of sheer pantyhose.  Clearly, she and the Visitors are the good guys here. 

     So, what’s the real reason the Visitors are here?   Simple:  Anna secretly is a good alien, sent here to heal the hurt and damage caused by an earlier visitor who really was an evil alien – one Carrie Bradshaw.    You remember her – that really terrible character who singlehandedly “ran” pantyhose out of Hollywood, and subsequently, the rest of the planet, with that awful TV series of the mid-1990s, Sex and the City.  

     Anyone who’s ever seen Sarah Jessica Parker – an evil alien visitor to Earth in real life – and that stupid TV series of hers, knows who the real bad guys in the “V” show are.

     Let’s review: Carrie/Sarah Jessica Parker = bad, evil, ugly alien; Anna = good, awesome, beautiful alien.

      Yes, I think it’s clear that Anna and the Visitors are here only to save Earth from itself.   She wants to help Earth women recapture their sense of beauty, femininity, class and grace, but to do this, she and her innocent Visitors have to win us over, while battling members of the resistance group who are intent on ruining the planet by encouraging women to wear dresses, suits, even formal gowns, with gorgeous high heels and, gasp, BARE LEGS. 

     I say let Anna and the Visitors take over the world.  I’d follow her anywhere.  We less-than-exotic Earthlings can really learn from the example she’s setting.   We should thank Anna for being the supreme example of what women should be — or at least how we should look. 

     Please do take over the world, Anna, and make us a more beautiful, glamorous people.

Sign of the Times?

Robin Maryland, president, ActSensuous

Hi.  This is Robin, president and co-founder of ActSensuous.  Welcome to our first blog.

Here, we’ll discuss all things pantyhose.  I’ll tell you what’s been on my mind lately, and you can reply with your take on the topic.

Sign of the Times?

Something I’ve been thinking about recently:  Are women fond of the “bare legs look” today because it’s one way for them to make a statement, and is that statement a fashion or political one? 

In other words, is the “bare legs look” really about following what is supposedly fashionable today, or is this an issue of choosing not to conform to what has long been the norm for how professional women dress?

Further, do you think women who choose not to wear pantyhose, even though they are wearing a skirt suit or other professional attire, feel a bit uneasy about the look?  Or, do you think they really don’t give it any thought?

I have to believe that women must feel a bit out of place when they wear an outfit that clearly calls for pantyhose, but it’s almost as if they relish being a little anti-establishment. 

Not wearing pantyhose, even though they know they should, might be their way of  protesting — of expressing that whole “the world needs change” attitude that seems to be the Sign of the Times today. 

Or, are they just riding the bandwagon while they can, knowing full well that some day, pantyhose will be back in favor, and they’ll deal with it then?

What do you think?