Fuck! What the fuck did you say? Can you fucking believe that? That fucking bitch! What the fuck? No fucking way? Go fuck yourself. What a fucker. That’s so fucked up. Fucking funny dude! Fuck him!! Fuck her!!! Fuck…..
I never swore in my life – okay, the odd curse word came out of my mouth from time to time, but one of my first and favorite Entertainment Industry Boss’s most frequently used verbs, even with Boss’s Ivy League education, was ‘fuck’. And I began to notice that it was also very popular with Boss’s agent, Boss’s manager, Boss’s publicist, Boss’s friends, basically – everyone in Boss’s world. Everyone loved the verb ‘fuck’, and it had a different meaning depending on how you used it and the intonation that accompanied it.
For example “Where the fuck is Boss?” usually was from a panicked manager who had an important deal that needed Boss’s immediate attention. Whereas, “No fucking way” could either be a sign of indignation and a strong desire to not do something, or it could be followed by a laugh or sigh, showing the obvious implausibility of a certain scenario. For example: Guess who was at lunch with so and so at Spago on Friday?….. “No fucking way”… could either be followed by a shocked facial expression to convey shock and disbelief, or by a small laugh or giggle that was meant to undermine or show the ridiculousness of the situation.
I started to notice that, not only was it used as a verb with the Hollywood Elite – or Los Angeles in general – but it also became a word that took on many grammatical structures: ‘Fuck Face’ – the Noun; He is so ‘fucking’ stupid – the Adverb; Where is my ‘fucking’ jacket – the Adjective….basically the only time I rarely heard ‘Fuck’ used in a sentence was when it was used to describe the actual act of…well fucking….that action would more commonly be described as ‘boning, hooking up, or doing’.
When one certain word is frequently repeated throughout the day, it doesn’t take long for that word to become part of one’s vocabulary. When Madonna moved to London, remember how, within a short time, she re-emerged with a British accent? Mimicking, modeling, whatever a therapist wants to or has called it, ‘fuck’ soon became part of my vocabulary as well. And my mother was really upset by this, as it did and does slip out of my mouth from time to time, and, apparently, I was brought up to be a lady. And only uneducated people, according to my mother, needed to resort to profanity in order to get their point across. Well….Let’s just say…
- My mother still lives in Canada, where it’s fucking cold!
- Where people are really just so fucking nice and polite – that I don’t think Mom will ever really be able to fucking relate to fucking fucked up Hollywood!.
- And that’s okay because….she is the best fucking mom ever!