Ed Koch Finds Film Adaptation of Poorly-Written Book Poorly Written

Ed Koch has been at loose ends since getting kicked out of Gracie Mansion. The former mayor spends his days hanging out with old pals, endorsing every Republican who comes down the pike, perfecting his Frank Perdue impersonation and, as it turns out, going to the movies. Koch recently caught The Devil Wears Prada, and found it wanting: "It is a ridiculous flop. The script is among the worst of the year and the acting is very trite and ordinary." Koch also found Meryl Streep to be "a one-trick pony." The film has been generally well reviewed, so we're not sure what caused this level of vituperation. Maybe the movie just sucked. Maybe Ed was in a bad mood when he went to see it. Or maybe it had to do with the fact that the only major gay role was played by Stanley Tucci. Could be anything, really.

Koch vs. Streep [NYT]