October 9, 2012 by shepla
Millie: “Oh, Clicker darling, I’m so happy I can’t even speak!”
And to her rival Chili: “I hope that you’ll become engaged soon too, Chili dear–so that you can be as happy as I!”
Then Millie learns that wardrobe mistress Agnes was once engaged when she was a model, and it didn’t work out. Mr. Hanover (who runs the agency Millie works at), relays to story to Millie, explaining, “It seems Agnes found that romance and a modeling career just didn’t mix!” Millie gets all freaked out about being engaged because she can’t imagine giving up modeling, and then Clicker gets all weirdly possessive, insisting that he should be the only photographer who takes pictures of his fiancée.
Of course Millie and Clicker make up, and when they’re at dinner a throng of fans stop by their table to congratulate the couple on their engagement. One woman remarks to Millie, “We’re sorry you’ll be giving up modeling–but you’ll probably be happier as a housewife!” Millie’s thought balloon: “What made them think I’ll be giving up modeling?”
The next day Millie decides to have a talk with Clicker to tell him she wants to keep modeling even when she’s married. Chili and fellow model Toni tell her she’s not ready for marriage–and meanwhile, Mr. Hanover tells Clicker the same thing. Millie overhears the conversation and runs to Clicker, thrilled that he feels the same way she does. Millie: “I love you too much to marry you until I’m ready to devote every minute of my life to just being Mrs. Clicker Holbrook–and nothing else!”
How amazing is it that marriage was supposed to be a woman’s sole occupation?! It blows my mind.