She's the literary cousin to Katherine Heigl's uptight TV producer in that movie The Ugly Truth, with one major exception.
“It paints the women as shrews, as humorless and uptight, and it paints the men as lovable, goofy, fun-loving guys,” she said.
But the aforementioned “uptight” chick would have a hard time making a case for sexual assault under these specific circumstances.
One of the characters I played was an uptight whackjob, so that was probably written for me.
The ad inspired the ire of the Parents Television Council, and uptight, humorless people everywhere.
We hear about the death of her mother, her father, we hear about her uptight yuppie brother, and her sad, damaged friend Ruby.
I also have a small onscreen role as an uptight nerd, which for some mysterious reason the guys felt certain I could play.
Read another way, she is a horrible mother, an uptight snob, and a bit of a shrew.
In reality, a pimp may be as uptight, jealous, and, indeed, puritanical as any other man.
For Cummings, who was born within an uptight intellectual haven, it was no wonder that he would grow out of that shell.