Stream: Drop Dead Gorgeous
Kirsten Dunst is back on screen, this time as a former pageant queen caught up in a ruthless pyramid scheme in Showtime’s On Becoming a God in Central Florida. As the season rolls out, it also brings to mind that other time Dunst was a pageant winner—in the satirical mockumentary Drop Dead Gorgeous. Dunst plays Amber Atkins, a high schooler from Minnesota who enters the Sarah Rose Princess America Pageant. But as the competition nears and contestants start dropping like flies, it starts to look like the pageant might be rigged. In a performance that was not nominated for an Oscar, Dunst unwittingly avoids falling stage lights and exploding parade floats, all while pulling off a pretty kooky Minnesotan accent.