Demi Moore appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman last night, selling Flawless, her period-set diamond heist picture with Michael Caine, and proved two important things in the process: 1) that she still has the effortlessly engaging anecdotal talk show circuit skills of a pro, flat out, and 2) that there’s an undeniable, very real culture gap between Hollywood and the rest of the country. The latter became evident when Moore started talking about a recent jaunt to Austria for… leech therapy?! Yes, seriously.
She described the process in some detail (and, I’ll give her minor props, how it detoxifies the blood, at least as she understands it), saying they used her belly-button as the… ummm, point of entry? “After it gets super-drunk on your blood, it just rolls over, kind of like it’s stumbling out of a bar,” she explained. Lovely! She also mentioned rocking a turpentine bath or two. The audience was engaged, and laughing during Moore’s two segments, but also, you could tell, thinking, “Who the hell is this chick?” I don’t want to say that it’s shit like this that gives Hollywood a bad name, but… it’s shit like this that gives Hollywood a bad name.