Thursday, August 12, 2021

Ten years of Word on the Streep!

Wow. It's hard to believe it's really been this long. I can remember the summer of 2011 after the first teaser for The Iron Lady came out. So many people were abuzz with how uncanny Meryl's portrayal seemed in just a few short seconds of dialogue. 

Something about it got me more excited than I had in previous awards seasons leading up to a film's release. It probably helped that I'd been dating Joe for a year and a half by that point, and he was savvy enough with the computer to suggest putting my thoughts about all things Meryl onto a blog. Welp...ten years and over a thousand posts later, I've enjoyed perhaps the biggest deep dive into Meryl's screen career anyone has ever undertaken (at least for those of us who choose to write down their thoughts about it publicly). 

Just a quick rundown of some bigger projects Meryl has done since I started:

The Iron Lady
Hope Springs
August: Osage County
Into the Woods
Ricki and the Flash
Florence Foster Jenkins
The Post
Big Little Lies
Little Women
The Prom 
Let Them All Talk

Imagine if she could have another decade even close to the success these films have achieved for her. I suspect many out there may think her best days are far behind her. After all, she just turned 72! Who in God's name is going to have an illustrious string of performances (or even parts!) into their 80s? 

Meryl Streep. That's who. And beyond. Here's to the next ten years of her work. I hope to keep following it every step of the way. My continued gratitude to any and all readers and participants of this blog. It's been a wonderful ride, and I thank you. 


  1. A Joe shoutout but not a Brekke shoutout on the 10 year anniversary blog? Rude.

  2. It's a daily pleasure to visit your blog and read your thoughts on our idol. Thank you for always being looking for any news or rumors on Meryl and for having created a blog full of emotions.

    And the best is yet to come. To (at least) 10 more years!

    1. You are most welcome, and thanks for reading!

  3. When is Meryl going to star in a Biopic about her life called "Streep Tease"?

    1. I think the name has been taken!

  4. Jeff, my favourite site on the Internet and the best for Streep news and conversation. Thank you for all you've put into this great place. Its so fun looking back at old posts and discussions. We have our own little bit of history here :)

    1. Thanks for the kind words, Charlie! It's been my pleasure. So grateful for your continued participation over the years.

  5. This blog has been incredibly important for the Meryl Streep discourse.