Andy Says: Reese Witherspoon's MTV Movie Awards Speech Was Brilliant!

Mon, June 6, 2011 9:22am EST by 14 Comments

Reese slammed Blake Lively, Kim Kardashian & more scandalous stars — without naming names, of course. What did you think of her speech?

June 5, 2011, is officially marked on my calendar as the day I fell back in love with Reese Witherspoon. We’ve seen her play countless roles over the years, but not until the 2011 MTV Movie Awards did we get to just see her play herself: honest, hilarious — and possibly a little drunk.

“When I came up in this business, if you made a sex tape, you were embarrassed, you hid it under your bed,” she said in her acceptance speech for the MTV Generation Award. “And, like, if you took naked pictures of yourself on your cell phone, you hide your face, people!”

(I know I’m not the only one who was praying the show would cut to Blake Lively in the audience at that moment — but sadly, no dice.)

Reese also used her stage time to tear down brainless reality TV stars, who rely on outrageous behavior and gratuitous sexuality to compensate for their lack of any actual talent.

“I know it’s cool to be bad; I get it,” she said. “But it’s also possible to make it in Hollywood without a reality show.”

When I first heard that Reese is good friends with Chelsea Handler, it took me by surprised — but now it kind of makes perfect sense. I hope this is the start of a whole lot of real-talk from Reese. I approve!

Watch Reese accept her award below. Then tell us what you thought of her controversial (and hilarious) speech!

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