Brooke Logan, the tramp of The Bold and The Beautiful, the homewrecking heartless temptress who uses sex to get what she wants. The woman with no talent, who slept her way to the top of Forrester Creations simply by using her body. She sleeps with her Daughters husband, ruins marriages, and has no mothering skills.....accurate popular opinion I would say. It's how I believe Brad Bell likes her to appear to be. But is this really who Brooke is, or is there much more? I watched this show since it's pilot in March of 1987, I was 11. I have watched a very different Brooke play out on screen, even at 11 years old I saw a hard working Valley girl just trying to make her way to the top, is that so bad?? Is it Such a crime for a young girl to dream of a famous family? I know my girls dream of meeting the Jonas Brothers one day, but I don't believe that makes them manipulative. And thats where Brooke's story begins, a young girl with a dream.
Lets go back in time to some history of Brooke Logan. She comes from a working class family and lived with her single Mother Beth, her siblings Storm, Donna, and Katie. In a typical American home in San Fernando Valley in LA. Her father Stephen Logan left the family leaving Brooke to have to help raise her siblings, and work her way through College by working at her Mother's Catering Business. Thus leading to her waiting tables at a Forrester party. Like most young girls her age Brooke was mesmorized by the tabliods and the infamous Famous Fashion family, The Forresters, who had a son Ridge who was the Vice President of FC at the time and a hearthrob for any young girl her age. Here is the famous scene where Brooke and Ridge lock eyes for the first time. Now , Brooke being any normal young girl of course was smitten. Here is this famous hot guy in front of her, speaking to her, gazing at her, and instantly having sparks with her. This does not make Brooke some manipulative money hungry slut seeking to bed a famous man. What girl in her position wouldn't want to meet him, or get a job at the famous fashion house in all the Mags. But we will come back to Ridge!
And so she did pursue her dream, she was a chemist in the lab, and later a fabric researcher, then a CEO after creating the Formula fabric that SAVED FC at the time mind you, then a designer for Brooke's Bedroom which also made FC Millons of dollars and kept it current and more than just expensive desighner gowns most woman were not wearing everyday. Now Brooke did not sleep her way to the top, after she had tried and failed a few times to be with Ridge, always due to some manipulation by his mother, she was consoled by Eric, he sought her out! Not the other way around. He and Stephanie were divorced. So Brooke and Eric began a relationship, fell in love and had 2 children. Brooke was the love of Eric's life, not Stephanie. It was Stephanie that pushed Brooke and Ridge back together to get Eric back. And she succeeded. Brooke only became CEO of FC because the Forresters tried to manipulate her out of her BELIEF product, she threatened to sue and gained 51% of the company. Now what was a girl to do! This company just tried to oust her and boot her on the street after her creation saved them to begin with, then she is suppossed to give them control? Why , so they can fire her? Brooke didn't sleep her way to the top. It was her creations that put FC back on the map, if anything she helped make it a bigger Empire. Under her days as CEO Forrester thrived with sales and popularity. There was no manipulation here unless sleeping with your husband, and father of your 2 kids is a manipulation!!
Now Brooke has always been one to follow her heart, which has gotten her into many troubles through the years. Especially with men. And Brooke has had a long history with Men, she is one of the most married woman on Daytime TV though most her marriages were illegal or nullified. She has only been divorced three times, and 2 of those were from Eric. Most of her marriages didn't last because The Forresters would interfere. When Brooke tried to move on, Ridge was always there. Stopping a wedding, or luring her back into his life. It's no secret Brooke has loved Ridge since they met that night at the party she catered. She has never denied or apologized for that, and had they been left alone by outside forces, namely Stephanie , they would have had many happy years with one another. Many times when Ridge was going to make a life with Brooke, Stephanie was there to convince him she was having an affair, or Eric was begging him to let him have a chance with her, or Taylor was dangling a Baby in his face convincing him the baby needed both parents. Or popping back from the dead nullifying his marriage and new life with Brooke. Everytime we thought they had a life together, some outside circumstances always pulled them apart. It was never because they didn't WANT to be together. It was never because Brooke manipulated or seduced Ridge either. No man she was ever with had to be forced to be with her.
And so she enjoys sex. Is it a bad thing for a woman to enjoy sex. Why does a woman who enjoys intimacy have to be a tramp?? Why is it that a woman who likes to surprise her husband in his office in skimpy undies is a slut? I just don't understand this. This is not the days of June Cleaver. Woman can be aggressive and most men find it quite sexy. Ridge never choose Taylor because she was his first choice. It was always someone or something convincing him he should. Brooke was never a default, she was in fact his first choice. People say Bridge will not last, and I admit it is easy to believe that because Brad has broken them up so many times.
But this time they are here to stay. Not without trouble, not without turmoil, but what marriage doesn't have bumps. Brooke and Ridge have spent too many unnecessary years apart and they are not going to waste any more time. It's laughable to see so many people try to break them up even still. Give it up, they are here to stay and grow as old together as Soap history allows them. They are the true supercouple of the Bold, and with so many soaps cancelling, and seeing the end results and couples, if Bold ended tomorrow who would Brooke be with, I think we all know it would end with Brooke and Ridge, because despite their troubled past, they are truly soulmates.
If anything Brooke has been quite the victim through the years, mainly by the constant taunts of Stephanie who likes to blame Brooke for the end of her marriage with Eric. I think Stephanie hated Brooke because of Beth. She knew she only landed Eric because she got pregnant, otherwise he would have been with his College sweetheart Beth, and that baby, Ridge, ended up not even being Eric's. Lets see, Stephanie has tried to fire Brooke, take her children twice, strangle her, slapped her, pulled a gun on her, convinced Ridge Brooke was having an affair causing him to reunite with Taylor, faked a heart attack in order to get Ridge to go back to Taylor, tried to get her son and brother arrested, threw her father in jail, locked her sister in a steam room, trahsed her publicly for years causing scandal for FC, threatened her more times than I can count, bad mouthed her to her children and anyone who would listen. Was responsiable for Andy entering her home , raping her, and endangering her life.
I mean who does it really seem is the villian and who is the victim? Brooke made more contributions to FC than Stephanie ever did, and just as much as Ridge and Eric have. She has earned her place, so lets lay to rest the very misunderstood Brooke Logan Forrester has slept her way to the top, has stolen Eric from Stephanie sparking a lifelong fued, uses sex to get what she wants, breaks up marriages. If you really look at the history, Brooke is not the bad girl always getting what she wants. She has had more loss than most Characters on this show, she lost her Father, 2 children 2 grandchildren, a brother and her family more times than I can count. Brooke is quite frankly the underdog, which is what makes her root worthy.
Larami in Georgia