Sunday, September 09, 2007

Too Much to Bare

Too Much to Bare describes the naked trend in reference to recent magazine photos of Nicole Kidman and Maggie Gyllenhaal:

I think what I find so incredibly discomfiting about these pictures is their suggestion that, no matter how talented a woman is, how many plaudits she has received, how intelligent her reputation, how garlanded she has been for depicting one of the most talented writers of the last century while sporting a huge prosthetic conk on her noggin, at the end of the day, if she wants to stay in the public eye, if she wants the magazine covers and the leading roles, she has to be willing to reduce herself to tits and arse.

Possibly this is one of the major reasons I find popular culture depressing. I'd like to be able to see women continue their illustrious careers without having to get naked.