Monday, 3 March 2014

The Morning After...The Oscars

Hollywood stars are gorgeous.  It's hard to imagine being at the Oscars and surrounded by such people.  It would be like being in a china shop and being afraid of breaking everything.  Not that I would be touching the movie stars...that would be weird.  Mind you, if I had a few drinks in me, I bet I would be doing a lot of touchy-talking. Okay, this post is rapidly moving away from my point.

I am inspired to look at my own health and re-begin my quest for satisfaction in my own body.  But, you know what? This morning I was looking at the pictures from the red carpet and after parties and quite frankly I don't want to have bodies that look like that.  Well, not everyone, but the majority of them look too thin.  I don't want my bones showing that way.  Sure, I would love to be not have a double chin and to able to wear a dress without random bulges in places, I would prefer they weren't, but so many of the women looked too skinny.  I won't name names, as I'm not trying to be mean.  I'm simply saying what has become the norm, is too much.  It's pushing the skinny envelope too far.  Like watching Matthew McConaughey in Dallas Buyers Club and being distracted by his appearance, I felt the same way watching these women.  Yes, they are all beautiful and I admire them for many reasons.  I admire their speeches.  I admire their self-expressionism. I admire the fact that they made it in business in which it is ridiculously difficult to succeed. Such a poetic life they all seem to lead.

Cate Blanchett's acceptance speech touched on the fact that women-centred films are not just a niche, but box-office powerhouses.  I can only hope that these strong, determined women will eventually stand up to the conventional rules of Hollywood appearance and put on a few pounds.  It will be healthier for them and healthier for the future generations of girls, wanting to follow in their footsteps.

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