The double standard in Hollywood
Last weekend I watched Rogue One: A Star Wars Story with my husband and five teenage boys (not all mine). While at the theatre we picked up a copy of the December 2016 edition of Cineplex Magazine. It was full of young, scantily clad women. The only older woman pictured was Helen Mirren. The other women over forty were Julianne Moore (56 years), Viola Davis (51 years), Nicole Kidman (49 years), Renée Zellweger and Cate Blanchett (both 47 years) and Kate Winslet (41 years). Regardless of age though, most women in Hollywood end up being sexualized, as the pictures below from Cineplex Magazine confirm. Notice how actor Jeremy Renner plays the goof while Amy Adams smiles and shows off her breasts, as do Cate Blanchett and Gabrielle Union (while the men standing next to them don't show much skin). Emma Stone also wears a V-neck next to a man in a button-down shirt. Amy Schumer appears naked on her book cover, and Anna Kendrick shows some leg on hers.
© 2016 Alline Cormier
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