Comments on: Sorry–no “Women” allowed. Just two implants on stick. http://www.historiann.com/2008/06/05/sorry-no-women-allowed-just-two-implants-on-stick/ History and sexual politics, 1492 to the present Sun, 21 Sep 2014 12:24:08 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2008/06/05/sorry-no-women-allowed-just-two-implants-on-stick/comment-page-1/#comment-20544 Thu, 05 Jun 2008 16:36:57 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=362#comment-20544 It’s probably on cable, so I won’t get to see it. (Well, and my TV is small, nailed to a wall, in a basement with no cable, so I kind of forget about TV most weeks!) That’s OK–I think I wouldn’t be able to stop throwing up.

“Desperate Housewives” did a funny bit last year about models and age. Former model Gabby (Eva Longoria) went back to work at age 29 or 30, and the only assignments she got were 1) car shows, or 2) playing a fresher-faced model’s mother!

One of the things Historiann likes about being Historiann (instead of Modelann or Moviestarann) is that compared to other historians, she looks pretty good. (Kind of like the distinction between “Washington pretty” and “Hollywood pretty,” I know, but it’s a consolation!)

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By: dance http://www.historiann.com/2008/06/05/sorry-no-women-allowed-just-two-implants-on-stick/comment-page-1/#comment-20542 Thu, 05 Jun 2008 16:26:26 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=362#comment-20542 I don’t know how much TV you watch, but some channel is doing a “top model over 35″ reality show. She’s Got The Look at TV Land (home of nostalgia shows–is that weird or appropriate?). Warning re the link, sound will begin to play.

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By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2008/06/05/sorry-no-women-allowed-just-two-implants-on-stick/comment-page-1/#comment-20533 Thu, 05 Jun 2008 14:49:03 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=362#comment-20533 Indeed–Lane was probably on to something in reminiscing about the great women’s roles of the 1930s-1950s (“Funny Face” excepted, however.) But, I suppose that strong women’s roles and even overly feminist messages were less threatening back when job and pay discrimination was legal, and women were regularly not admitted to professional schools, etc.

I wonder to what extent the globalization of the movie industry has played a role in the masculinization of Hollywood. After all, action movies with lots of things blowing up are easy to (not) translate, and have proven their global box office value. Dialogue-heavy movies about characters and relationships are harder to translate, and moreover, won’t sell in large swaths of the world where modern Western women are held up as signs of decadence and cultural decay.

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By: GayProf http://www.historiann.com/2008/06/05/sorry-no-women-allowed-just-two-implants-on-stick/comment-page-1/#comment-20532 Thu, 05 Jun 2008 14:37:34 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=362#comment-20532 It’s a sad state of affairs when a seventy-year old play seems “too radical” for a major film company.

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