Of all the things to complain about

Just another pretty face: should Hollywood stop giving bad guys a face-lift?
Casting glamorous actors as killers, cult leaders and disgraced skaters they do not physically resemble is problematic

Actors are pretty. Because humans like looking at pretty people.

End of.

Go find something else to complain about. You know, starving Africans or something instead of people playing dress up.

Another way to say much the same thing. Yes, I know, as a freelance it’s difficult to find something to write about. There has to be something wrong with the world, something you the writer has a solution to, in order to get through to the editor and the corporate wallet. This is how I make my living too.

But better problems, please.

12 comments on “Of all the things to complain about

  1. Casting glamorous actors as killers, cult leaders and disgraced skaters they do not physically resemble is problematic

    What about campaigning feminists? Did Erin Brokovich really look like Julia Roberts?

  2. ““This isn’t about culling conventionally attractive people from your TV screens,” wrote Lindy West in a Jezebel piece called Why We Need More Ugly People on TV. “It’s not about telling you who you ‘can’ and ‘can’t’ find attractive. It’s about decoupling women’s value from their desirability, and embracing the idea that people are more complicated than that.””

    But maybe they aren’t, Lindy..?

  3. We already have legions of ugly leftists around to illustrate the evil=ugly connection.

    Since HollyDud is about fantasy–and increasingly leftist fantasy–then bringing in the real-life left/ugly connection will only further undermine a dying leftist institution.

    So it would be a good idea.

    Except that ugly socialist twats like Hitler, Uncle Joe and Mao–with his gobfull of reeking bad teeth–couldn’t get much uglier but still have legions of nasty, scummy supporters anyway. So the entire idea doesn’t hold any water.

    Dispelling sanctimonious bullshit is the key factor in destroying the left–not banishing Max Factor.

  4. Remember Ralph Fienneses’ turn as a broodingly handsome Hugo Boss model turned SS psycho killer in SCHINDLER’S LIST?

    It’s inexcusable, especially since digital effects now make it possible to have every part in a movie played by Danny DeVito.

  5. Yesterday’s problem was walk-on girls, today it’s ‘pretty’ actors. Following the recent revelation that attractive people are more likely to be Tories, I sense a pattern.

  6. FFS. Have we reached Peak Guardian Stupidity yet?

    This came to mind when the former Disney Channel star Ross Lynch played Jeffrey Dahmer last year, and when Zac Efron was cast as Ted Bundy in an upcoming biopic, and when Margot Robbie channeled Tonya Harding, and, most recently, as Taylor Kitsch and Darren Criss appear, respectively, in the new series Waco as Branch Davidian cult leader David Koresh, and as serial killer Andrew Cunanan in The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story.

    I make no comment on Dahmer but Ted Bundy was widely said to have been handsome. One of the oddities people remarked on at the time was why he was bothering when he could pull so easily. He certainly had no trouble convincing young women to let him in. David Koresh I remember well, although not in person, and while not that way inclined, I wouldn’t say he was ugly. I don’t know. I think the actor does look like him. Cunanan was a rent boy. I don’t know much about rent boys but the term does imply at least a little bit on the way of looks. Versace could certainly have afforded a better class of rent boy if he was so inclined so I assume he was not dumpster diving.

    In other words, handsome men can kill too.

    What is annoying about this is the way that it ignored outstanding roles by ugly men as bad people. Everyone must have seen F. Murray Abraham as Salieri. They did not cast Al Pacino instead – as they did when they took Frankie and Johnny off Broadway – starring Abrahams and Kathy Bates I think – and made it into a film. FMA was robbed I think. It would have been so much better with the original cast.

    Not to mention the grand example of Hollywood doing it right – Tom Cruise, the best thing by far in Tropical Thunder, as Les Grossman. In a fat suit. With a bald patch. Dancing to Flo Rida. I am assuming he worked with Harvey Weinstein at some point.

  7. “You know, starving Africans or something”

    Better to have a problem that can be fixed, than one that can’t. Hence also the fuss about plastic bottles.

    As for only allowing the ugly on TV, has nobody read Harrison Bergeron?

    THE YEAR WAS 2081, and everybody was finally equal. They weren’t only equal before God and the law. They were equal every which way. Nobody was smarter than anybody else. Nobody was better looking than anybody else. Nobody was stronger or quicker than anybody else. All this equality was due to the 211th, 212th, and 213th Amendments to the Constitution, and to the unceasing vigilance of agents of the United States Handicapper General.

  8. It’s about decoupling women’s value from their desirability, and embracing the idea that people are more complicated than that.”

    I’m no Tom Cruise or Brad Pitt so I’ll never bag myself Margot Robbie. What about decoupling my value from desirability?

  9. @Mr Ecks, February 1, 2018 at 10:08 am

    We already have legions of ugly leftists around to illustrate the evil=ugly connection.

    Indeed: on BBC & C4 (taxpayer funded) we are constantly inflicted with Jo Brand, allegedly a comedienne.

  10. SMFS: point of order. Cruise was dancing to Ludacris.

    Feminism is just a plot by munters to level the playing field. Exhibit one for the prosecution: the repulsive ball of lard and hatred that is Lindy West.

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