Any revolution in the depiction of women’s bodies is not going to come from marketers, whose job it is to construct a narrative in which a person is incomplete until a product is purchased—and so must create feelings of unworthiness and desire, as well as an impulse to change. The problem with looking to companies, even well-meaning ones, to determine ethical standards is that the effort will always feel cynical at some level. And so, as it ever was, the representation of the female form will continue to be a battleground.
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P.S. Hoffman (A Tribute) (by Caleb Slain)
I watched this around 3am this morning. I don’t recommend doing that.
He was our generation’s Olivier but with more range …
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Sometimes it’s hard to say no. Ultimately, if you stick to your guns, you have the career that you want. Don’t get me wrong. I love a good payday and I’ll do films for fun. But ultimately my main goal is to do good work. If it doesn’t pay well, so be it. — Philip Seymour Hoffman
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