I did some writing yesterday and then sat down with hubby to watch a little TV. To my surprise he stopped flipping channels on
Tony Curtis, ex-husband of Janet and father of Jamie Lee (below)
The other guy is
And the hot chick is
As we sat there watching and laughing I pointed these facts out to my husband who, sort of surly insisted that he knew who Marilyn Monroe was! Something odd happened as we watched and all of sudden we turned to each other with the same thought; If Marilyn tried to get a job in Hollywood TODAY some director would tell her to lose 20-30 pounds, tone up, and come back.
I thought; Gee, what a shame.
Let’s face it she was never what one would call FAT. She was a bit ‘womanly’. Like her counterparts…
Rita Hayworth (without the Shawshank Redemption!)
Jayne Mansfield–mother of
Not seeing my point yet? Ok, well, let’s flip ahead to the 60s
By the way, the above two women defy age, explanation, and gravity!!!
Sophia Loren–a more current picture
There’s Raquel again….both holding up very nicely for women in their 70s don’t you think????
Now let’s take a look at some recent stars, shall we?
For the love of the GODS! Would someone PLEASE get these women a steak with a baked potato smothered in sour cream??? Can’t you see they’re STARVING to DEATH! Help them! Before it’s too late!
But there does seem to be one or two women out there who wear their more jiggly parts with pride, my favorite actress happens to be among them.
Yes, that’s Julia Roberts with a little paunch, a muffin top, and heavens be praised! A bit of cellulite on her tush and thighs!
What I really want to know here today is how we got here
When did our tastes stop running towards shapely women and start sprinting toward teenage boys? I know it’s an Age Old Question, I just thought it was a damn shame to know that in 2012 Marilyn Monroe probably couldn’t get a job in the chorus line of a an off-off Broadway play because some director/producer would say she was too fat for the costumes.
Lisa Beth Darling is the author of
And the Upcoming