“What people called sexual harassment, we called compliments. When a 16-year-old girl is flattered by a man pulling out his penis, that’s noteworthy.”
This quote from the model Paulina Porizkova from the forthcoming HBO documentary “About Face,” about the modeling industry, saddens me. Sexual harassment is something all women have experienced, but it did not have a name, really, until the early ’70s. While my initial reaction to this quote was to say Paulina sounds like a dingbat, on further thought I realize she was a product of her (sexist) time and sadly, young models (as she was in the ’80s) were socialized to think a whipped-out dong was a good thing. [Styleite] Keep reading »
“A strong eye and a strong lip is hard for my face. I can go tranny really fast. It’s true, because I have a really strong jaw. So for me, I just have to be cognizant of the way that it transforms my face.”
– Olivia Wilde deploys a controversial word choice while talking beauty and makeup with Stylelist. I can’t fault Olivia as I don’t think she means any harm or offense by using the word “tranny,” but judging by the backlash that other stars, like Kim Kardashian and Sofia Vergara, have received for the same comment she should probably brace herself. [Styleist]
Claire Danes was recently interviewed about her role as Angela Chase on “My So-Called Life” and told a reporter that playing the moody teenager pretty much changed her life. “It was a momentous event for me, and so I don’t feel dogged by it and I’m incredibly flattered that it continues to resonate,” she said. Well that’s good, Angela — I mean, Claire — because we’d hate for you to resent the role that made you mega-famous and a mega-babe to millions of ’90s boys. Here, Danes is all gussied up at the New York Women in Film and Television Muse Awards. Loving that color combo!