Read Madonna's latest interview comments... WHAT A HYPOCRITE! She talks about how "all Americans care about is looks, fame, and money" but is herself (you know, the one who sang "Material Girl" and influenced a generation of teenaged girls to behave that way?) one of the most appalling examples of the very thing she's speaking out against. Please, someone, stop her before she speaks out again, because my brain hurts.
In other news of Pretty People, I was advised by my son's acting school director to sign him up with an agency. So I went down there during my lunch break to drop off his photos and his information...not only did I feel my IQ drop the second I touched the door handle, and the receptionist acted like David Spade, but there were all these statuesque, magazeenie-looking people standing around waiting for auditions, looking at me as though I were Bruce Valanche. I wanted to slug them, or at least yell, "WHAT? There's also a call for short fat middle-aged, mediocre-looking women today, OK?"
I am more upset by the way they reacted to me than I am jealous of the fact that they are good-looking. I mean, I have to be a little jealous, or why else would I be feeling this hostility?
I guess it's partly because I'm reminded by both this and Madonna that as long as you're good-looking (or at least have enough dough for lipo and plastic surgery...), you can go places in this country...whereas if you're not gorgeous but are intelligent and talented, you're screwed...
(crawls back underground with the orcs...)