Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Jamie Lee Curtis Poses Strapless, Not Topless

Jamie Lee Curtis was on Oprah yesterday talking about her AARP cover, and more specifically about how the photo shoot has been widely promoted as topless. "What the f*** are we talking about? In my world this constitutes strapless. And yet they had to sell this magazine. I didn't go around saying I was topless," she told Oprah. She's right. We ran the "topless" headline with our original post, and Oprah admitted that her producers put together a "Jamie Lee poses nude" promo. It's a cheap hook to get people's attention, but it misrepresents reality and totally misses the point. Sorry, Jamie. We feel bad about buying into all that salacious crap.

Jamie also spoke candidly about her experiences with plastic surgery, including an eye lift she had done at 35 after a camera man looked at her and said "I can't shoot her today" because she was too puffy. "I did it all, but it doesn't work because you still look in the mirror and you see the fraud of what you were trying to do," Jamie admitted. Today, the actress is on a quest to expose the truth about our shortcut-obsessed culture and advertising messages that try to sell women on the idea that products, clothes, or plastic surgery will bring us happiness.

2 comments:

Vered said...

"advertising messages that try to sell women on the idea that products, clothes, or plastic surgery will bring us happiness." That's the problem. I mean, if they told us "use this and look better", that would be less problematic. But often, the message is that a woman can only be happy if she looks a certain way.

KC Elaine said...

I love that woman