Monday, February 26, 2007

real women on the red carpet.

i wonder if they make this dress in a misses size 10.

Abigail Breslin, nominated for best supporting actress for playing the part of Olive in Little Miss Sunshine, on the red carpet last night at the Oscars. goodness, it does my heart good to see such a real little girl - no highlights, no heels, no midriff-baring tops - succeed in Hollywood. i really wish she'd won, but i was pleased as punch to see the curvalicious Jennifer Hudson win too.

my assumption always is that men and women alike prefer the long, lithe silhouettes of Gwyneth Paltrow and Nicole Kidman (b/c, of course, i'm still fighting the concept of that being The Ideal Body. to the men in the my family, it is.) the soft yet substantial slopes of Jennifer Hudson.


i watched the Oscars with a small group of both genders, and it was easily JH who garnered the most positive, visceral reactions from the boys. i'm not sure why that still surprises me even after having been told numerous times that most guys prefer a little meat...a little curve...a little deeelish dish to dive into, and really, how could they not? you get the impression that Gwyneth just wears her dress whereas Jennifer dances hers.

watch jennifer's red dress dance.

and then watch olive get down.


Anonymous said...

I didn't watch the Oscars but I saw Little Miss Sunshine for a second time as part of an Oscar movie marathon, and I was struck by how genuinely pretty Abigail Breslin is. Sure, the costuming was intentionally not always the most flattering, but she is pretty in a very normal, real little girl way. Which is exactly right.

margrocks said...

amen, anonymous. here's to being "pretty in a very normal, real little girl (and real woman) way."