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Old 12-24-2012, 12:11 PM   #980
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Default Re: Scarlett Johansson is the Black Widow

Originally Posted by Godzilla2000 View Post
As shining role models for regular women they're not that good a role model for plus sizes in the least bit because those two are still very skinny single digit dress size girls compared to your average woman.

Neither Johansson nor Lawrence are considered "skinny" by Hollywood's warped standards. Both of them have been criticized for their weight and body shapes, not only by the press but by fans as well. That's sick but it says a lot about how the media's skewed version of reality shapes the public's perception of women's bodies.

In a pre-Avengers cast press conference Johansson was asked about the "rabbit food diet" the reporter thought she must have eaten to get into shape. Robert Downey Jr., who was sitting next to her, was asked probing questions about his acting by the same reporter. Lawrence was repeatedly told by reporters that she is "too fat" to play Katniss, and asked why she didn't lose weight for the role. When slender women are being grilled about their supposed weight problems, you just have to shake your head. It's insane.

Originally posted by Kevin Feige

It’s something that’s easy to take for granted, growing up in the United States as a white male, that my cinematic heroes look like me...It’s something that over the course of these ten years, having a certain amount of power over what type of movies are made and what type of actors we hire, I want everybody to have that feeling. We don’t take it for granted that people want to see themselves reflected in our heroes and our characters.
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