• Fri, Apr 12 2013

Junie Hoang – And Everyone – Stop Lying About Your Age

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Junie Hoang just tried to sue IMBD for posting her actual age on their website. She is 41. She lies and tells the world she is 33. You might ask yourself, “Who is Junie Hoang?”

She the star of Gingerdead Man 3, a cinematic classic. Also The Bong Connection, and Hoodrats 2. Now that I have your full attention…

According to The New York Post: 

[The] B-movie actress yesterday lost her landmark lawsuit against IMDb.com after claiming she was denied roles in Hollywood because the film Web site outed her real age.

 

“We’re devastated,” actress Junie Hoang, 41, told The Post. “But I believed the issues were worth fighting for.”

Junie! No. You are not a freedom fighter. The problem is not IMDB. The problem is not the fact that IMBD lists people’s ages. The problem is the notion that you can’t play someone who runs from The Gingerdead Man at 41.

I think I speak for all of us when I say that we would run from The Gingerdead Man at any age.

And the problem is women like you – who are 41 but look 25 – not proudly saying that you are 41. If only people that look haggard at 41 admit their age, then stupid Hollywood producers will think it’s a terrible age.

Also, when you lie to make yourself younger people just think that you look very tired for your age. This is a really, really terrible plan.

41 is a terrible age only if you are in Logan’s Run. Anywhere else it should be a perfectly fine age. Especially if you are 41 and look absolutely terrific.

Picture via Junie Hoang Facebook

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  • Lastango

    This might be a problem across the biz. I remember reading something about a guy visiting a former girlfriend on the set. She took him aside and asked him to pretend he had dated her older sister. She explained (IIRC) “I play 19, 21…” implying that in her competitive profession of TV acting it would be bad if producers started thinking of her in terms of her real age.

  • Eileen

    My grandmother is 77. She has gray hair and wrinkles, but she takes care of herself and is totally fit. She doesn’t always reveal her age, because it doesn’t always come up, but when it does, she gets a lot of people who say, “Oh, but you don’t LOOK 77!” She says, “This is what 77 looks like,” and goes about her business of painting her house and using power tools and cooking and generally being the coolest old lady that I one day hope to be.

  • kj

    I feel like people have certain prejudices about what certain ages look like, and with that in mind, perceive someone as older looking once they know their real age. I can understand why people would want to avoid being labelled.

    That said I totally agree that the only way to fight that prejudice is to show them what 41 *really* looks like………

  • http://twitter.com/Itukanarondanee Robert K. Blair

    Jennifer Wright, Perez Hilton and all the rest of you morons who think it is your right to inflict yourselves on others, have no right to tell anyone how to live their lives. It would be nice if more people minded their own business and didn’t try to force people who are gay, out of the closet, force people to reveal their age, force people to reveal who they are dating and pretty much force people to reveal any other private information they don’t wish to. If people want you to know something, they will tell you. Just because YOU are a nosey asshole, doesn’t mean YOU have a right to know anything…

  • https://vimeo.com/super8shooter The Rising

    Everyone in Hollywood who is not famous is forced to lie about their age or they will not be employed. When I was 35 my agent told me, “You are 29 for the next four years.”

    • Lastango

      Thanks for adding that shot of reality. Sitting around talking about how it SHOULD be different is as big a waste of time as a college class discussing how it would be socially progressive if lots of plain-looking people were featured in advertising and showbiz.

  • bart bass

    I guess your disgusting comment worked because i am here because of it to tell you to shut the fuck up. women have to put up so much and, unfortunately, a lot of the time it’s defending themselves against other women like yourself.

  • George Kaplan

    The problem is that next year she will be 42 ………….and so on. She has a right to keep her age to herself. That is personal information that belongs to her!