Penelope Cruz and Cameron Diaz are airbrushed to oblivion on the just released posters for Ridley Scott’s The Counselor, while their male costars Michael Fassbender and Javier Bardem retain their human qualities such as creases and human faces.
This is clearly an example of some wayward graphic designer spending too much time really zoomed in and not stepping back to look at how he or she had stripped Cruz and Diaz of any life-like features—Cruz is practically beyond recognition. This also a clear example of the double standard in Hollywood when it comes to aging: men are allowed to age and look like human beings who make facial expressions, while women are cryogenically frozen into humanoid approximations. Obviously the posters featuring Fassbender and Bardem have been through the Photoshop magical mystery machine (particularly Bardem’s), but at least the male actors appear to have the normal contours of the human face.
Cruz and Diaz, on the other hand, look like they’re made out of Silly Putty. Even babies have more wrinkles on their faces than these horrifying renderings. What kills me here is that Cruz and Diaz are stunning women! Look at these unretouched photos (although keep in mind they’re certainly made up):
Tell me those putty-faces are not the new beauty ideal, and that nobody actually finds those things attractive. Even sex dolls are more lifelike.
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