We just read that “The Hunger Games” are looking to cast teenagers who are “underfed.” I can hear the rustle of stage parents pulling away their daughter’s egg-white omelets as we speak!
I imagine this is keeping with the plot of the book (I haven’t read it, assuming it’s about hunger, gaming) but I think it raises some interesting issues about body types we find attractive and want to look at. Certainly throughout most of history “underfed” would be synonymous with “famine, going to die soon” – but these days I can’t imagine a major motion picture looking for young, sexy overfed people. And to be totally honest, if someone offered me a pill that would mean I would remain an effortless size zero forever, I’d probably chomp their hand off so I could ingest it before they had a chance to take it away (do I get feminist points for feeling bad about this? A few, maybe?)
Do you find underfed physiques attractive? Out of the following women, which one would you most like to look like?