Sometimes you just wonder.
Julia Brucculieri, an entertainment writer for the Huffington Post, had a piece the other day, slamming Hollywood men for not applauding Jenny Beavan as she walked to the stage after winning the Oscar for Costume Design on Mad Max: Fury Road, specifically singling out director Alejandro González Iñárritu (who would later win for Best Director of The Revenant). Ms. Brucculieri tried to make the point that this was done because Jenny Beavan is not a hot, young woman, writing,
"Because, like, why should they clap for a woman over the age of 30 who doesn't fit the mold of traditional Hollywood beauty, right? It's hard to imagine these men having the same reaction if Margot Robbie, Brie Larson or Kate Winslet walked by."Sigh."
There one problem. One massive problem. If you watch the video...almost no one is applauding. As many women as men are not applauding. As she walks down the aisle is a close-up, you can even see several women not even interested enough to look at her. Moreover, as she reaches the stage, both men and women start to applaud at that point.
The embedded videos in her article here show it best, though you can get an idea in the more limited, edited video below --
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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