STASI: Booing Michelle Pfeiffer weight question is reverse sexism - MRCAESAR.COM


Friday, 20 April 2018

STASI: Booing Michelle Pfeiffer weight question is reverse sexism

Come on, PC crowd, there's nothing wrong with asking Michelle Pfeiffer how much she weighed in "Scarface."(UNIVERSAL/KOBAL/REX/SHUTTERSTOCK/UNIVERSAL/KOBAL/REX/SHUTTERSTOCK)
What a bunch of fat heads!
When moderator Jesse Kornbluth asked Michelle Pfeiffer Thursday at the Tribeca film Festival's 35th anniversary screening of "Scarface" how much she weighed for her role as a coke addict in the movie, the audience went berserkers, booing and screaming, "Why do you need to know!? Why!?"
Give me a break. Robert De Niro, a founder of the festival, is asked all the time how much he gained to play Jake LaMotta in "Raging Bull." (He ate himself 75 pounds heavier.)
So that's OK to ask? Why? Because he's a man? Or is it now considered body shaming to even ask him such a thing? No, of course not.
The question about Pfeiffer's weight was as legit as that. It was the outrage that followed that wasn't. Being furious that a moderator would ask an actress about her weight loss for a movie role was a perfect example of NYC PC run amok. It's so out of control, in fact, that political correctness now trumps art. Ironically, the PC crowd has bent so far over to be correct that they've turned into reverse sexists.
Nobody bats an eye when Robert De Niro is asked how much he gained (75 pounds) for the Scorsese classic "Raging Bull."(ANONYMOUS/ASSOCIATED PRESS)
How? Simple — and sadly misguided.
If you ask a man how much weight he gained or lost for a role, it's honoring the sacrifice he's made for his craft, but these days, if you ask a woman the same question, it's body-shaming.
Fact: Actor's bodies are as big a part of their craft as keyboards are for writers and paints are for artists. Actors (no longer PC to say "actress") famously starve or stuff for the roles they play, and they're proud of sacrificing for their craft. You can't look like you're a coke addict and be morbidly obese, for God's sake. Oh no! I think I just body-shamed somebody somewhere.
So, at the risk of being called a shameless body-shamer, here are some of the biggest weight losses and gains by actors for their roles — roles they're damned proud of, too.
Charlize Theron wasn't bashful about how she bulked up (50 pounds) in the movie "Tully." (FOCUS FEATURES)
Cranky Christian Bale famously nearly starved to get crazy-thin for his role in "The Machinist" (down 63 pounds). Charlize Theron made no secret of stuffing herself with donuts to gain enough weight to morph into serial killer Aileen Warmus for "Monster" (up 30 pounds) or "Tully" (50 pounds). 50 Cent sacrificed his gloriously buff body to play the cancer-riddled athlete in "Things Fall Apart" (down 54 pounds). And Renee Zellweger ate herself chubby to play the neurotically lovable single in "Bridget Jones' Diary" (up 20 pounds).
And at the risk of being booed and heckled: Matthew McConaughey, how much did you lose to play drug addict/HIV positive Ron Woodruff in "The Dallas Buyer's Club"?
What? Why do you need to know!? Why!?

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