in brief: cate blanchett questions red carpet double standards
Amidst the award season chaos, there have been a few standout moments that remind us just how normal all of those glamorous celebrities in designer gowns are.
The Screen Actors Guild Awards for 2014 have given us a few of those moments, which include Jennifer Lawrence claiming that her dress is giving her what she calls ‘armpit vagina’ – yeah, you really have to watch that one to fully understand it.
Another precious moment comes from Australian gem and all-around awesome lady, Cate Blanchett.
Blanchett was being interviewed by E! News reporter Giuliana Rancic, when she called the channel out on their ‘glam cam’ panning of her whole body.
Blanchett pointed directly at the camera and asked, ‘I’m just wondering, do you do that to the guys?’
The ladies over at Mamamia.com have said that Blanchett’s comment ‘is about something bigger than our preoccupation with pretty dresses… What doesn’t have to be the norm is how we view the people in those clothes.’
While I agree with what they, and Cate, are saying about subjecting the women and not the men to full body, panning shots and endless questions about their dresses, I have to disagree with the reaction they’re having.
E! News is simply capitalizing on the ‘red carpet season’ that comes with awards shows. They’re employing people, and giving their audiences more to watch, therefore increasing their own numbers, with the broadcasts of beautiful women in expensive gowns.
I don’t believe for a second that they’re objectifying the female celebrities for the sake of the interviews – they are simply giving their viewers what they want (beautiful ladies done up in dresses we will never be able to afford), which is basically the whole point of E! News.
That being said, Blanchett is still a rock star for not wanting to put up with it.
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