Fall Movie Preview and Other News

www.msnbc.msn.com has a great, in-depth fall movie preview for anyone interested.

Everything you could possibly want is covered.

Check it out here.

I also linked to it on the sidebar, under Oscar Watch 2007.

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Also….

this BIG news has nothing to with movies but it relates to the fashion industry and the media.

This is something that needed to be dealt with and I’m glad something is FINALLY being done about it.

Skinny models wearing thin in fashion shocker
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MADRID (Reuters) – The world’s first ban on overly thin models at a top-level fashion show in Madrid has caused outrage among modeling agencies and raised the prospect of restrictions at other venues.

Madrid’s fashion week has turned away underweight models after protests that girls and young women were trying to copy their rail-thin looks and developing eating disorders.

Organizers say they want to project an image of beauty and health, rather than a waif-like, or heroin chic look.

But Cathy Gould, of New York’s Elite modeling agency, said the fashion industry was being used as a scapegoat for illnesses like anorexia and bulimia.

I think its outrageous, I understand they want to set this tone of healthy beautiful women, but what about discrimination against the model and what about the freedom of the designer,” said Gould, Elite’s North America director, adding that the move could harm careers of naturally “gazelle-like” models.

continue reading article here.
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Yes, I LOVE watching America’s Next Top Model. But through that reality show, you can tell that the fashion industry needs to focus more on body issues, specifically anorexia and bulimia.

Big shots of the fashion industry might not want to accept it, but the modeling world is very mainstream now (because of shows such as Top Model and Project Runway). A whole generation of girls are being raised by the image of the stick-thin yet incredibly gorgeous model and that’s why this ban is significant.

I’ll be stepping of my soap box now….

4 thoughts on “Fall Movie Preview and Other News”

  1. Hola Cinefille … anyone making the case for more well-rounded models, if you will, is OK in my book … If they make any progress, it’s definitely time to move onto movies, starting with Sarah Michelle Gellar and poor Mischa Barton

  2. … and then onto Kate Bosworth, Nicole Richie… the list goes on and on…

    You’re right. If idea of being healthy instead of skinny starts in the fashion industry maybe it will carry over into the movies.

    Even though some actresses (Jennifer Lopez, Kate Winslet, for instance) say no to the idea of super skinny Hollywood, it’s not coming enough from the mainstream teen stars, which is where the problem truly lies.

    If only they could say what Meryl Streep says to producers who ask her to lose weight for a role. “You want me to lose weight? Well, then fire me.” But they can’t (or won’t) because of competition for parts and destroying their chances of working in Hollywood.

    There’s not enough resistance to the pressure coming from today’s actresses. It’s going to be a while before anything changes, unless someone with a lot of guts stands up and says something.

  3. Well, first of all, I have to say I love Project Runway (It’s incredibly addicting); but secondly, I agree that Hollywood has gotten way too thin. It actually repulses, but saddens me to look at people like Nicole Ritchie. Kate Winslet isn’t ultra-thin, but she’s still beautiful. Meryl Streep, even though she isn’t exactly the model type, has her own subtle beauty. For me, Hollywood should be about talent, not looks; which it isn’t an probably won’t be in the near future.

  4. That’s whats intriquing about these super thin young actresses. What they lack in talent (and most of them are limited), they make up in beauty. Unfortunately for them, it’s talent not beauty that equals longevity.

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