Let's Face It, Marilyn
The perfect beauty of the feminine icon of the past few generations, apparently, has not always been that perfect. In other words, Marilyn had some job done. So says BBC at least. Shocker! Wasn't it Marilyn who once said that “Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.” How could she retrospectively let us down so much?
We (secretly) get excited when Daily Mail publishes yet another article on Kim Kardashian's baby weight gain, and Misha Barton's cellulite, and Katy Holmes' grey hair, we grind when we see non-retouched (aka real) photos of Kate Winslet and her lines and give this 'oh yeah, sure' nod in response to Cameron Diaz's interview when she says she had a few surgeries on her nose because she broke it a few times. Beauty industry's budgets are well-spent on forcing women to be beautiful - and we do not really protest - why would we. It's just that when media give us a happy glossy face of never-ending beauty, we feel more comfortable to know that the world is two-faced. And the other face is real and pretty and its realness, with the wrinkles from happy and sad times and emotions that will not go away even after botox sessions.
Isn't it a pretty enjoyable and easy way to procrastinate - by discussing whether the famous face had a surgeon's touch. Let's face it though - Marilyn also said “If you're gonna be two-faced at least make one of them pretty.” So she did!..