January 28, 2015
Boobs Not Butts - The New Hollywood Ideal Body Has Arrived
In what amounts to a reversal of the current "Ideal Body" Hollywood is beginning to push away from the era of the Big Booty and returning to the 90's obsession with the classic "Guess Girl" pinup, vintage Jessica Simpson body type. Wether or not marketers will be successful with this latest body-type sea-change is another matter. The most recent incarnation of "the perfect body" comes in the form of Charlotte McKinney, The top-heavy Wilhelmina model who just returned from Louisiana, where she filmed her part in the David Spade comedy Joe Dirt 2, that will air on Crackle, the streaming service owned by Sony Pictures. Sunday, McKinney will be seen nearly naked in a Carl’s Jr. Super Bowl ad cooing, “I love going all natural. It just makes me feel better. Nothing between me and my 100 percent, all natural, juicy grass-fed beef.” As for comparisons to Kate Upton, McKinney says, “I’m a curvier bombshell.” Ouch. What I find fascinating about all of this, is that somewhere, a bunch of totally pretentious creative advertising types actually sat at a boardroom and debated the merits of using this body-type over say a Victoria's Secret type, or any of the other standard beauty ideal types that exist in their casting catalogs. This got me thinking - how many beauty ideal body types are there on the shelf in Hollywood central casting? Here are a few off the top of my head:
- The Victoria's Secret Angel (I'm convinced VS is actually a dating agency for DiCaprio)
- The "All American" Blonde Bombshell (Kate Upton)
- The "I'm still a Virgin" Pop Starlet (Think early Britney Spears)
- The Quirky "Not Quite Beautiful" Girl who in Reality is Totally Gorgeous (Think Shailene Woodley)
- The Megan Fox - or current reigning "Most Beautiful" actress in Hollywood that is used as eye candy in the trailer of whatever horribly shitty Michael Bay Movie she is in.
- The "Body" - Jessica Alba, Jessica Biel (there are a lot of Jessica's on this list) The script calls for prolonged and gratuitous underwear scenes.
- The "Booty" - Nicki Manaj, Kim Kardashian, Amber Rose and everyone that has risen to prominence in this most recent age of the Booty and reality Tv.