Friday, January 20, 2006

Masculine Actresses

Earlier this week at the Golden Globes, Felicity Huffman won Best Actress for her role in Transamerica, a movie in which she plays a pre-operative male-to-female transsexual. A real feel-good family flick.

Now - is it just me or does she already look kind of man-ish? Seriously. Not that she's ugly or anything - but if you look closely, she definitely has masculine features. Remove the make-up, cut the hair, and paste down the boobs -- she's basically 75% man. Hilary Swank, another man-faced woman, pulled off the same scam in 2000 when she won an Oscar for Boys Don’t Cry. When it comes to playing transgender characters and winning Hollywood awards, I think man-ish chicks have it pretty easy.

Now if Jessica Alba pulled off playing a man -- THAT would be a well-deserved Oscar. I'd give her the bald statue myself. Every night.


At 4:38 PM, Blogger Chase said...

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~Cindy, Taste The World


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