Jennifer Lawrence featured in the July 2011 issue of Marie Claire UK
“I understand I’m an actress and I have a job and I have to be in a certain shape, and I’m fine with that. But I do want the stick-thin trend to end. I like eating so I didn’t really diet during the Oscars. In fact I needed to go on a diet afterwards!”
Sweetie, can we give you a little advice? No? Well, that’s never stopped us. It’s like this: like it or not, you dove headfirst into the machinery of what can be collectively referred to as the Image Factory; that melange of movies, internet, magazines, television, recording industry, fashion, beauty products, and advertising that determines what is pretty and what is not in modern culture. You were granted this opportunity to dive right in because you fulfill the requirements: you are young, white, thin, and blonde with a pretty face. You get to move to the head of the class, like so many young, thin, pretty blondes before you. For that, you are going to reap benefits like you wouldn’t believe. Congratulations. Now shut up about how you don’t diet and how you “want the stick-thin trend to end.” There are literally dozens, if not hundreds of reasons as to why things are the way they are and we wouldn’t dream of laying any of this on your shoulders. You didn’t create the standard; you’re only benefitting from it and that’s fine. But really. Shut the fuck up about it. You can’t indulge in something and embody something while at the same time pretending to criticize it. You look amazingly disingenuous when you do so.
But cheer up! You don’t get to challenge the beauty paradigm, so you might as well enjoy the fact that you rock it, amirite?
A very pretty, totally summer kind of editorial. We can practically taste the lemonade from here. What impresses us how different she can look (check her out here on the cover of Flare) and how well she holds the camera’s attention.
[Photo Credit: marieclaire.co.uk]