Darlings the SAG-AFTRA and WGA picket lines on both coasts are the hottest celebrity events of the summer as more and more stars pick up their placards and put on their comfy shoes to make their voices heard. Let’s judge what they’re wearing! We’re kidding. Let’s instead applaud them for standing up for the far less famous members of their professional community who are getting completely screwed over by a bunch of billionaires.
But okay, yes. We’ll be the shallow ones to note that, as the strike wears on, the stars are looking a little fresher and more conscious of their camera time than they were a few weeks ago. The looks are getting cuter. This is not a criticism. Back in the earliest days of the civil rights, suffragette and LGBTQ rights movements, there was a focus on looking respectable while performing acts of public protest. We can poo-poo that now for being a form of respectability politics or deride these stars for being camera-conscious, but there’s a documented history of all sorts of organized protesting achieving more widespread coverage or impact by the participants actually looking, well… organized. It’s harder to classify them as angry radicals when they all look so nice.
Kevin Bacon and Marisa Tomei
Patricia Clarkson and F. Murray Abraham
Carrie Preston and Michael Emerson
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That Hamm shot is hilarious but we’re not entirely sure that quote works all that well in this context.
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