Hollywood's Perception of Beauty  

titsrus2 52F
510 posts
2/11/2006 7:40 pm

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Hollywood's Perception of Beauty

...and how it distorts reality for the rest of us. sounds like a dissertation, eh?

while i do not dispute the hip to waist ratio theory or ideas about traditional beauty, i do wonder (in disgust) when and how this false perception of beauty has trickled down to the masses like sewage flowing downhill. there is always new innovation in new plastic surgery techniques but no cure for cancer, allergies or the common cold....or even a way to do a mammogram without having your boobs locked uncomfortably in the freezing jaws of life.

botox...lipo...implants....restalyn....

again, i am not against getting a little work done. everyone wants to look and feel younger, but americans are obsessed with the idea. i am 41. i will never be 25 again. i have no issue with this. with age comes wisdom...along with a few extra pounds, some wrinkes, etc, etc.

i've thought about getting a little nip/tuck myself, but decided against it and am now dropping a few pounds the old-fashioned way. my weight is the only think i'd like to change about myself physically....well, that and my procrastination issues but that is a story for another time.

my problem is....that men (and the masses, it seems) now considers faces that are stretched and seemed beyond imagine, bodies that are starved to pre-pubescence, lips that are plumped like inflatable tires, and boobs that can be adjusted in size to the amount of cleavage one would like to show....to be the norm? how is this normal and natural? normal faces and bodies do not look this way. natural is what you developed on your own - not what your plastic surgeon deems so.

what do you think? has your idea of beauty been clouded as well?

ps - i find this pic beautiful and alluring. the slightly distorted faces of a mother and child


expatbrit49 62M

2/12/2006 12:41 pm

I agree that this a problem especially in the US. However, I see no problem with women or men wearing their age and lets face it, who the heck wants to be 21 again, lol I sure as heck dont want to relive that nightmare.

I am way more attracted to people who know who they are and are comfortable with that.

Good post

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titsrus2 52F
331 posts
2/13/2006 6:48 pm

expatbrit and talldiscreet1, thanks for your replies.

i don't mean to impose my views on anyone. if a woman wants to change her appearance, have at it. i think all my female friends here in south florida have implants. my problem is that since plastic surgery victims are considered the norm here. i'm not talking about a little nip/tuck. i mean full on re-done, face lifted, botox blasted, lips bloated, etc....much like joan rivers wiht an extra procedure or two.


QuiteAGoodHandle 51M

2/20/2006 3:19 am

Hi again,

I am all for natural looks, not over done. I do have to admit to being turned on by large boobs, but I will be more than happy to "work with" any boob size. There is only so much that can fit in my mouth anyway!

Did I tell you already that your boobs do look rather tasty !!!

enjoy,

Quite.


Priapeo 46M

2/21/2006 6:46 am

Yes, beautiful pic... the way in which the mother's hair expand in the air to reach out the baby and melt with him/her reminds me of Munch.

The idea of beauty... eh, what an issue! I'll make a misleading and humiliating comparison with the industry of porn. Not indispensable, but a great boost for a male porn actor's career is the size of his penis. So, must we feel dimished because of all those big cocks and dream of a surgeon's skillful hands to give us a couple of inches more? Yes... ooops of course NO! Joking apart, the point I want to stress is that beauty nowadays has become an industry (whether in cinema or cosmetics) and industries rely on standardization, and their goal is the making of a product, to achieve which anything becomes instrumental and simplified (as in porn the equation "bigger cock/bigger boobs = better sex").

To adopt a metaphor taken from your last post, it's a kind of "spellchecked beauty" The funny thing is that, in opposite direction to all its efforts to last forever young, it's a very transient beauty that does not last longer than the 2hrs of a movie.

Never argue with an idiot. He brings you down to his level then beats you with experience


titsrus2 52F
331 posts
3/4/2006 10:23 am

lol, thanks, quite...the girls do so love being adored.

priapeo, beauty is a such a hot commodity nowadays. companies sell the idea of it to us in everything imaginable. their message: you, too, can look this fabulous. this message makes everyone (including the model) that we are somehow lacking. the model doesn't always look that way - they are preened, airbrushed and made up to the point that they cannot always recognize themselves. and the consumers (or potential consumers) know in the back of their minds that they will never look this way, but try the products anyway....just in case they will make a difference.

everyone wants to look a little better or feel a little better about themselves, but at what cost? a friend once told me that we have to pay a price for each and every little thing we do....sometimes we can't afford it, but we do it any way.


titsrus2 52F
331 posts
3/8/2006 8:41 pm

lol, reydyd, they do exist - inflatable implants that can be adjusted in size...could be a "suburban legend," but i've heard they do exist. not so sure about the penile implants though.


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