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Demi Moore for W Magazine

So...Demi Moore. We have opinions.






Balmain Spring 2010 Collection
Model: Anja Rubik






Armani Privé Fall 2009 Couture/Givenchy Spring 2010 Collection
Models: Daiane Conterato/Bianca Balti



W Magazine December 2009

Photographed by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott
Styled by Alex White

Some tidbits:

“The frustrating part is that the type of roles I’d be interested in are not really coming to me. I hate to say it’s a function of my age—but yes, I think in some ways it is. The majority of [female] roles are geared between 25 and 35.”

“I’m certainly not the first person to be in a relationship with a younger man, but somehow I was plucked out as a bit of a poster girl. I don’t know why that is. But I just kind of step back sometimes and say, ‘There is some reason, and what is it that I have to share in a positive way?’”

“[About being called a cougar] I’d prefer to be called a puma. I'm going to get T-shirts that say puma power.’”

“[Posting on Twitter] You post something and get your finger on the pulse. You know what people are interested in. I can’t impress enough the difference in how people are perceiving me. They’re getting to see who I am.”

You can read the entire article here.

Now. About those pictures.

Is it us or are they a little disturbing? She looks like she's starving. It's not just the alarmingly skinny arms, tiny waist, and child-sized legs, it's the wide-eyed look. She LITERALLY looks like she's starving.

You know, we don't deny that there is sexism in the entertainment industry and rarely does the industry have any place for women over 40. But we look at these pictures and think "You know, you might be up for more roles if you didn't look like, oh, say... a CRAZY STARVING PERSON?" It's the same thing with Nicole Kidman. There's a certain class of Hollywood women who have dieted and surgically altered themselves to the point where they really don't look like people. Not healthy people, anyway. There's a reason that the leading actresses in the over-45 category are women like Meryl Streep and Helen Mirren. Because they smartly realized a long time ago that the ingenue parts were gone forever and there was no use going after something they were never going to get again.

Of course, the fact that Demi never could act to save her life probably has something to do with her lack of roles, but still. We just want to grab people like this, shake them, and say, "Despite what your insular little industry has told you, it's okay to look like a human being." Seriously. We look at her and all we can do, despite her fame and fortune, is feel a little sorry for her. Imagine what she sees when she looks in the mirror. Imagine the kind of stress and self-image that causes you to go to the extremes required to look like that.

We realize there's no small amount of photoshopping involved here, so who knows what her real body looks like, but we're talking less about her waist size and more about her face, which looks pinched and sharp and undernourished.

No, there aren't a lot of roles for actresses over forty. That's true and that's not cool. But there are even less roles for actresses trying desperately to look 20 years younger than their age. "Desperation" is a terrible quality for a movie star to project.

[Photos: Wmagazine.com/Style.com]


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She looks starving because it's seriously bad photoshopping. Look at that cover. Her hip is narrower than her thigh. That's just not possible.


she looks like jennifer connelly...


she looks like courtney cox that someone photoshopped the fuck out of her...

not pretty

what about a w edition sans fards?


I totally agree with you. Her eyes look hollow. I didn't even recognize her at first. This is alarming to me to see her this way because she is the mother of girls. What she's doing is a terrible example to set for her daughters.


I was thinking she looks a lot like Courtney Cox in these photos, who actually has a show called "Cougar Town." Talk about desperation!


HA! That cover! Sharon T is right, her hip above the letters is narrower than the thigh that comes out under the lettering. I would rather see someone with wrinkles than this photoshopped mess. PLUS when you see her on the red carpet she looks less scary than this!


I absolutely agree!


agreed.

now, what do you boys think of the clothes?


The model in the bronze dress looks more malnurished than Demi. Her hip bones are sticking out and look at her face and legs. What does that kind of long term starvation do to a body, she is literally skin and bones. Not attractive at all.


Photoshopped or not - there is a vacancy in her eyes that is both sad and empty. Maybe it is just hunger or maybe desperation but I don't think this look is going to help her career or to get roles.


The US spends billions in food aid overseas to help nourish people who look like this (albeit without the makeup and designer duds).

And I can assure Ms. Moore that the hungry do not find the malnourished look at all fashionable.

Thank you for calling it like it is TLo, because I'm sure that far too many others will be considering it fab.


That they photoshopped her hip off is hysterical. Do these editors not have eyes?!


I agree with everything you wrote in this post.


The only thing I would add is that looking at the model in the Balmain - despite both hip openings in the "dress", her hip bones appear to be sticking out.

Attractive.


I agree she looks like courtney cox, plastic skinny and sad


Demi- please eat something!


She looks way too skinny.


I'm going to respectfully disagree with you boys.

Crappy photoshopping aside, my first thought was "Damn, I want to look like her." I'm 2 years older than she, and on a weight loss journey, and she is proof that just because you pass 45 doesn't mean you have to have a "thicker waist" and all the crap that goes with peri-menopause, or menopause. You can still have flat abs and a waist. I don't think she has a desperate look in her eyes - think Tyra and "smizing" - plus crazy makeup artist at work.

I think the example she is setting for her girls is to not let yourself (or your body) go just because you're at "that age". Keeping fit, which she is obviously doing, is the key.

I like the woman. Say what you will about her, and you will.


I am not one to post about how shocking it is that skinny models are well, skinny, but the Balmain model is legitimately awful to look at. The hip bone, the gaunt cheeks and the knees are terrifying. Much more terrifying than photoshopped Demi.


Um? The model below her looks even more hungry! Think there might be a connection?


I find it genuinely offensive when people associate skinniness to starvation and malnutrition - perhaps she is just skinny; I personally think she looks hot.


winninghamster

It grosses me out how the dress is designed to showcase jutting hip bones, also how the model in the Armani looks like an even more malnourished version of her daughter.


Disturbing.


Waaaay too much photoshopping is part of the problem, for sure.

And while you Boys have a point (she could stop trying to look like an ingenue), I can't blame someone like her for trying. After all, her good looks have always been her currency in Hollywood, and when you're in the babe category, you've gotta stay a babe or you get auf'ed.

The roles for middle aged women are relatively few, and the women who get them are mostly the ones who were never "just" ingenues; your examples, Helen Mirren and Meryl Streep, were never in the babe/pure ingenue category. I don't think that if Demi Moore allowed herself to age, she'd be getting more roles. Very few women make that transition. They're damned for trying to hold on to youth, or they're damned for "letting themselves go" -- and, either way, they're not getting scripts sent to them.


" js. said...

I find it genuinely offensive when people associate skinniness to starvation and malnutrition - perhaps she is just skinny; I personally think she looks hot."


Your offense on behalf of celebrities is touching, but there's no way she's just naturally this skinny. Check out pictures of her from 20 years ago. No one gets skinnier as they age unless there's something wrong with them or they're doing something extreme.


She does look crazy skinny here and I'm thinking it has more to do w/ photoshop b/c she usually doesn't look that thin in redcarpet shots. And I hate that actresses feel the needs to have so much plastic surgery done, but she actually still looks human. Nicole Kidman, Renee Zellweger, Courtney Cox and Meg Ryan should get the name of her surgeon. I'm not trying to be mean, I love each of those actresses, but I wish they still had the ability to emote.


" the fact that Demi never could act to save her life probably has something to do with her lack of roles "

Thank you! Ugh, not only is she a shitty actress, she is ANNOYING as hell! She just gives me a big huge cramp, and she always has. And that guy she married, ALSO annoying! That stupid-ass camera commercial of his on TV, just go away, please!!!


Please tell me I'm not the only one to notice the irony of mentioning how horribly skinny Demi Moore looks when her pictures are posted in comparison to horribly skinny models? I love you, T-Lo, I really, really do, with your intelligent quips and fun with language and dead-on summations of everything from shoes to character motivation on "Mad Men". You're my favorite bitches on the internet. But this was silly. Demi Moore and other women (the cast of "Desperate Housewives" comes instantly to mind) starve and cosmetically butcher themselves to look like that when their photos are put up next to photos of thin young women, just as you've done in this post.

I've friends in L.A. (who've barely hit 30) who've done the same thing to themselves. It makes me want to cry when I look at them, because they could have been so lovely if they'd laid off the Botox and scalpels and excessive dieting and obsessive exercising, and just eaten a cider doughnut with their morning coffee once in a while. Now they just look scary...and older than they are.

In summation: All of the women shown above need to eat some cider doughnuts, immédiatement. Someone in apple country get cracking on this, STAT. They're obviously starving: just look at the hip bones. *shudder* Mein Gott. ...Maybe some waffles with butter and maple syrup, too.


And, yes, Sharon T (11/10/09 10:54 AM) is entirely correct. The Photoshop fail of the hip on the right should be submitted to Photoshop Disasters, if it hasn't been already.


I'm more troubled by the fact that she thinks she's being denied roles because of her age, rather than the fact that she CAIN'T ACT!

Never could, never will be able to. I don't care HOW naked she gets.


Oh, and can we just acknowledge that that Balmain get up is ridiculous?


bitchybitchybitchy

Well, if Demi Moore was a better actress she might be considered for more mature roles, but, given her limitations, that's a rather big if.

Given the prevalence of photoshopping, I really have no idea how much of this cover look is really her and how much is perhaps overly aggressive photoshopping.

and, about that cover look-whoever thought that a piece of fabric dangling down between a woman's legs was a good fashion statement?


I've been thin all my life, now I'm middle-aged, and sorry, but the waistline does NOT get smaller, it gets bigger. Unless, I suppose, you get lipo. I agree she has a haunted, glazed look in her eyes, not attractive.


I can't believe that no one has pointed out just how incredibly ugly that first--what, dress, bodysuit, chain mail?--is. And a dreadful color for a woman like Demi.

As for how she looks, she looks like a doll. Which is how most aging, artificially-youthified actresses look, especially after their faces stop moving.


Photoshop? Excessive surgery & dieting? I look at these and think she's been vampire-bit. And doesn't feed for a week before a photoshoot in order to get that wan look.

More seriously, the little that one can glean from what's been written about her early life leads one to believe that there have always been some serious demons driving her accomplishments, and they aren't in abeyance as age adds its stresses to one whose appearance has always been integral to her acheivement. I choose to believe (since god knows what's written about any celebrity is suspect and unreliable) that she's been a better parent than were her parents, and I hope she doesn't quit trying.

(and I'll keep watching to see if Ashton ages as the years pass, or if she's turned him, as well.)


Out of curiosity, for what occasion would this outfit be appropriate, other than the Loin Cloth Convention?
I'm truly asking, where would someone wear this?


Would anyone have known that was Demi Moore if her name wasn't printed?

Cuz she sure is lookin' cortneycoxarquetteish to me.


I think it's unfortunate that women over 40 are going to see those images and think what she has is desirable for them. It's not about being 'thicker' or having to give up being fit. It's about surgically altering yourself and shrinking yourself down to a size smaller than what you were when you were a healthy and thin 20 year old.

I see women like this sometimes (admittedly few have the kind of genes that Demi Moore started with). They're trying so hard to fit in with a younger generation; I wonder if they realize what that younger generation really thinks of them.

That said, if you wonder why she feels the need to do this-- well, everyone already mentioned-- just look at the models beneath her photos.


"I find it genuinely offensive when people associate skinniness to starvation and malnutrition - perhaps she is just skinny; I personally think she looks hot."

I don't associate 'skinniness' with starvation and malnutrition. However, I do associate 'can see your entire skeleton in relief' with it.

When I can see the entire, unsoftened shape of your collarbone in detail, you're too thin. I doubt they photoshopped that in, hip wonkiness notwithstanding.

And I don't find skeletons hot.


"Crappy photoshopping aside, my first thought was "Damn, I want to look like her." I'm 2 years older than she, and on a weight loss journey, and she is proof that just because you pass 45 doesn't mean you have to have a "thicker waist" and all the crap that goes with peri-menopause, or menopause. You can still have flat abs and a waist. I don't think she has a desperate look in her eyes - think Tyra and "smizing" - plus crazy makeup artist at work.

I think the example she is setting for her girls is to not let yourself (or your body) go just because you're at "that age". Keeping fit, which she is obviously doing, is the key."

Um, no. It's kinda called biology? To think you can totally avoid aging and not do damage to your body in the process is downright delusional.

Women get fatter past 40. That's how the body works. It's not a death sentence. Deal with it.


being close in age and having aged along with Demi I agree that something is wrong here. You are right on point when you note the other women over 40 who have succeeded in snagging roles that are fun and appropriate for their age. Whether you liked Bridges of Madison County or not it was a role that showed a mature woman as a normal human being.
Deneuve and others have realized that a little body fat on a woman is much less aging than lean and taught. If you like your body that's fine but realize your face is going to pay.


Demi Moore has had ALOT of work done over the years. Plus she's likely been photo-shopped to kingdom come.

Back in the mid-80's I was working at a certain retail clothing store, when she came in with wardrober from whatever production was in the works. Both Demi and I would have been in our early 20's at the time.

They were looking for a dress, and we had a terrible time finding anything that would fit her.

Why?

She was very flat-chested, and wore a size 4 top and a 10 or 12 skirt. She spent much of the time hiding in the dressing room, embarrassed of her figure, and, as I was a size 4 myself (both top and bottom) I remember thinking, at the time, how heavy her thighs were for such a slight person.

They ended up settling on a drop-waist sack that hid more than it flattered. Luckily for her it was on trend.

She has had a boob job, liposuction, her teeth are not original and she's had work done on her face, too. Just look at early photos of her, say from her GH days.

As for the dead eyes, she does acknowledge having had some kind of eye/vision problem as a child...don't know if that contributes to the dead gaze.

By all means, encourage people to stay fit but spare us the hypocrisy of telling us that you've been working with what genetics gave you.


When the first thing one notices is the horrible, freakish photoshopping, then the cover/layout is a complete failure.


Hopefully, this issue of W will be waiting for me this evening at home in my mailbox, or on the floor (already read by my neighbors) as it usually is because it's so damned large. Anyway, the cover image is the very definition of photoshopping. Seriously, check wiki ---- not only that but it's egregiously bad photoshopping. I've seen a million pics of Demi and I do love my gorgeous-talentless-actresses-over-forty-with-younger-men these days, but Demi does NOT look like this. She may have, a little while back on General Hospital, but not in this present century.

- edina -

P.S. Yes, the pics are a bit distrubing to say the least.


I agree with the opinions about the photoshop...IT Sucks!

However, I like Demi and I am glad they styled her in that black outfit.
The average woman who buys couture with her own money is on the average 40-65 years old. All these young things (younger the age of 30) get it on loan from the designers for free. I am glad that W featured Demi because the 40-60 year old crowd can relate to her. Not all 40-60 year olds can wear the clothes that Demi wears, but it is nice to see them featured on a real woman and not a teenager or tweenager.

TampaBay


Maybe she could get more movie roles if she could still move her face, kind of a requirement for acting.


I think she's pretty but she doesn't look like Demi Moore here. She looks like an older Jennifer Connelly. I do get irritated by the "hollywood doesn't hire women my age" thing. Maybe that has some truth but are old men that were mediocre actors when they were young getting a lot of work? Don't think so.


Man, she gives me a rash. Which has nothing to do with her body or her body image. But I think she wants to portray herself as not giving a shit about what anyone says, a la Cher, who could figuratively kick her ass, blindfolded and with both hands tied behind her back. Ms. Moore tries too hard.

She looks ridiculous. She always looks ridiculous.


Anonymous
11/10/09 12:26 PM are old men that were mediocre actors when they were young getting a lot of work?








Ted McGinley stays employed.


Kathy Griffin said on one of her recent Bravo specials that she looks the way she does "Because I'm hungry all the time. HUNGRY ALL THE TIME. Yes. Starving."
And she's not nearly as thin as Demi.

The fact is, Demi is simply wrong. You do have to look thicker and droopier, etc., after menopause, unless you do something unnatural to your body. And even then, you don't look young any more.

I'm her age plus a bit, and my metabolism has slowed way down despite a reasonable amount of exercise, so yes, I'm thicker and all the rest. I can't imagine the work necessary to look the way she does. Who wants to be "HUNGRY ALL THE TIME"? I do believe that is the definition of "starving". Let alone the surgeries, the other procedures, the constant and, yes, desperate search for something else to alter an inevitable process.

Same goes for many of the young models. (It was interesting to watch "Models of the Runway" after this season's PR, since they didn't seem to be starving themselves, and weren't scary-skinny either. They were friendly too.)

Okay, I'm rambling again, but the fact is, youth isn't just a matter of thinness and unlined skin. Do take a look of pictures of Demi 20 or 25 years ago. See the round cheeks, the firm but yielding flesh, the irreplaceable warm flush of youth on her skin, and everything else that gave her the unmistakable look of youngness despite many obvious "flaws" no longer present. And she weighed a good 20 or 30 pounds more, too.

Yes, we all wish we still had it; wish we'd valued it as much as we should have when we did, instead of focusing on our faults. But when it's gone, it's gone.

It's true that Demi could never act, and that Meryl Streep continues to get roles, even voiceovers, because she can. It's unfair that men keep getting lead romantic roles even as they age and fatten. It's wrong for you boys to post critical pictures of Demi without mentioning the equally scary-looking model underneath. The cultural factors can be changed. But nature can't. Your choice is to age naturally, and be heavier and droopier, and lose the freshness of youth which is so much more than being skinny. Or, you can age unnaturally, and be thin and "toned" at some awful cost, and still lose the freshness of youth which, etc.

Demi looks better than Renee Zellweger, or Nicole Kidman, or Meg Ryan -- but none of them look young.

The Balmain model is young, but she's also lost that indefinable prized quality "youth" -- the physical equivalent of what Ruth Rendell calls "that carefree state which is without fear or ambition or the deadening knowledge that things must change." And must end.


Look at her hip above the R in Moore and then look at her thigh underneath it. THE HELL?
I don't really care what Demi Moore sees when she looks in the mirror, I care about what pubescent girls see when they look at their dinner plates. Let's all pray to GOD it's not this sad, distorted image.


Don't shake her too hard, she'll snap in two.


"She was very flat-chested, and wore a size 4 top and a 10 or 12 skirt. She spent much of the time hiding in the dressing room, embarrassed of her figure, and, as I was a size 4 myself (both top and bottom) I remember thinking, at the time, how heavy her thighs were for such a slight person."

And this right here is why we have eating disorders, lipo, and extreme photoshopping. You should have told that fat cow that she had no business working in Hollywood.

Back to Demi: she does look like a cross between Courteney Cox and Jennifer Connelly. But she still looks better in that weird brown figure skating outfit than the skeletal model does. Yikes!


Agreed that she's photoshopped badly, that she's surgically enhanced (dehanced?), and has never been a great actress. I disagree that she's a role model for the 40-60 age group. I'm in that group, and I've never related to her at all - not now, not before.

But mostly I couldn't look at Demi in those clothes at a photo shoot without hearing Taylor's voice in my head bitching about how she had to get all the clothes there, unpack them, then get them back to the studio ALL BY HERSELF. I'm so over it. LIterally. I die (but not in a good way). And that bitching is probably what got her fired. Presumably by Rodger.


It's a shame women don't think they may age gracefully in Hollywood. The quest for youth and beauty make even the most beautiful women odd looking and unnatural.

They look like walking PEZ dispensers: large heads, tiny bodies. Unhealthy and terrible for young girls to emulate. It's no wonder anorexia and bulimia are so prevalent. Hollywood employs the extremely thin, while passing by those of normal body weight.

Demi is still gorgeous, but would be breathtaking with a little meat on her bones.


I just found a French PHOTO magazine from 1983. It featured Christie Brinkley and Janice Dickinson. I remember in the 80s, healthy, fit models were applauded and featured in Elle and all the magazine. I also have a Sports Illustrated from that time. Curvy, muscles on models. What happened? Even Cindy Crawford has, and has always had, some curves. I don't get the emaciated look now. Even the models in the seventies didn't look this unhealthy, and they were skinny, too.


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"Demi said: The majority of [female] roles are geared between 25 and 35.”"




Sorry, I wish I could respond properly but I've misplaced my violin.

It always annoys the hell out of me when these ditzy actresses SUDDENLY complain about the 'injustice' of the industry, after having feasted on that injustice for years.

For decades she benefitted from the industry being looksist; getting roles over much more talented actresses for no reason other than she was good looking and hit it off with the people who handed out the jobs. Was she complaining then? Suddenly she hits 40 and it's not enough that she can look cute. Too bad. Move on.

There are more talented actresses working at Starbucks, who never got a chance at all (and not for lack of trying), and this nitwit millionaire is whining that her jobs have dried up? Give me a fucking break.

--GothamTomato


No kidding, photoshopped. In the first one, if you draw a line straight down from her left hip and a line straight up from her left thigh, they are not even close to meeting. And the second pic looks like they did something weird to her underarm area..ugh.


I am not certain which is the case, photoshopped, or surgery, but something has happened to her nose. It has gotten very narrow and short.


Of course Demi could take some of her millions and try producing movies that had roles just for her but that would require taking on all the risk herself of any movie she makes bombing and losing all that money. Not happening any time soon.


Oh boys, too true. All of these older actresses are trying to regain their youth or something and in all the wrong ways. They just end up looking like skeletons by trying to one up their younger counterparts. It's not working ladies (that means you Sarah Jessica, Courtney Cox, etc.) It's okay to have some meat on your bones, especially at that point in your life, I think. News flash, we don't like the starving look on the younger girls either.

And you're right she is up there on my list of actresses who people fawn over but I never saw the real talent factor.


I sincerely apologize for this, but I am getting overgrown bush from that cover dress.......... (and, no, not the one in your garden).


A member of my family is a runway model and it has been an eyeopener for me.

I agree these pics are disturbing. However, virtually all of the models in runway and print fashion are at least this thin, if not thinner. They are not "just skinny", they have severe eating disorders, and many use drugs to stay thin. One of the reasons models disappear is they die, or ruin their looks with years of malnutrition, or get better and won't stay that size anymore.

Every person who loves fashion should be screaming at the top of their lungs as well as boycotting magazines, designers and shows that glorify an unhealthy bodyfat level. If not for the self-esteem of young girls, then for the lives of the current models.


She doesn't look all that starving to me. Skinny, yes but anorexic, definitely not. I think that "wide eye" look has more to do with her trying to look like a model but not knowing anything about actual modeling. Just go on facebook, you'll see those wide eyes all day long.

Does she need to be so skinny? Of course not but is she starving?? You've got to be fucking kidding me if you sincerely believe so.

Now Rachel Zoe, there is someone who is starving, I can see that woman's breast plate.


Like it or not, she's still got charisma. I don't know what it is about her, but I still am interested in her photos/work (if, it is reasonably good). However, WTF? WHY is she on the cover? What has she done in the past 5 YEARS to render a cover of a high fashion magazine?

She produced the first Austin Powers movie and some others, which were probably duds. But she has produced. I don't see why her "aging actress" complaints are in any way valid.

She actually tweeted that she didn't have any plastic surgery and has stretch marks. It makes women around her age (me) feel inferior with those statements. I think they are false comments and should be accounted for.
-Frances Spencer


asparaagus lust

I see her facial look has morphed into an Ashton Kutcher sort of face. You can see she used to be cross-eyed on one side. It still shows. I do not find her attractive. She has a doll obsession, well documented. She has achieved her own inanimate doll status. She had a good run, it will not be back any time soon based upon her lack of belief in herself and little to no talent.


Beg to differ. Demi can be really fabulous if the role calls for her to be tough or soullessly mean. She had some stellar moments as Lt. Commander JoAnne Galloway opposite Tom Cruise in A Few Good Men and was positively FIERCE opposite Michael Douglas as Meredith Johnson in Disclosure.

This, however, is desperation. Part of her physical attraction in those earlier movies was the baby fat in her face, her slightly rounded nose, and her dimples.

Now, she's "Cher-ed" herself. Her face has been stretched tighter than tight from the looks of it, her eyes are wider apparently from a seriously tight eye job, the cute nose is gone, and no doubt those wonderful dimples were eradicated in the fierce pursuit of youthful image.

The woman should be taking Mom roles, as Merryl Streep happily did, but instead the image she prefers to present is that of a miraculously non-aging ingénue, when it's still clear despite all the miracles of modern medicine that she's aging anyway. It's not clear that many roles would fit this physical type. Who wants to see the aging ingénue when you can see dozens of actual ingénues, many of whom have a far more astounding acting range?

If she put on some more weight and projected some genuine personality warmth, maybe the industry could find a spot for her. Even Sharon Stone, Hollywood's other fading cougar/ingenue, got rave reviews when she took a decidedly non-ingenue role in Albert Brooks' The Muse.

But Demi's dressing like this is hardly doing herself a favor. While it gets her the press attention she craves, it also raises anew the very questions about her image-appropriateness that she should be addressing. Nobody cares that she's a puma. They do, care, however, that she's turning herself into a freak instead of aging gracefully.

And sadly, that makes them cease to care about her as a serious actor.


I blame the wonky Photoshop job. I think she looks pretty and not quite as unnaturally skinny in other photos. Sure, she has had work done, but at least she doesn't look like Cher or Barry Manilow.

While I am tired of the worlds of fashion and Hollywood equating physical beauty with a size 0, I am equally tired of the vitriol directed at the slim. Talk of women needing to eat a pork chop/cheeseburger/donut/etc. is silly. Let's face it, while we don't want young girls to feel pressured to eat <1000 calories a day to fit into their skinny jeans, more people are dealing with obesity than eating disorders. And yes, just as some people have above average IQ's, artistic ability, athletic ability, etc., others have bodies that look 25 (at least clothed) well into middle age. Don't hate, appreciate!


Wow, that was a terribly harsh rant. I'm sure she looks in the mirror and thinks she is beautiful. I would most certainly starve myself to look that thin.... if only I didn't love food so much.


Wow! So much to comment on.

First, I agree that she's been Photoshopped to oblivion and is hardly recognizable from her younger self. I also agree that most women after 45 or so start to thicken in the middle, and that when you get jobs based on looks and not acting talent, you can't expect those jobs to last.

But, but, but, I disagree that you can't be thinner in your 30s or 40s than you were in your teens or twenties without doing something crazy. I am. And I didn't go nuts or get a disease. I just cut way back on the junk food and gave up soda.

Also, while my waist is thicker and my collar bones less obvious than Demi's, my arms and legs are about the same and really always have been. I'm just built that way.

Finally, that outfit is unflattering and ridiculous. As another poster commented, it's only fit for a loin-cloth convention.


I highly recommend Joan Jacobs Brumberg's The Body Project. In the book Jacobs Brumberg discusses how increasingly women are not judged by what they do or who they are but by what they look like. Therefore their bodies are treated as a "project," something that can always be improved and perfected. (She contrasts the modern era with the nineteenth century concept of "good works.") It's fascinating and enlightening reading.


She looks eerily like Courteney Cox, but that's another story.

Of course I blame Photoshop but Demi has a history of doing extreme things with her body - it's sad but in the insanity which is the current "Size 0" or you're fat climate pervading the fashion industry and Hollywood she probably felt comepelled to whittle herself down just to be marginally competitive.

It's so interesting to me in this climate of emaciation that the Va-Va-Voom! voloptuous beauty of Salma Hayek or Christina Hendricks is so revered as the female ideal (by men and many women alike). The disconnect is insane to me.


why is she even relevant anymore? All she does is sit on twitter all day, and her last good movies were in the mid-90's
I'm totally sick of her face


GothamTomato said...

"It always annoys the hell out of me when these ditzy actresses SUDDENLY complain about the 'injustice' of the industry, after having feasted on that injustice for years.
[utterly charming rant cut to save space]
There are more talented actresses working at Starbucks, who never got a chance at all (and not for lack of trying), and this nitwit millionaire is whining that her jobs have dried up? Give me a fucking break."
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

GT, I love you deeply though purely platonically and from afar.


Thank you, thank you Tlo for mentioning the horror that is now Nicole Kidman. She is truly frightening to look at and I avoid her films. I will never understand how she was able to bear a child given her malnutrition.

Demi Moore is also to be remembered for foisting her untalented spawn (I forget her name) on the public as well....the poor child already appears to have fallen victim to the need for plastic surgery in image driven Hollywood...why wouldn't you want to protect your child from that?!? Please Tlo never post an in-and-out of that spawn -- spawn who are only famous because of their parents don't deserve to be on your blog.


TLo, you're fab & I love you, but you are part of the media that pressures us women to look younger than we are.

One of the harshest criticisms that you ever level at a designer's or stylist's or makeup artist's choice is that "it makes the model look old." "Old" seems to be a synonym for ugly, desperate, irrelevant, frumpy, lonely.

I'm 44, and I love your site, and I feel that your opinions are brilliant, witty, spot-on, clever, and just generally really valuable. But "old" is a derogatory term, here and everywhere else in the fashion industry.

You can't really decry "youth-obsessed culture" without acknowledging that you're part of it. -victoria


Sadly she looks no better off, dare I say healthier, than the models shown below her.

Renee Zellweger also falls into that category for me. Kidman was gorgeous when she was pregnant and had to gaina few pounds and stop using Botox. Sadly she turned around and went back to the plastic starving look once she gave birth.

Also, like many have said, the photoshopping here is horrendous!


TLo - I don't agree. Except that I am so tried of photoshopping - someone should be smacked for that. I think she looks beautiful and waaaay better than those models do. Not everyone has to give up on their beautiful bodies because of age - we can hate her for her genes (I'm about her age and extremely jealous) but why? She is gorgeous.


Women are generally written off unless they're attractive (entertainers, politicians, average women chilling at the bar), and currently the idea of what is attractive contains being incredibly thin. We can't make that rule, or subscribe it to it in any way (and anyone who has ever body-snarked IS subscribing to it), and then punish or insult those who try to live with it. This is not Demi's problem, it is all of ours.


She looks like Jennifer Connelly sans those awful eyebrows.

Demi, own your age by not posing for spreads in clothing for 20-somethings.


I see no difference between Demi and the models that are on the runway. So I think that the "she's too skinny" thing is a little unfair. Granted she is, but so are the models, and we accept that, so maybe that's the problem. If she were "thicker" how many comments would she be getting about how chunky she was?

Personally I like Demi, she overcame a tough childhood, and yes she was cross-eyed till she had corrective surgery. Coupled with size 4 sales associates that can't help but be amazed at how thick her thighs are, no wonder she has body issues.

Demi might not have been the best actress in Hollywood, but she wasn't the worst of her era, and I think that there is a grain of truth she says about women in Hollywood.

I don't think she projects "desperation" - I think that's just life in Hollywood.


I've not read all the posts on here......

IS THAT DEMI MOORE???? Looks nothing like her, surgery? Photoshop? not eating?

What is it? or is it all of the above?


I'm just worried that the model for the bronze dress is going to flash her va-jay-jay at any moment.


What really creeps me out is the Balmain skeleton waltzing down the runway at the top of the post. EEEEEK! That's just not pretty. At all.


TLo said: There's a reason that the leading actresses in the over-45 category are women like Meryl Streep and Helen Mirren. Because they smartly realized a long time ago that the ingenue parts were gone forever and there was no use going after something they were never going to get again.

BRAVO! I'm an actress myself, and was cast as Veda in Harvey...I couldn't figure out why I didn't "feel" the role until I realized I was trying to do it all sexy, like all my other roles. Once I realized that I wasn't the age for sexpot roles anymore, shrugged it off and went all out, I got laughs-a-plenty. Demi just needs to realize that she can still be fierce and older, but that its time for the younger ladies to take the sexy roles. Because there are parts, many many parts, written for women over 40. Problem is, they aren't sexy and Demi doesn't want them.


Any complaint from Ms. Moore re: the lack of diversity in her line of work? Or any other lack of diversity in Hollywood?
Of course not.
Same myopic self serving whining, different day.

More Neil Patrick Harris (Or Sigourney Weaver, or Zoe Saldana or Leonard Nimoy or anyone else who's actually interesting), please.


When I see actresses like Demi and company, with their obvious and extreme attempts at holding back the clock, I think of Norma Desmond. There's that wonderful line Joe Gillis yelled at her in the midst of one of her delusional fits in "Sunset Boulevard" - "There's nothing tragic about being fifty. Not unless you're trying to be twenty-five."


As long as we're discussing skeletal things, why is no one commenting upon Posh's increasing inhumanity? Because we accept her as being skeletal in order to better present the fabulosity of her wardrobe? Surely no one is going to argue that she is normal or even attractive.

Re: Miz Kidman, the woman has purple hands. To me, that indicates some sort of circulatory problem, probably brought on by starvation. You'd think with PhotoShopping being so prevalent that SOMEone would think to also touch up the colors on these broads when their extremeties start to shrivel up and fall off.


She is not starving.

This is starving. So is this and this and this.


Yes she's trying to dress like a 25year old, but come on, can you see Demi in Carolina Herrera or Oscar de la Renta? That would be catastrophic.


She looks fabulous! I cannot believe there are so many jaded subscribers on this blog. I can guarantee that not one single person commenting comes close to looking as good as she does. It's no wonder Ashton Kutcher loves her. More power to you Demi!


No, there aren't a lot of roles for actresses over forty. That's true and that's not cool. But there are even less roles for actresses trying desperately to look 20 years younger than their age. "Desperation" is a terrible quality for a movie star to project.

damn right. i miss real faces and bodies.


But there are even less roles for actresses trying desperately to look 20 years younger than their age.

Someone please tell this to Ellen Pompeo. Meridith Grey: Oldest. Residency. Ever.


While I agree with everything you said, I can add that my daughter saw Demi on the street in New York a couple days ago and said that she is "staggeringly beautiful" in person. [and she is a tough judge] "very thin, but very beautiful".


Plus I forgot to say the Brooklyn Bomber hit the nail on the head saying:

"I don't think that if Demi Moore allowed herself to age, she'd be getting more roles. Very few women make that transition. They're damned for trying to hold on to youth, or they're damned for "letting themselves go" -- and, either way, they're not getting scripts sent to them."

Actresses aren't the only ones struggling with this issue. I so often cringe looking at the women my age who are nipped and tucked into unrecognizability or worse yet badly done and now freakish looking. But I can understand their motivation. I am not the plastic surgeon's best friend and I find myself dissappearing as a viable person in the world. It truly seems that there is no easy road to choose as a woman who is older than 45.


LaFemmeFataledeNY

Too skinny! Are you kidding me? NO ONE looks like that at the age of 47.


There are lifestyle choices you can make in which you are not dieting all the time and not starving all the time; dieting implies that someone is making up for indulgences or compensating for lifelong bad dietary choices. Although these pictures are not the best evidence of Ms. Moore's lifestyle (Obviously a fashion magazine is going to try to make any model, regardless of age, fit a specific bodytype), numerous other recent candid pictures seem to indicate that Ms. Moore takes care of herself and that she has been doing so for a long time.


Miss Quoted said...

I see no difference between Demi and the models that are on the runway.


And who is saying that what we see on the runway is OK?


Please, I've seen her in person a few times in LA and she is painfully skinny in person as well.


She can't get roles because of her age? Yeah, if you want to play a 25-year-old for the rest of your life, I guess she's right.


Didn't she say once that she wanted to be a positive role model for her daughters by aging naturally and eating well without dieting and starving herself?


LOL...A couple of you seem to assume that I made my opinion about her disproportionate body known: I didn't. LOL. Spare me the accusations of being judgmental, too: isn't that what we're all doing here? Most of you are saying that she looks too thin...

The girl had body-image issues before she walked into the store all those years ago, and she still does. As GT pointed out, she parlayed a career out of her appearance rather than talent.

Also missed was the larger point that I made, which was that she denies having had plastic surgery and implies that her figure is the result of hard work: IMHO it is not. She had a pronounced pear shaped figure in her youth which is completely gone now. I'm quite confident that she didn't work her body into a totally different shape at the gym.

Why judge someone who was naturally slim or a more proportionate body shape? I was a size 4 then, I'm 48 now and I'm a size 12: I haven't had surgery to 'correct' this, it's part of aging. So, now I'm "fat". Do I care? Not really, because my ability to make money doesn't hinge on how I look.



And, as an FYI your average size 0 through 14-or-so dresses typically are made to a certain shoulder/bust/waist/hip ratio. So when a person's body varies *considerably* from that ratio, it catches the eye.

Funny thing is, as size 12 I am now, I would still look at a young Demi Moor and think that she had heavy thighs for an otherwise slight build. At least some of us have the gumption to own up to acknowledging those variations from the 'norm'.

Ciao!


well, you boys sure stirred it up today, didn't you?? lol

i enjoyed reading through most of these comments and want to add my 2¢ worth.
i 2 weeks away from being 50 years old.
i work 40+ hours a week at an extremely active job and my body stays comfortably at size 10/12.
i think most woman my age who have any sort of self-worth are very comfortable with the changes that come naturally at our age. that doesn't mean i don't do anything; i eat well, don't smoke, have certain beauty rituals, color my hair, etc….but to totally deny who you are, and pretend to be in your 20's and 30's again? that's just sad, and something i will never aspire to, or be jealous of.
it helps that i live in austin, where old hippies who age gracefully are much beloved and accepted! :)


Wow, Photoshop went from getting rid of wrinkles and eye circles to creating a whole new person. Unbelievable! I thought young people didn't know the difference between the virtual and reality, but based on some of the comments here, I guess it applies to adults as well.


Anonymous
11/10/09 4:54 PM

damn right. i miss real faces and bodies.

Check out Meryl Streep on the cover of this weeks "Entertainment Weekly".
Sex on a stick! & real!
Alec Baldwin, too!


Anonymous11:37 AM:
Check out pictures of her from 20 years ago. No one gets skinnier as they age unless there's something wrong with them or they're doing something extreme.

Another Anon at 1:53 PM:
But, but, but, I disagree that you can't be thinner in your 30s or 40s than you were in your teens or twenties without doing something crazy. I am. And I didn't go nuts or get a disease. I just cut way back on the junk food and gave up soda.

Amen to Anon 1:53 .

I'm Demi's age, and a mom. I've danced and lifted weights since my 20's and I gave up crappy-junkfood and soda 10 years ago. Add in the muscle loss that comes naturally as we age ...and yes...there are women who are THIN & FIT at 47.

It's not starvation or grueling workouts. It's just what happens to lean people when they age.
Austin Sally
p.s. I'm not speaking for Demi, but for we-nonfamous-older-skinny-gals -- we can eat a damn greasy cheeseburger if we want to -- we just don't want to. And it's not a disorder. cheers!


The photoshop bit that really caught my eye is the underarm in the Armani Prive photo. heeeeeee!!! Seriously, it's hard to aspire to Armani-ness when I'm rotflmao.


austin "girl" said:

"it helps that i live in austin, where old hippies who age gracefully are much beloved and accepted! :)"

Shout out to my fellow Austinite Hippie! :)

Austin Sally


"the fact that Demi never could act to save her life..."

Really? I disagree. I thought she was pretty good in The Seventh Sign, Ghost, A Few Good Men, and Mortal Thoughts. Sure, she's made some crappy movies but who in Hollywood hasn't?

This is a particularly mean-spirited bashing. Doesn't seem deserved. I am sure if she did have a few extra pounds or a few wrinkles we'd hear about how she's let herself go, and no wonder she doesn't get good roles anymore. Can't win for trying with you two sometimes.


they photoshopped out her hips in the first one and her sideboob in the second (who doesn't love sideboob?!)...can't see how much of the judgements stand when who can say how much else of her was removed...lol


i'm not dorothy gale

Thank you, TLo, for invoking the names of my wonderful stars, Meryl and Helen. I adore these talented women and imagine how terrible, how horribly tortured it would be, to be Demi or Nicole, fixating on the mirror and each wrinkle and crinkle, unable to enjoy a healthy meal.

Hell on earth.


ZOMG, Anonymous (11/10/09 3:20 PM)! NPH in that cover outfit? THAT WOULD BE HILARIOUSLY AWESOME. You are a genius. Or I'm crazy. Probably the latter. Still. Awesome. Though he'd definitely need some extra fabric in the crotch area. Or not.


To Anon

"And who is saying that what we see on the runway is OK?"

Certainly not me. I just think it's wrong to bash Ms Moore for looking as healthy as the model, without pointing out that the model is perhaps in need of the very same sandwich.

I personally feel that everyone plays a part in all of this Why are model scary thin? Because that's what people want to see on the runway.How many times has an actress been called fat because she's NOT rail thin? They don't have a lot of choices, the public is fickle

Why aren't older actresses more present in movies? Because in general, and obviously there are exceptions, younger people are the ones buying the tickets - and young wants young. There are certain actresses and actors that I really like, but honestly, I can bother to go to the theater to see a movie unless it's got Johnny Depp in it. I'll wait for just about everything else to come out on DVD.

I don't think it's good for models to be so thin,and I do worry about the message. I also think that parents need to step up to. If a girl has low self esteem because of what she sees in the movies or in fashion, then maybe Mom and Dad had something to do with it.

I do my best not to use my money to buy things that I think endorse that. Am I always successful? No - I watch PR and I enjoy reading TLO too much to give that up


How come it's ok for Iman to look really young but not Demi or Nicole Kidman?

I agree with you to some extent, and Iman does look a bit more natural. But I'm not sure how one is fabulous (Iman is over 50 for god's sake) and the other is desperate.

I don't think Demi looks that bad. Seems like there are more roles from women over 40 in television at least.


Why does everybody assume that it is not possible to eat decently and look this skinny? I am surrounded by people who snack all day and/or who eat 3 dinners when we go out some time and STILL look like this. I really disagree with all this stigma attached to skinny frames, especially when the people giving skinny people so much flak are the very same people who applaud fat people for 'embracing their bodies'.


Anonymous 11/10/09 1:53 PM . . . But, but, but, I disagree that you can't be thinner in your 30s or 40s than you were in your teens or twenties without doing something crazy. I am. And I didn't go nuts or get a disease. I just cut way back on the junk food and gave up soda.

You either are a guy or delusional. OH junk food and soda. DUH.

Guffaw!!!


Thanks, ptrap, for mentioning "Mortal Thoughts". She was very good in that movie and a few others.

I'll reserve comment about her appearance as I doubt she had any say in the photoshopping or which pictures were published.


I saw her in Starbucks about two months ago, and she is tiny, but she is flawless. No makeup and she looked better than me. (Younger than her by 15 years and wearing makeup.) She is definitely Hollywood skinny, but the extremeness in these photos is due to photoshop.

When I saw the photo I actually thought it was Jennifer Connolly.


I love my fellow Scorpion Demi Moore... She looks gorgeous, haters.


Helen Mirren never a babe/ingenue? We are talking about the now distinguished British actress who had real difficulty completing an entire movie without taking her top off when she was young, right?


Thank you for this! She really does look scary, but all I've been hearing in other media is how wonderful she looks - so kudos to you for telling it like it is!


I agree that her face looks really thin, but i think that the overall result is that her face looks fragile in a beautiful way. It may not be the most natural, but i think she still looks beautiful.

I'm not a fan of the way in which her body was photoshopped, OR the loin cloth she is wearing on the cover.


Anonymous said...

Helen Mirren never a babe/ingenue? We are talking about the now distinguished British actress who had real difficulty completing an entire movie without taking her top off when she was young, right?

The lack of reading comprehension in the readership is sometimes astounding.


Rainwood on 11/10/09 at 1:05 PM said....But mostly I couldn't look at Demi in those clothes at a photo shoot without hearing Taylor's voice in my head bitching about how she had to get all the clothes there, unpack them, then get them back to the studio ALL BY HERSELF. I'm so over it. Literally. I die (but not in a good way). And that bitching is probably what got her fired. Presumably by Rodger.

Rainwood, just googled the above info to catch up on the Taylor-Zoe gossip. Taylor is very talented. If I need and/or could afford a stylist, I would hire Taylor. However, Taylor was a bad fit for Team Rachel Zoe. If you work for Ms. Zoe and Team Zoe and/or Brand Zoe then you must embrace celebrity culture...ie...you need to be out 4-5 nights a week hanging with the beautiful people to promote the Zoe brand. Rodger should have fired her years ago. If it were my decision. I would have fired her years ago too as she is not a good fit for Team Rachel Zoe. On the other hand Brad is a perfect fit for Team Zoe. Maybe he can be cloned. LOL! LOL!

TampaBay


well i think demi is gawjus!
as for this whole starvation = skinny blah blah blah - cry me a river.

im very skinny, i am certainly not starving but my collarbones could hold water and you can indeed see my breastplate lol, but im only like one pound underweight. some days i catch my arm in the mirror looking like a twig and think damn gotta eat some more - most times i dont actually notice or care. maybe because i know i will eventually gain weight and soften out so why not enjoy my skinniness now - esp since im not working hard to get it. but if one more person pinches me and smirkly asks what my dress size is, i will hit them


I have always thought that Demi's moderate success came from the fact that she lucked into a few popular movies - Ghost, Indecent Proposal and About Last Night. Whoever starred in those movies would be successes. Like Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman. If I happened to get that part, I would now be "julia roberts." the fact of the matter is they both stink as actresses.

Ever seen pictures of Demi before she was famous? she looks like a different person and it's obvious from the ordinariness of her kids (i'm not picking on them - just an observation) is obvious her face has been completely altered by plastic surgery. Not to say she isn't pretty, but if you can't bring in the box office dollars, you don't get the movies.

That said, she has never had anything interesting to say, and her husband is a complete annoying pain in the ass.


Cranky Old Fart

geez, she's old now, what, about 27???

damn, that woman looks GOOD, you know, like a waif-like, airbrushed, CGI-enhanced "female" looks good


"Why does everybody assume that it is not possible to eat decently and look this skinny?"

Because there's a minimum percentage of body fat to be healthy as well as a top end, and it's very unlikely that someone for whom I can see that much of their skeletal system is at it. In the case of the model, even more so. And while it's possible that not meeting that minimum is due to metabolic problems or other medical issues, absent those, it's a question of not eating well enough.


I really wish every 12-year-old could read what you just wrote about self-image and what one sees when looking in the mirror. The Hollywood of the future would be so much brighter - and healthier!


Hey, folks, it could be worse. We could be discussing her badly photoshopped/surgically-altered labia. (http://www.salon.com/mwt/broadsheet/feature/2009/11/11/imperfect_vaginas/index.html)

If that ridiculous Balmain outfit had been a little shorter, we might've been.


Right around the time The Devil Wears Prada came out Ms. Streep gave an interview in which she said "after age 45 you've got to choose your ass or your face, and since I sit on my ass (and can't see it) I chose my face".

This might just be world class rationalization here, but I think that women of a certain age need to carry a little weight in order to look healthy and happy.

Poor Jackie Templeton.

Suz


Oh and I meant to add, to see what Demi used to look like, take a moment to google "Demi Moore Bush"



Yipes stripes and diaper wipes.

suz


I think it is the photoshopping. I have never thought of her as being overly thin.

She surely looks better than Norma Desmond (Gloria Swanson)--that gal was only about 45 when "Sunset Boulevard" was made.

Hey, have any of you seen the pictures of Gemma Ward, "bulked up." It really makes you realize that most of that elfin, doll-like look she had going was due to extreme thinness.

Women in show business/fashion are damned if they do and damned if they don't. They are all either "too thin" or "too fat." What is an acceptable weight? Apparently, there is a fairly narrow range that allows women to avoid criticism.


bitchybitchybitchy

The Fru-Gals said:

Right around the time The Devil Wears Prada came out Ms. Streep gave an interview in which she said "after age 45 you've got to choose your ass or your face, and since I sit on my ass (and can't see it) I chose my face".

Oh, I do love this quote, and La Streep! What a woman!


For god's sake woman: EAT A BISCUIT!


wow. first time i come across this blog and i love what i am reading!!!!
unfortunately she does look quite hungry :(


I just saw her last week - and she doesn't look like that in person at all. and btw - I'm skinnier in my now 40's than I was in my 30,20 or teens...but that's because I exercise and eat right now and when I was growing up I had a lot of bad habits. every person is a case by case basis - every body is different. it's aweful that this amount of photoshopping has become the standard and that we only notice when it's been done wrong.


First of all--she smokes. Secondly, my first thought when I saw the pix was--"I wish I was that skinny"


No. There is no photoshopping of the thigh/hip in this photo. The thigh/hip area is natural. The "dimple" is a consequence of the pose.

I found a photo of an old sculpture of a female model in the classic contrapposto pose. Although the model is much heavier, she has the dimple in her thigh/hip area. I went a step further and traced the model's outline, much like bbonyx at BoingBoing did with the Demi photo. Then, I compared the two. See the results below:
http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/5796/comparisong.jpg

Very similar!

If the model had been thinner, you'd even see a much closer match.


I really loved all of your posts, and reading the comments made me feel like the majority of people (male and female) do not find this attractive (whew). To the people who so aptly pointed out that the actresses who complained about the lack of roles as they aged were often the very same actresses who lived off of those roles "taken" from older actresses for years, great point! Additionally, how much sympathy are we expected to muster up for older "actresses" like Demi Moore, claiming to being forced to be "retired" from an industry that paid them millions per year and gave them a lifestyle that we all know is incongruous with the work required? I am in sales, and yes as I age, the jobs are a little less abundant for older women (unless you are very skilled), but that is how it goes and the majority of Americans aren't able to sock away millions per year for that day when they are "laid off". When Meryl Streep talks about the fact that the roles for women are a little hard to come by, we all listen. But Meryl Streep clearly eats as a human being. And, more to the point of why she gets the roles, can act well enough to still "get the job".


I don't think anyone has posted this yet, and when I read it today I remembered that you actually posted the runway model pic below the magazine cover. It's pretty ridiculous that we as women aren't even allowed to look like ourselves anymore, and this just proves it: http://consumerist.com/2009/11/great-now-demi-moores-torso-is-missing.html


there must be something wrong with me- i seem to be the only one who just does not get or see what people are talking about when there's a huge outrage over how skinny someone got & how gross/ugly/disgusting they now look bc of it(?) Abnormal chunk of missing left hip- (and the whole "i'm-trying-to-go-for-fierce-and-intense-but-i-actually-look-deranged" look going on with her eyes)- aside, I think her (supposed) "body" looks slammin hot- especially so in the black dress. The first thing I thought when i saw Demi in all her super skinny hotness, was "fuck, her body looks good- and her arms!" And then my 2nd thought was "bitch."

In all honesty, I think that people always look better the skinnier they are- Nicole Richie, Jessica Simpson, Anna Nicole, Lindsey Lohan...etc. But ok, at the same time, I also can't help but to secretly/evil-y do a little jump-kick cheer inside everytime celebrities gain weight. (Oh, who am i fooling- ok, maybe i accidently do the jump-kick-cheer for real once in a while too- and like maybe there was just this one incident where i did it in the supermarket after walking past a tabloid cover featuring a newly (and god-awful, horribly) plump J Simpson... it's terrible, i know... i know!

...and btw, "Gotham Tomoto", your post/comment is dead-on & abso-fuckin-lutely hysterical at that! (>o<)/


I'm 47 too, and I would so not hit that.

My wife is a gorgeous, 45 year old with a little belly from giving me two great kids, a lot of smiley wrinkles, and a tough of gray hair.

That's real. And you're dead on -- nothing is scarier than a 47 year old trying to look 27.


Forget whether it's appropriate for someone Moore's age to be so thin - has anyone else commented on how grotesque the young "beautiful" runway model looks? It is a sad statement on the fashion industry that her appearance doesn't provoke gasps of horror when she walks down the runway. Of course, I suppose all runway models look like that.


FOR THOSE OF US FIGHTING OLD AGE, (im 28 yr. old) I APPRECIATE DEMI MOORE'S LOOK. IS IT HEALTHY? I CAN'T ANSWER THAT I AM NOT A DOCTOR...BUT I HAVE READ MOORE IS INTO RAW FOODS...NO TOXIN FOODS ETC. SHE LOOKS LIKE A 30 SOMETHING YEAR OLD...IN ADDITION SHE HAS GREAT SKIN TONE AND LOOKS LIVELY...IF SHE WAS STARVING SHE WOULD HAVE BAD POSTURE AND BE PALE SKINNED. HER LEG IS NOT PHOTOSHOPPED IT COULD JUST BE THE WAY THEY POSITIONED HER ANKLE AND FOOT FOR THE SHOT...


Demi is really petite, that's why she is so thin and the reason her hip looks smaller than her thigh is that she has arched her back in this pose. She looks beatiful





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