Olivia Gone Wilde: Can A Writer Be Too Hot?
How nice a butt is a writer allowed to have?
The exact line is uncertain, however, according to a review for GQ written by Tom Carson, Olivia Wilde's is over the line.
From the review of Third Person, a new movie starring Wilde and Liam Neeson:
Neeson and Wilde get up to some believably wayward antics: games, one-upmanship, the kind of desire for each other that comes from old acquaintance rather than novelty. She's supposed to be a writer too, but your belief in that won't outlast Wilde scampering naked through hotel corridors once Neeson playfully locks her out of his room. With that tush, who'd need to be literate? Who'd want to?
Wilde responded in a tweet:
HA. Kiss my smart ass, GQ.
To be fair, Carson's review is not exactly kind to Liam Neeson's writerly character either, calling him a "crock."
To be fair to Hollywood, there is certainly a precedent for attractive people playing writers. Bradley Cooper playing a writer in Limitless, the pairing of Gwyneth Paltrow as Sylvia Plath and Daniel Craig as poet Ted Hughes in Sylvia. Matt Dillon as Charles Bukowski.
To be fair to general weirdness, the movie poster almost seems to show pages generated directly from a woman's butt.
How do you feel about the ways writers are portrayed in movies? More importantly, does the attractiveness of a female character ruin her credibility for you?
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