I discovered the fan service-dominated but deeply written anime Ikki Tousen, and after hours of extreme Japanese teen titillation – heavy on the camel toes, more so than tits ironically – needed some reality re-immersion.
Her gynarchic-majesty, God-Empress of Vagina, Oprah the First was having one of those shows were they take average middle-aged women depressed over being average and middle-aged and play Barbie Super Model dress up with them, to demonstrate Winfrey‘s Jesus-eclipsing divinity. To help mourn the pussy power these ladies used to have in their youth, she and Carson queerest of the queer eyes used flattering bras, clothing, and photography to show them that they’re still fuck-able. Ironically, by making them as superficially sexy as the characters in that spank-your-wank anime.
I’m in no way opposed to the fostering of cougarship, “Can’t get knocked up, horny, curvy and not looking for love in exchange for boring conversation, resentment from your kids and stretch marks? DEAL!” O moments are still “OoooH!” moments, especially with the lights turned out.
Isn’t this re-sexification just scraping barnacles off a sinking ship though, as opposed to the spiritual welding and holistic hull patching Oprah usually peddles?
Her highness can afford the industrial-strength cosmetic messiahs that keep her looking … palatable, but what are these old girls gonna do when they get home — besides become even more dependant on the show‘s sponsors? A couple of times catching their husband glancing with quiet, miserable yearning at one of these tight young Scarletts, Jessicas (any of the three), or Lindsays will knock her right back down, and cause the weight to go up. Their only consolations will be chocolate and Mo’nique’s horridly bitter anti-fitness “comedy“.
Years ago I read Naomi Wolf’s The Beauty Myth - yes, I AM worldly! It gave the view that the pursuit of physical perfection is the biggest shackle that man ever put on woman, like a burkha for the soul — but sad and stressful not just hot and itchy … and Smelly? It’s kind of sad that this major cultural iconess uses the same formula, but how else would her dynastic rule be financed — sell’in syrup?
Oprah does do good things, or at least good intentioned things. This is I believe her doing the best she can in a system she dominates, but doesn’t RUN. A third of her shows are about female growth, the other two third slang’in them products. The Man is a MUTHAFUCKA!
Wouldn’t just having fuglier girlfriends solve the problem? Worked for Gail.