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Why did you hire Clive Owen if you didn't want him to look like Clive Owen? 
13th-Jun-2008 07:35 pm
House facepalm
Equal opportunity for distorted self-images! Um... yay?
Men, they're coming for you:
Yes, that's Clive Owen, the "ruggedly handsome" star of the silver screen, helping Lancôme advertise their new anti-Clive Owen anti-aging product for men.
For the record:
The Patriarchy has heard our many cries about the manifest unfairness that men are allowed to age more gracefully than women, that we are allowed to find aging men lovely, with all their "flaws," their gray hair and rough skin and scars and wrinkles. The Patriarchy has heard us raise our voices to protest the inequity, and it has said: "Let aging men thus be deemed ugly, too."

The Patriarchy has never seen an uneven bar that couldn't be lowered for everyone.
Comments 
13th-Jun-2008 11:42 pm (UTC) - Photo shop!
What have they done to your noseeeeeeee!???
14th-Jun-2008 12:10 am (UTC) - Re: Photo shop!
Go see dr_clive_owens. Hysterical stuff.
14th-Jun-2008 02:51 am (UTC)
Maybe it's not Lancome the cosmetics company, but Lancome the brand new airbrush company? /snark
14th-Jun-2008 08:41 am (UTC)
Wow, ol' Clive looks really creepy in that advertisement. I'm not sure why you'd want to look like that.
14th-Jun-2008 02:56 pm (UTC)
"The Patriarchy has heard our many cries about the manifest unfairness that men are allowed to age more gracefully than women, that we are allowed to find aging men lovely, with all their "flaws," their gray hair and rough skin and scars and wrinkles."

I'm always amused by commercials for whatever hair dye product it is that offers men a dye that will leave just a bit of gray in there, "for that sophisticated look". Not that I mind the gray (well, interspersed white), but what's the point of the hair dye then? "You look 45.. but you could look 40!"
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