It's mostly because of beauty image. That's what we fixate.
It's really interesting.
DH and I went and saw Temple of Doom on the big screen today (special feature). That movie came out in 1981. Harrison Ford had *wrinkles!* in particular a furrow between the brows. He was damn sexy. And then there was Karen Allen. She's thin and fit -- no doubt. But she looks like a normal human being with lines on her forehead (like me!) and smile lines, and overall looks like a woman who could drink a big guy under a table and has travelled the world and owned a rough bar in Nepal. DUH.
Not like actresses today who are smooth skinned and stick-thin with big heads. The pressure is completely different.
I mean, even look at Demi Moore. Look at her in Ghost, and then in pictures today. It's amazing the difference in the "beauty ideal."
DH and I found some vintage playboy magazines from the 60s and 70s. Seriously, these magazines are so good, you DO read them for the articles. And the women? normal looking girls. Hair might be colored, but it looks natural (and in most cases, probably was). Make up? Natural and minimal. Breasts? normal sized, hanging in odd directions (one often larger than the other). Sweet nipples in all sizes and colors. NORMAL LOOKING WOMEN.
I look at them and see myself. I'm like "hmm. interesting. That's what I look like"
And osme of them even had tummy fat. And thigh fat. And butt fat! Amazing! 20-25 yr old girls photographed in Playboy who have butt fat right there where you can see it. What is that about?
Oh, right. That's what women look like. And back then, they were appreciated.
It appears to me that even old Hef's preferences have changed. Or is it just the influence of his daughter taking over the company? Or time? Or photoshop?
Anyway. . . seriously, watch older movies and go get some old playboys. You'll start to feel *gorgeous*.
And, the stories (movies) are good and so are the articles (playboys).