Beauty is in the mouse click

by | Dec 3, 2011 | 06 Articles, Family

Compare Faith Hill’s “before” and “after” pictures for the cover of Redbook.  It’s reminds me of those childhood games that present you with two pictures and ask you to spot the differences.  Every time I think I’ve found them all, I see another one.

Beauty is no longer in the eye of the beholder; it is in the mouse click of the photoshopper.

We recently watched Corbin Bernsen’s indie movie Rust.  One of the most striking features of the movie is the entire cast looks like real people — as opposed to  “Hollywood people.” Noticing how “normal” everyone looked almost distracted us from the movie.

The special features on the DVD reveal that Bernsen cast regular folks from the town where he filmed.   The movie is worth seeing for that fact alone. You don’t realize how sickeningly pervasive the Hollywood image is until it’s missing.  It’s refreshing to see regular, non-perfect, normal people —  just like the naturally beautiful Faith Hill.