I’m officially naming this award season “the year stars stopped giving a fuck”
Far be it for me to dispute Cate Blanchett, or the larger point she’s making, but the guys are all wearing the same thing. If the camera were to do that to the guys, it’d just be black pants over… and over…. and over…
I agree. In this particular case, it’s apples and oranges. Tuxes versus gowns. Photocopies versus unique work. Perhaps their real foul was not running the shot by her before hand.
I would like to point out, though, the salacious nature of the slow pan up a woman’s body. In this particular case, detail isn’t usually put on the hem of a dress (because no one wants to see hand beading or embroidery get dirty or ripped out by an errant stiletto), and a full-body shot would be better to showcase the drape and design of these beautiful gowns like in the fashion plate glossies. Starting at the bottom and slowly panning up dehumanizes women because you don’t see their faces until you’ve seen the rest of their bodies. Their identities don’t matter.
That’s a really good point, thank you.