Tuesday, 10 January 2012

body fascist opera

I go to the opera all the time these days. One thing I have noticed is that the jokes about fat sopranos waddling around playing beautiful waifs are well out of date. Relentlessly, the female lead is a pretty girl who can act.

Of course, it's still ok if the guy is a bit of dumpy haystack, often doing that weird non-acting which is a sort of slow stumble at a forty-five degree angle to the direction you are facing.

Obviously, this not the worst example of sexist double standards on earth, but I think it's interesting.

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