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28 February 2011 @ 10:46 am
he looks like my uncle, too  
I finally discovered a solid reason for disliking Natalie Portman, aside from 'her hair is not awesome enough to merit this adulation'. Apparently she's vegan, and to placate her no-animal-products-including-leather manifesto Dior made her vegan shoes. AND SHE WAS HAPPY ABOUT THAT. Dior continues to make shoes for other people with leather and god knows what in them, but once HERS don't, THAT'S OKAY. Holy hypocrisy Batman.

Please note that I'm not vegan and I don't give a shit about cows. Leopards, now, especially when their numbers in the wild only run into thousands. (Guess how many cows exist right now? Probably a billion trillion.) I just think that's so typically tunnel-visioned of a stereotypical Hollywood starlet, and Portman is always pimped out as the complete opposite of that. I'm really irritated that she won an Oscar for putting on red contacts, but I didn't see any of the other films nominated for Best Actress so I can't say she was worse than any of them.

I also have a sneaking suspicion that, were it not for Prince William and Kate Middleton's marriage this year, the King's Speech would not have done nearly so well.

And thus concludes my ill-informed and hugely biased contribution to Oscars 2011 commentary.
 
 
 
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every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Art: tattooscoradh on March 1st, 2011 11:09 am (UTC)
Ah, I was basing this information entirely on this article, which admittedly may not have thoroughly researched its sources.

The movie was one of those which sank under the weight of its own hype. And certainly ballet isn't portrayed in a pink ribbons way, but it may appeal to your budding BDSM affiliates. :P
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(no subject) - scoradh on March 1st, 2011 02:21 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Merit: Hawaii Five-0meritjubet on February 28th, 2011 01:09 pm (UTC)
The companies or people who do produce vegan footwear are rather small so I don't care that she bought products from a company that also uses leather etc she might see it as rewarding good behaviour and to encourage them to make more. Idk, I'm not vegan. Though it irritates me when a so called vegetarian says they eat seafood and occasionally chicken. Unless it is for taste issues. /enjoys bacon way too much

Though yeah. I really did not want her to win. But she was a shoo in because eh. Everyone loves it when a pretty girl cracks.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: anumberonme tea party gunscoradh on March 1st, 2011 11:10 am (UTC)
I pretty much think anything bar health reasons to put a restriction on your diet is lolcakes, but that's just me. Like I said, cows and chickens don't exactly raise a maternal protective storm in my bosom.

That's just it; it would have been easy for anyone to play that role. A winner should be someone who made a role no one else could play look easy.
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a work in progresswintersjuly on February 28th, 2011 01:51 pm (UTC)
i kind of thought the natalie thing was her trying not to dictate other people's stance on vegan issues? she is vegan by choice, but not everyone is (and i'm pretty sure her vegan shoe company fell through?)

at least, that's how i choose to take it her stance on it. (i did have some jehovah's witnesses asking about the 'occult' today and i managed to side swipe them with FREEDOM OF BELIEF BELONGS TO EVERYONE. you can believe in god and i can totally believe in vampires if i choose to and they kind of shut up and shoved a pamphlet at me before running off)
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Art: disco ballscoradh on March 1st, 2011 11:12 am (UTC)
I have no idea about her stance on anything, before or since this piece of news, because I find her 100% less than interesting. I just liked the new shade of hypocrisy she appeared to be wearing to the Oscars.

I don't understand believing in anything that exists. This computer exists, so I'm not wasting my time believing in it.
l.m.: pic#108369035incandescent on February 28th, 2011 02:32 pm (UTC)
I know how that is. I didn't see any of the other films for Best Actress either. D: I did like Portman in Black Swan, but there was others things that I have a niggling feeling were much better...

Oh well. It was all a bit predictable, yeah? At least, I thought so.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Art: maskscoradh on March 1st, 2011 11:12 am (UTC)
I think Oscars always are predictable. They exist so people can wear dresses.
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Margravine Palavarmargravine on February 28th, 2011 07:50 pm (UTC)
I've never been able to like Natalie Portman (outside of Leon) and I wasn't sure why. Then I decided that she just seems like that well behaved, perfectly polite girl who other childrens' parents hold up as an icon to their own less perfect children. "Look at Natalie's perfect clean sneakers. Why can't you keep your sneakers clean like Natalie does?"

Meh on Natalie.
amazing vaguely humanoid armadilloperson: srs businesscryptid on March 1st, 2011 12:06 am (UTC)
Yes, she really is quite a role model. :D

(Not that I care one way or another if people like or dislike Natalie Portman; your comment just happened to juxtaposition with that video in a slightly lulzy way. :) )
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down the hills and round the bendsnorton_gale on February 28th, 2011 08:38 pm (UTC)
I actually like Natalie Portman, but you crack me up. :D
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: halowrites: pink heart biscuitsscoradh on March 1st, 2011 11:14 am (UTC)
So do a lot of dudes, weirdly. Thinking man's totty, apparently. Yet no man admits Anne Hathaway or Zooey Deushanel to be the runaway beauties that they are. WEIRD.
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Sereniaserenia on February 28th, 2011 10:40 pm (UTC)
I was really disappointed that Geoffrey Rush didn't get Best Supporting. He is one of my favourite actors ever! I did hear that the other guy who won was amazing, though.

Hey, I have an Oscar, and I wasn't even in a movie! Mine chucks a lot more than the little gold ones, though. XD
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: halowrites: blue random thingscoradh on March 1st, 2011 11:14 am (UTC)
Aw man, I love Geoffrey Rush. He is the coolest dude to ever wear pants.

I think it's an adorable name!
Ria: stone stepskessie on March 1st, 2011 12:02 pm (UTC)
A friend of mine alerted me to this article by Nataile Portman where she likens eating meat to sexual assault. (It's towards the end of the article.)

Just... no. No. :(

Edited at 2011-03-01 12:02 pm (UTC)
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: halowrites: orange birdsscoradh on March 1st, 2011 02:36 pm (UTC)
Yeah, people have GOT TO STOP diminishing rape in this way. I mean, I get the argument, but present it differently ftlog.

When they come up with a vegan thing that tastes like a bagel with cream cheese and bacon, I'm all over it. My main beef (lol, see what I did there?) about vegan/vegetarianism is that I don't like vegetables.
ex_oddishly on March 1st, 2011 01:33 pm (UTC)
I also have a sneaking suspicion that, were it not for Prince William and Kate Middleton's marriage this year, the King's Speech would not have done nearly so well.

Nuh uhhhhhhhhhh, dude! Are you seriously serious?! I mean, if you're arguing from the AMERICANS LOVE THE ROYALS and everyone loves a wedding POV, well, if you say so -- but that film is wonderful! I don't think it had a single undeserved award, truly :) Also, ALSO, just to be contrary: &natatlie portman;

PS omg omg, my email fail is dire /o\ Story of the latest crush, does it continue as it was when you mentioned him first?
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: True Blood: sparkle?scoradh on March 1st, 2011 02:40 pm (UTC)
I'm probably biased in the direction of The Social Network. I just think it was a better film - better shot, better script, better acting. The King and Queen came off so snotty in TKS, which, fair enough, I guess they were; yet Mark Zuckerberg is a failure as a human being yet I still enjoyed watching Jesse play him a hell of a lot. It's petty, but I keep coming back to the last scene on the balcony where it's so obviously greenscreened. I did tear up at the end ... none of the nominated films I saw were bad, but they more they were hyped, the more I meh'd.

lololol, I was like '... who? Yours?' I guess to a small extent, but my focus has been so wholly work the last few weeks, what with not being paid, discovering how much I hated the job I didn't get paid for, and trying to plan escape routes, that I barely did my hair, let alone crushed on dudes.

Speaking of ... how's the beach? :PPP
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