After a year of cancellations and lack luster attendance due to Covid, Hollywood seems to be roaring back with The Emmy's, VMA's, and Met Gala just recently happening and with that, came all the red carpet fashions we love to see and talk about.
The carpets are filled with all the glamor and big name designers and styles that will be copied on the cheap by next month of all the Hollywood stars you can feast your eyes on. Then all of a sudden, in the middle of this red carpet march, you see it, or did you see it? The next starlet walking into the event has all the flashbulbs on overdrive with the, is she, or isn't she....she is! naked or nearly naked in what can only loosely be described as a dress. At that point, one can only hazard a question: when did naked become the new formal?
I don't think in generations past, there was such a thing like describing a formal gown as having vagina or butt cleavage because there was no such thing, and no one would dare lest they be labeled a harlot, but now, it's to the point, or rather well beyond it, of how much can the stars get away with? Are we beyond the point of decency?
I don't know any formal setting or event "in real life" where any woman can get away with this without being escorted out or arrested, and yet here we are. And why is this okay or why should this be okay? Feminists would say, women should be allowed to wear what they want up to and including nudity, or perhaps a woman being able to show her body is a form of female empowerment. I would then ask that feminist or extremely liberal thinker, is this also okay for men to walk down the carpet with their junk on full display while we're on the subject?
We all know Hollywood is a separate breed for which many of the rules of decent society and actual laws rarely apply, so it is no surprise that nudity is added to that list, but it is also no surprise that this is done for MAXIMUM attention. There isn't going to be someone who doesn't notice a nearly naked or fully naked starlet on the red carpet. It's a way to guarantee press even if the press is not as favorable as they would have liked, but as they say in Hollywood, all press, is good press. So in between flashing their butt crack, side vag, or a loose nipple, they find the time to promote their new movie or Netflix deal or album coming out soon.
But of course, the new formal doesn't apply to everyone. The same people that would say "let them live," only mean, if you are a thin YOUNG conventionally attractive skinny model/actress type, not if you have an ounce of, or several of fat on you, which makes a bigger point, pun intended, why is one woman's almost or total nudity more acceptable than others if we're on the train of just let women be free and live their lives. A lot of people don't really believe that for all women least of all anyone plus sized, or older.
This is MY opinion, and you're welcome to have your own, but an awards show is generally about honoring someone for the hard work that they've done, but it is difficult to take one seriously while they're thanking their mom for all her love, and all their producers, and GOD on stage, when their butt is hanging out and an audience can definitely tell if a starlet has been waxed down there or not. I feel like being naked or nearly naked allows for your objectification and for people to see these women as nothing more than sexual beings to be digested by the press and it only furthers the message that in order to be a successful woman in Hollywood, you have to give it all away.