SalR323 (salr323) wrote,

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Ugly Betty

A while ago, I posted that I thought they should have hired a genuinely ugly actress to play the title role in this show. But I've been thinking about it and it occurs to me that the point isn't that Betty is ugly, it's that she's perceived to be ugly by the people around her.

Fact is, we're all Ugly Betty's in this crazy world where 'celebrities' (although why we should be celebrating these people I don't know!) starve themselves into size 00 dresses and inject their faces with Botox. Betty isn't ugly, she's pretty under her glasses and braces; she's normal. I think that's why the character generates so much pathos, because don't we all feel something of that resigned despair when we look at the images on TV and magazines and think, 'I'll never look like that'?
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