Too much to bare


General Culture

Talking about Nicole Kidman’s and Maggie Gyllenhaal’s most recent magazine/ad appearances, Kira Cochrane writes: “I think what I find so incredibly discomfiting about these pictures is their suggestion that, no matter how talented a woman is, how many plaudits she has received, how intelligent her reputation, how garlanded she has been for depicting one of the most talented writers of the last century while sporting a huge prosthetic conk on her noggin, at the end of the day, if she wants to stay in the public eye, if she wants the magazine covers and the leading roles, she has to be willing to reduce herself to tits and arse.” If you haven’t seen the photography Kira Cochrane is talking about, see Nicole Kidman’s cover here and one of Maggie Gyllenhaal’s photos here.