Inside the Actor’s (Portrait) Studio
VARIABLE: Take a random sample of older actresses from the top of my head (current and former A-listers) courtesy of IMDB’s exclusive profile pictures, the ones that you usually see attached to their names:
(Set A: win $100 for each correct guess)
CONTROL: Budding bossom buddies (not a promo for Sisterhood of Travelling Pants 2):
(Set B: America Ferrera, Alexis Biedel, Blake Lively, Amber Tamblyn)
- Not sure if IMDB is trying to KEEP IT REAL, or tone down the artificial glamour of our popular muses , but the quality for set A screams out either the 90s, outdated camera phone or fresh off Perez Hilton, unflattering and downright plain jane. You can attract Joe Schmo AND Jerry Bruckheimer. Good luck!
- While it requires little mental acuity to separate the younger thespians from the mature clique by professional headshots alone, for the computer obsessed generation, logging in is only a password away. Those who tend their reflections versus those who let others tend it for them. The real enigma still remains: who are these nameless managers of celebrity idolatry? Or, if I was Cate Blanchett, is that what I want my kids to point at and say, “She’s my mummy.”
- All the portraitures lack any labels of when and where. Just a cascade of question markers to tease our ignorance of important cultural memory.
- If the IMDB gods are reading this, please keep everything as it is, I love to remember Angelina before Brangelina.
RESULTS WERE INCONCLUSIVE: Repeat the experiment with male actors.