That conversation about being a good feminist vs. succeeding in the mainstream was super uncomfortable, which I think means it’s important. But let’s take a time-out for some palate-cleansing fashion talk.
Have you been following this V magazine flap about whether or not the plus-size issue is a feminist triumph or tokenism or something else? I find it kind of annoying whenever fashion mags do a “Size Issue” and everyone acts like it’s such a risk, when it is still clearly ghettoizing women over a size zero. It was like when Vogue got all these pats on the back for having a black woman on the cover. Once. It’s not like it changes anything.
But — this issue is kind of hot. The photos of Dirty Martini (who Neal has performed on the same bill with a million times) are kind of ridiculously fun and sexy. And they were taken by the ultimate size-ist, Karl Lagerfeld. He’s been quoted as saying, “No one wants to see curvy women.” So maybe that’s the big story here: Karl Lagerfeld taking hot pictures of a bigger-than-a-twig lady.