Wednesday, April 05, 2006


Nicole Ritchie is a 'style icon' and- if you've been living under a rock for the last few years-Teri Hatcher is the popular one from Desperate Housewives. They are photographed, emulated and admired on a more or less constant basis.
So in a brief follow on to yesterday's chopping and snipping post, I find I have to ask...
Does anyone think they look sexy?


Anonymous Mr Angry said...

I would. They're both minted too.

Er, that's not the answer you were looking for is it?

9:53 a.m.  
Anonymous MacDara_In_The_Leb said...

Teri is was and always will be Beautiful. Nicloe too skinny, too stupid and too rich.

10:37 a.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

No no, Mr Angry, if you do you do Babe. I'm genuinely curious.
Your Hawtness, I thought she was beautiful in Superman, the series, but I keep looking at those pins...

10:55 a.m.  
Blogger Sam, Problem-Child-Bride said...

They both look a wee bit like straws with Lucozade being sucked up them, in these photos.

As a woman, I couldn't really say if they were sexy. The male peccadillo seems to be an infinite variable and the internet is testament to that. Getting evacuated on? #s 1 AND 2? Getting a woman to dress up like a nun while he recites catechism with a bunch of parsley up his bum? Watching Anne Robinson in the nude with the curtains drawn? All wierd things that Normal Norman from work might like. Don't get me wrong - infinite human sexual tapestry - all for it an' that. Each to his own (and let's hope Ilikebeingpooedon Man keeps HIS to his own) as long as everyone's OK with it.

Bill Maher said that when a man is looking for "sexy", all he is really looking for is "different" to what he's had (or has) and doesn't really care about big/ little boobs/bums/noses/or toeses. That's not a terribly comforting thought and I guess most men, like women have their type. Some men like everything with a pulse and some are Build-Your-own-Teddy-Bear!(TM) specific.

It will be interesting to hear what the gentlemen and gentle-ape think.

11:04 a.m.  
Blogger Kim Ayres said...

Neither of them do it for me at all. All those bones - it would be like going to bed with a bicycle.

Going out on a limb here, my feeling tends to be that men who yearn for skinny women are either a) closet gays who prefer the body of a young man, or b) prefer their women to be subservient - that is by prefering an underdeveloped body they are needing to maintain a sense of superiority and are probably fearful of real women.

I'll probably get strung up for saying that, but that's how I see it until someone can persuade me otherwise.

11:09 a.m.  
Blogger Twenty Major said...

a) closet gays who prefer the body of a young man, or b) prefer their women to be subservient - that is by prefering an underdeveloped body they are needing to maintain a sense of superiority and are probably fearful of real women.

Or c) They're closet Nazis who pretend the girls are concentration camp Jews and that's how they get their kicks. Makes as much sense as A or B.

Alternatively, and bear with me on this one, people just like different things.

11:36 a.m.  
Blogger Gorilla Bananas said...

They don't do anything for me. I like a big firm arse, preferably with a coating of hair.

12:11 p.m.  
Blogger Twenty Major said...

FMC, Mary Harney sounds perfect for the gorilla.

12:26 p.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

Personally, the too thin look creeps me out in men and women, I like fit bodies ( I am always striving for it myself) But when I look at a lot of the leading ladies in hollyweird these days all I see are lollipops, big heads atop wasted emaciated bodies and it just makes me wonder who it is for? None of my male friends finds it attractive, neither do any of my girlfriends, so exactly who is pushing for it?

12:36 p.m.  
Blogger finn said...

perhaps it comes down to control, FMC? the world around you may be pure chaos, but if you look like THAT you show you've got control over *something*.

i was anorexic in high school until i learned that eating makes you stronger & faster. go fucking figure.

1:02 p.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

I take your point Finn, especially about teenagers. But the skin and bone look is alarming and worrisome if it being held up as an example of beauty.
I asked the little goth kid downstairs. She thinks Nicole Ritchie is 'totally gross, you can see her skeleton' but Dita von Teese, Marilyn Manson's wife is 'very cool' apparently.
I had to look Dita up, but the kid speaks the truth, she's definitely fit and has real glamour, sort of 50s sexy (just as well being a burlesque performer)
It can't be healthy, it looks unattractive (to me) these women have lost muscle tone and shape, not to mention breasts and hips. So once again I have to ask, who is all this extreme dieting for?

1:13 p.m.  
Anonymous Mr Angry said...

As far as preferring skinny women goes, I'm not saying that's my preferred sort, it's just a sort that 'I would'. I have many sorts.

It's just that the skinny ones can be thrown round the bedroom like a wet noodle.

Which is nice.

1:54 p.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

Not picky, eh Mister Angry? I like it.
I busy right now thinking of Alan Rickman and what I would do to him if I was ever lucky enough to stumble upon him.

1:57 p.m.  
Blogger the anti-barney said...


2:32 p.m.  
Blogger KnackeredKaz said...

Hmm, no, I don't find them sexy, they are very very thin and look kinda exhausted with it all too. Though they have pretty faces.

On the other it wrong that I kinda....wish I had their problem? I'm overweight (trying hard not to be, I've even been to my doc and am getting an appointment with a dietician to help me) sooooo even though they are too thin, a tiny part of my brain wishes that was me.

Maybe I should move to Hollywood, it seems it's illegal to be fat over there so I'd probably have no choice but to lose weight!

2:53 p.m.  
Blogger LindyK said...

Too skinny is definitely not sexy... all those chicks look like bobblehead dolls: their heads look disproportionately big on those little bitty stick insect bodies. It's not worth being unhealthy and hungry to be emaciated skinny... Fit is good, but starving is not!

3:19 p.m.  
Blogger Andraste said...

Yuck, too skinny, not healthy. Just...yuck. And that Nicole Richie has the double whammy of being an eedjit as well. Don't know about the Hatcher woman, she may have a brain, but she's depriving it of nutrients and so therefore will soon be a vegetable.

And FMC - do I agree with you about Alan Rickman. Phhhwwwwarrrrrr. Even as Snape in the Harry Potter movies, sexy as hell...

3:51 p.m.  
Blogger Dr Maroon said...

I looked in on this what seemed 10 minutes ago and there were no comments. I retired to consider my verdict and now look.
Teri Hatchet (Lois Lane) you betcha! Although her right leg looks odd in your photo. Re the other one, how (Macdara in the Leb) can she be too stupid and TOO rich? and what's wrong with going to bed with a bike? (Kim Ayres) We've all done it. Lucozade being sucked up straws, I'm using that one.

Some are naturaly slim to the point of skinniness whether they have a large appetite or not. This 'shapeism' presuposes that we are always the shape we would prefer to be, and that that shape somehow determines our personality and that further, the shapes we prefer mean something.
I therefore would probably fall into the "anything with a pulse" bracket. I like the androgenous types and I like the buxom wench types. Twice, just twice, and I remember them both I've met women who were fairly unremarkable (not ugly mind) who had an alarming physiological effect on me just by their proximity. Pheromones? Who can tell. It was all I got. But it was an odd, exciting experience.

4:12 p.m.  
Blogger SheBah said...

Terri Hatcher used to be so beautiful, but now she looks like an Ethopian refugee. A skin covered cadaver. So sad. It gives "jumping on her bones" a whole different meaning. Sexy? abso-fucking-lutely not, the body needs a modest covering of fat in the right places to be sexy.

4:51 p.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said... do you think yeah or nay Docy?
Oh Andraste, I swear, dribble dribble. He's just...and then the voice...and that arch eyebrow, and that noble nose...and all the mannerisms and the accent and...oh you know the rest. I'd only get out out bed for more ice.

4:53 p.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

Sorry SB we crossed in the ether as Doc would say. Yes, absolutely in Superman she was just so beautiful, but she was also about twenty pounds heavier, ( and younger, I know I know). Calista Flockheart looked cute at the beginning of Ali MacBeal, and two seriers later she was skeletal.
Buffy, Jennifer Aniston, all fabulous at the start and then guant, thin shadows after a series or two? Why is this?

4:57 p.m.  
Anonymous Po Face said...

You should all be ashamed of yourselves, picking on the famous, skinny and rich,with no-one to stand up for them.

I'm going to set up a little haven for them here. Entry will be regulated by the Irish Famous Skinny & Rich Association, or IFSRA for short. Terms and Conditions Apply.

By the way Mr. Angry, you thick Cork Langer. Get back to your dissertation and stop wasting time. The Special One is Waiting.

5:02 p.m.  
Blogger SheBah said...

Apparently in Hollywood, the social x-ray is very a la mode. As actresses get a bit older, they slim to try looking more childlike to get (and keep) starring roles. Doesn't work of course. But look at the flak the formerly size 6 Britney Spears has been getting because she had the cheek to get up to a size 10. BIG in L.A. terms!
I think Doccy is sitting on the fence cos he's is a slim racing greyhound type himself!

5:14 p.m.  
Blogger Foot Eater said...

Teri Hatcher: on a scale up to ten, I'd give her one.

5:27 p.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

The wrinkle free skinn, smooth foreheads, cheeks like glass, oddly puffed up trouty lips and a permently mildly surprised expression...and that's just Michael Duglas. Think Meg Ryan, Melanie Griffiths and Lara Flynn Boyle, they used to be so pretty, now they look freakish. Joan and Melissa Rivers could almost be one these days. As someone once said, you don't look any younger just odder.

5:58 p.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These women are not skinny women. They are normal-sized women who have starved themselves to look skinny, which is why they have protruding bones and their muscles look wasted. They just don't look healthy.

10:00 p.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

Ms Ann, welcome and you are indeed correct. That's exactly what I see when I look at their poor starved bodies, but my question throughout this post was why? And for whom? Since when did having a normal body become something so abhorred?

10:44 p.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks FMC,and point taken. Personally I think it's because they work in an industry where looks are everything and being even the tiniest bit out of shape is frowned upon. I believe it all started in the early 90s, with the emergence of superwaifs in the fashion industry, and that's something that has never really gone away.
I know loads of women who are size 10, 12, 14 and who think they need to lose weight, when in reality they probably just need to tone up a bit and stay the same size. I guess if your career is dependent on you looking good then it's much easier to end up going to extremes and end up looking emaciated instead.

11:40 p.m.  
Blogger Monstee said...

Yes, Teri Hatcher WAS very sexy when she had more weight on them bones. Now... not so much, but she can still give a sexy look in a close up of her face where you no see that she am like human version of them walking sticks!

Nicole Ritchie... well... she can be sexy but only in that "Oh boy me gonna hump some starving heroin junky" kinda way.

But everyone have they type. Some types am more specific than other, but we all got em.

Me? Me like me women like me like me coffee...
Black! no no no...
Really sweet, lots or milk and strong enough to keep me up all night! no no no...
In a D cup! no no no...
Cold as ice and full of booze! no no no...
Irish and covered in whipped cream!! Yeah!

Thank you! Tip you waitresses!

8:19 a.m.  
Blogger Boliath said...

Nicole Ritchie doesn't look bad in that photo, Teri Hatcher looks like a marathon runner at the end of the marathon, wasted.

The too skinny trend is annoying, you're right people do seem to waste away as their success grows. It's not attractive, it's caving in to pressure from teh media and agents and all thos aother gobshites. Kate Winselt is divine and earns my sincere respect for giving them all the finger.

4:05 p.m.  
Blogger plurabella said...

Skeletally attractive? I suppose you could say that....

5:57 p.m.  
Anonymous BrinxLLB said...

No. I had rather commit a mortal with meself . . .

4:10 p.m.  
Blogger Jagd Kunst said...

The only 'attractive' celebrity out there is Jessica Simpson because she's thick as pigshit and looks like she's been attacked with a shovel. Teri Hatcher is the poor mans Tori Spelling.

11:48 p.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

Tori Spelling? Tori Spelling is kinda scary.

10:23 a.m.  
Blogger EmmaK said...

They are both sexy and pretty as far as I can tell (although Teri looks bad in this photo). That's not to say they probably both have eating disorders, but having an eating disorder does not necessarily disqualify you from looking attractive.

1:53 p.m.  
Blogger Binty McShae said...

Teri used to be sexy but after too much plasi and too little food, not for me I'm afraid.

Nicole, on the other hand, has always been a minger.

2:53 a.m.  
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