Anne Hathaway recently whined--er--lamented her lack of sex appeal, and she blamed it on her goodie two shoes image. Is that why she flashed her lady parts a while ago--to regain her sex appeal? If so, it didn't work. Sorry, Annie.
In a recent interview, the Les Miserables star and recent wardrobe malfunction victim complained that her "vanilla image has robbed her of sex appeal." She also complained that her good girl persona causes many of her fans to approach her wanting just a hug--not a photo op--, and their lack of appreciation of her sexiness makes her miffed.
"I'm not cool," Hathaway concluded. "When people come up to me in the street, they often want a hug not a photo, and they want that because they like my work. For a long time...I was seen as this bizarre-world good-girl cartoon that I in no way identified with - very vanilla, very sweet, very accessible and not interesting. I had no grit, no sex appeal."
And apparently that doesn't seem to have changed much--even after La Hathaway famously flashed her lady parts while exiting a car at the Golden Globe awards. If she deliberately planned and executed the wardrobe malfunction to craft a sexier image for herself, she failed. Even her self-styled Fifty Shades of Grey-inspired BDSM outfit failed to turn the trick. Pun intended. On the other hand, the flashing and the outfit had impact. It made headlines around the world, and as Mae West, a lady known for, among other things, her open, honest, and ribald sexuality once wrote: "It's better to be looked over, than overlooked." Furthermore, La Hathaway is in good company. Ironically, some of Hollywood's most gorgeous golden age sex goddesses weren't at all sexual in their private lives. Rita Hayworth, Jane Russell, and Marilyn Monroe were prime examples. Others like the plain-faced June Allyson and the obviously overweight Mae West were genuinely sexual beings even though they didn't look it.
And speaking of looks, Anne Hathaway's sex appeal problem has less to do with image than physical, flesh and blood looks. And in Hollywood even more than the world at large, looks are everything. Sadly, Hathaway has the bland, insipid, "regular" features and tepid demeanor of a youngish spinster librarian. Put her in a 1990's Pamela Anderson/Baywatch red one piece spandex swimsuit, and she'd still look like the same asexual Annie.
"I'm not Rihanna," she concluded in a Harper's Bazaar interview.
Obviously not. But hang in there anyway, Anne.
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Â© Hope Carson 2012