Kristen In Wanted 2 Instead of Angelina? Ageism Part 1

Angelina Jolie Too Old?

Angelina Jolie Too Old?

This is by no means breaking news, but rumor has it that Kristen Stewart is wanted for Wanted 2 instead of Angelina Jolie. (I know they say AJ declined, but admit it! When you heard the news, you thought, “What? AJ’s too old? Well, that’s what I thought, so I’m running with it…) I wonder if AJ is beginning to feel the awful effects of the AGE-ISM affliction that seems to have society by the ***** mhmm? (Cough, cough!) What is this notion that says as a woman, once you are past a certain age (over 30! *GASP!* 28 in some regions we won’t mention) AND have children, the gods help you, but you are OLD? Bring on the denture cream, what? Such foolishness. And so, so sad. I mean, wasn’t it just last year that AJ was being proclaimed as one of the most beautiful women in the world? Oi-yi-yi! The gods help us mere mortal women then. SHEESH! I say!

Kristen Stewart Wanted!

Kristen Stewart Wanted!

Anyhoo, it’s reminding me that the days of Brad/Tom/Angelina/Halle as Hollywood icons is rapidly coming to a CLOSE. Alas, the light of these stars is fast waning, sure to fade into distant memory like those of the ancients, Cary Grant and Errol Flynn. I remember listening to the elders (namely the generation that came before me, like parents) speaking with awe and nostalgia of the glory of days gone by. I remember thinking, “Cared about who? In like Flynn? Boring!”. I would silently proclaim (so as not to appear rude) I will never be old and get nostalgic. Well, little did I know that the shriveled hand of age touches us all; even those who shine the brightest cannot escape its bony grasp.

Now it seems, I am old and the stars of my esteemed era are now being thought of as “the stars of old.” (Except Johnny Depp. I don’t think he has an expiration date.)

But, really. Are women too old once they reach 30? Are women over 30 who have children just way too old with too much pitney* to be considered tempting screen sirens? Should said women only be offered or pursue roles that portray them as wise matrons or lonely spinsters? I think ageism sucks severely. What do you think?

*too much pitney = a whole boatload of trouble and baggage

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Kyra Dawson

By day I'm at Brighter Scribe or blogging at The Scribe's Desk about fantasy, sci-fi, horror, mythology, movies, TV, music, books, humor and some other entertaining ish. I'm also a published author who enjoys random acts of writing, video gaming, the art of fangirlling, and indulging my Inner Perpetual Teenager diligently. I'm also a regular contributor at Cinelinx and am passionate about giving back to the community.

11 Comments:

  1. Lol@ denture cream & too much pitney. I think our fickle and vain society is definitely obsessed with age, and suffering from ' Age-ism'. There is an expiration date on external beauty…. Curse that damn shriveled, bony hand of age lol!! Youth= beauty, desire-ability ect.. By the time I turned 26, I already was being told " you look great for your age" WTF????

    I don' t think 30 is old, but it depends on whom you ask.

  2. They say pretty fades, fly is forever !!!

  3. They say pretty fades, fly is forever !!!

  4. LMHASSELHOFF!!!!

    How come when men get old they are "distinguished" and "rugged" but when women get old they are "dried up" and wrinkled hags? That's why ladies, get a good man who has everything you want and great looks. Take no prisoners, cuz these men want ALL the goods but hate what they like to call "high maintenance women."

    They forget to mention, however, that they luuurve the brazilian wax, the highlights, the french manicured toes, lightly bronzed skin, scented dimples, fresh scented armpits…. I could go on forever.Take take take………oh I better stop. Or else I could be accused of being and old bitter hack.

  5. LMHASSELHOFF!!!!
    How come when men get old they are “distinguished” and “rugged” but when women get old they are “dried up” and wrinkled hags? That's why ladies, get a good man who has everything you want and great looks. Take no prisoners, cuz these men want ALL the goods but hate what they like to call “high maintenance women.”
    They forget to mention, however, that they luuurve the brazilian wax, the highlights, the french manicured toes, lightly bronzed skin, scented dimples, fresh scented armpits…. I could go on forever.Take take take………oh I better stop. Or else I could be accused of being and old bitter hack.

  6. Hoohoo, HH! Provocative! So many things we could discuss about "goodies" and "high maintenance"!

  7. Hoohoo, HH! Provocative! So many things we could discuss about “goodies” and “high maintenance”!

  8. Define "fly" vs. "pretty". 😛

  9. Define “fly” vs. “pretty”. 😛

  10. Too much pitney is a hilarious term. Do you think Kate Gosselin and Marie Osmond will have trouble dating when they're ready? (Or is MO back with ex husband?) What if Megan Fox adopted 8 kids. Would she have trouble dating?

  11. Too much pitney is a hilarious term. Do you think Kate Gosselin and Marie Osmond will have trouble dating when they're ready? (Or is MO back with ex husband?) What if Megan Fox adopted 8 kids. Would she have trouble dating?

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