Puzzled by Plump Lips

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In a review of Elektra, Paul Byrnes in the SMH makes this astute observation:

Garner looks terribly serious, her plump lips pursed into a parody of determination. Boy, that top lip is plumper than I remember it being in Suddenly 30, the last film I saw her in. That lip would give Angelina Jolie a run for her money. Hollywood actresses seem to have self-inflating parts nowadays. Breasts, lips and muscles pop up and down as required.

I never understood why big lips were considered so sexy, and when and why they became compulsory for Hollywood actresses. Can anyone help me on this one?

ELSEWHERE: Jason Soon at Catallaxy reviews the actual film.

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Mark Bahnisch is a sociologist and is the founder of this blog. He has an undergraduate degree in history and politics from UQ, and postgraduate qualifications in sociology, industrial relations and political economy from Griffith and QUT. He has recently been awarded his PhD through the Humanities Program at QUT. Mark's full bio is on this page.
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David Tiley
2022 years ago

Are you sure you want to know? This is a family blog.

Mark Bahnisch
2022 years ago

I didn’t get that impression on the ‘smells like teen spirit’ thread, David!

Tim
Tim
2022 years ago

David’s right. But I think “lollipops” might get you heading in the right direction.

Mark Bahnisch
2022 years ago

I’m a bit of an ingenue, Tim :)

Martin Pike
2022 years ago

As the northcote knob I appreciate this lady’s gifts- even if they were given for christmas.

I think the word you are looking to match up is ****, which i’ll reproduce as “heritage”.

She has “heritage-sucking lips”. They look like they’d be “great wrapped around the base of my heritage”. She looks “made for heritage”.

Nuff said?

Jon H
Jon H
2022 years ago

The tragic thing is what Meg Ryan did to her lips.

They were thin, but they were not thin in a bad way. They had personality and were better at expression than fat lips, which are kind of a one-trick pony.

m
m
2022 years ago

be a leader not a follower

http://millahtime.blogspot.com/

trackback
2022 years ago

From the mouth of babes

Someone please go explain this to our resident ingenue ;-)…