Mad Men‘s Christina Hendricks is not amused by the constant euphemistic references to estrogen-encouraged fatty deposits.
Her cantaloupes and buns. Her cha-chas and bon-bons. Her pontoons and Winnebago.
You know…her big boobs and ample rump.
In an interview with Australian fashion editor Kate Waterhouse, Hendricks refused to answer a question that made reference to – AGAIN – the dimensions of her womanly physique.
“You have been an inspiration as a full-figured woman. What is the most inspiring story that you can remember where you’ve inspired someone?”
First of all, using variations of the word “inspiration” three times in one breath is just obnoxious and sloppy. Let’s get that out of the way right now.
Secondly, yeah. We got it. Hendricks isn’t wafer thin and knows how to stretch the binding and buttresses of a brassiere. We also know that Hendricks doesn’t dress like a nun. Well…not like any nun I know. Maybe one of those Halloween costume nuns with the low-cut wimple and high-cut woolen knickers.
Still. Even though Hendricks has been okay in the past when it comes to talking about the fact that she’s not a size 2, I can understand: enough is enough.
Maybe she should have alerted Waterhouse before the interview that discussing her inspirational body shape was off limits. Fair enough. The interview was with a fashion magazine, and I’m not sure that we’re yet living in a post-Twiggy world. We still need all sizes and shapes representing, and well done on those magazines thinking outside the 5’9″, 105-pound box.
However, I don’t think it’s beyond common etiquette to inquire whether or not a particular person is interested in being a firebrand for full-figured females this go around. Maybe Hendricks just wants to talk about acting. Or the length of hems and the new fad for pillbox hats. She’s more than the measuring tape sum of her parts.
Or maybe we’re just not saying “full-figured” anymore. Is “full-figured” a less polite way to say “curvy, sexy, voluptuous”? I don’t know.
What I do know is this….
In the words of Julia Roberts in the movie Notting Hill, “Seriously. They’re just breasts. Every second person in the world has them. They’re odd looking, they’re for milk, your mother has them, you’ve seen a thousand of them. What’s all the fuss about?”