Hey 3.5 readers.
As you all know, I am, among other things, a dedicated philanthropist and public activist. I have more causes than you can shake a stick at and if you don’t have a stick, perhaps I’ll donate you stick to you so that you can shake it.
My latest cause is, “The Coalition Against Nerdface.” “Nerdface,” a term that, as far as I know, I coined, happens when a beautiful actress or handsome actor dons the guise of a nerd to play a nerdy role rather than just, oh I don’t know, stepping aside so HOLLYWOOD CAN GIVE A JOB TO AN ACTUAL NERD!
Nerdface. It’s the world’s number one problem and frankly, everyone should stop working on all the other problems until this one is solved.
Case in point. Emma Stone? Super beautiful. Who is she playing? Tennis player Billie Jean King.
Now, don’t get me wrong. Billie Jean was a great tennis player, a feminist, women’s rights icon etc. but she was no looker. That was actually OK in the 1970s, believe it or not. People who did great things would just be liked and respected for doing great things and they didn’t need to look like supermodels while they did them.
What is Hollywood doing? Do they hire, oh I don’t know, an actress that’s kind of butch with glasses? No. They just whip a freaking pair of glasses on Emma.
You know what? New rule. If a character in a movie has glasses, then said character should only be played by a person wearing actual prescription glasses. Otherwise, hate crime! Hate crime, I say!
Nerdface. It’s the worst. Call it out when you see it.
Can you think of any Nerdface examples, 3.5 readers? Discuss in the comments: