It is true producers like Robert Simonds, Tim Burton and few others prioritize acting credentials over sexy looks, one cannot overlook the fact that the majority of Hollywood producers aim primarily for sexy looks when hunting for a female cast. Making Hollywood opportunities particularly difficult for certain Tinseltown individuals.
We all hear about the “Sexiest Men/Women Alive” each year. Even some Bollywood celebrities, like Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra, make it to the list. But what about the flipside?
Which stars, according to Hollywood, are the unsexiest?
Maxim has compiled a list naming them:
- Sarah Jessica Parker tops the list and has been voted the Unsexiest woman alive. This is quite the irony since the actress routinely stars in a show/film series which has “sex” in its very title. However, the list did not reveal why she was the Unsexiest.
- Veteran and troubled singer Amy Winehouse comes second, because of her porcelain skin, lashes that looked like surgically attached bats, and rat’s nest hair.
- Grey’s Anatomy star Sandra Oh was in the third spot, because of her cold bedside manner and boyish attitude.
- Believe it or not, but Material Girl Madonna has made it to the list too and actually places fourth. Maxim considers Madonna unsexy because of her constant bellyaching, and the fact that she hasn’t been able to hold on to her good looks postnuptial. In fact, the magazine went so far as to call Madonna William Defoe with hot flashes.
- Occupying the third position in this highly doubtful and somewhat offensive list is the celebrity who has partaken in her share of criticism. Yes, we talk about Britney Spears. Britney is unsexy because of her two kids, two ex-husbands, and the loss of her ability to perform.
For Sarah Jessica Parker, Maxim said that they could not believe that this “Barbaro faced broad” was the unsexiest among a group of very unsexy women who starred in a show with “sex” in its title.
In response, Sarah Jessica Parker has said that being voted the unsexiest woman alive “hurt so much”.
Obviously, Maxim has received a lot of backlash for compiling a list of this sort. People have condemned the magazine to be hurtful. In defense of the women named on the list, especially Madonna and Britney, a certain magazine said that Madonna is a mother who has held her own in the entertainment industry for more than 20 years. And Britney Spears, despite having some shortcomings, was responsible for redefining pop music to what we know it to be today.
Since the list was the result of a poll, many people have said that the men at Maxim have a warped notion of beauty, which has been influenced heavily by the modern surgically influenced and Photoshopped models. Also, conferring a title as derogatory and vicious as the unsexiest woman alive only goes to show the Maxim men’s poverty of spirit. Thereby, it cancels the men’s right to choose the winner to any poll.