Emily Ratajkowski’s Boobs Stopping Her From Film Roles, She Says

Boobs. Damned if you have them, damned if you don’t…

Emily Ratajkowski’s Boobs Stopping Her From Film Roles, She Says

by Sophie Wilkinson |
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Emily Ratajkowski, the model and actress of Blurred Lines fame and then Gone Girl fame and then…um…yes, well her, who hangs out with both Lena Dunham and Kim Kardashian because, well, she can, and she probably likes them for their different qualities, has said that her boobs are stopping her from getting jobs.

‘There’s this thing that happens to me: “Oh, she’s too sexy”’ she told Harper’s Bazaar Australia.

‘It’s like an anti-woman thing, that people don’t want to work with me because my boobs are too big. What’s wrong with boobs? They’re a beautiful feminine thing that needs to be celebrated.’

She continued: ‘Like, who cares? They are great big, they are great small. Why should that be an issue.’

Our previous, less woman-woke selves might cast a little snark Emily’s way. After all, her saying that her boobs are a great hindrance to her career smarts a little after her rise to fame was marked by her effectively co-signing Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines music video (which was directed by Diane Martel, who is a woman, FYI) way back in 2013. In this video, she appeared naked, and while we don’t know whether the casting specifications* deliberately* sought out women with big boobs, it’s doubtful her boobs were ever going to collide with the general...aestethic of the video.

But now, years down the line, Emily’s biggest Hollywood role was a bit-part in Gone Girl as a one-dimensional woman who, pretty much all the main characters agree, is just an occasional fuck-puppet for the film’s lead male, as played by Ben Affleck.

Emily is also a model, and could be talking about jobs within that sector when she talks about her boobs, too. While the popularity of Instagram-famous celebrities has lead to a shift towards more diversity of body shapes and sizes on the catwalk, curves in couture are the exception to the slender-as-a-ruler rule. And that goes for high-fashion editorial, too.

Though it’s not certain that Emily’s boobs or the implicit sexuality they exude are the first consideration when casting directors or designers are turning her (and the boobs) down for jobs, boobs are still a big issue. Many famous actresses have either had to bear their boobs to get where they are, or have them surgically enhanced, or see them digitally enhanced on promotional posters and it all just goes to show that the whole situation is, as Emily said: anti-woman. When it comes to boobs in Hollywood, you’re damned if you have them, damned if you don’t have them.

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This article originally appeared on The Debrief.

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