Paradoxically, then, a film like this appeals not by depicting that marginalization but by inverting it. We want our dreams, not just our realities, to be represented. The same goes for “Black Panther.” Let me go out on a limb and say that the fictional land of Wakanda isn’t a very representative picture of black life on any continent. What made the film so important, the writer Allegra Frank tells us, is that “an entire group of people that look like me” got to be heroes in a big-budget blockbuster. Yes, actors of color are often stars of such movies, but that usually feels like a casting choice, not an indelible feature of the character. It mattered that the characters in “Black Panther,” not to mention the film’s Afrofuturist vibe, were specifically and not contingently black. What such films deliver is a way of “looking like me” that’s as much about aspiration as identification. We say that their characters look like … [Read more...] about What Does It Mean to ‘Look Like Me’?
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Pouting in the mirror, Adam Guerra slips into a pink leotard before putting on his blonde wig – it’s the final step to transform him into his idol, Madonna. But unlike others who dress up as celebs for kicks, Adam has gone one step further – over the course of 14 years he has spent over $190,000 on a staggering 18 cosmetic surgeries, including cheek, bum and jaw implants, a nose job and fillers – in a bid to look just like her. Adam, who is 33 and lives in Los Angeles, is now one of the top Madonna impersonators in the US, and even appeared on the third series of hit show Ru Paul’s Drag Race. The Madge super-fan, who performs all her hits under the drag name “Venus De-Lite,” admits he has spent “practically my whole life, my whole wallet, all the money that’s been given to me” to look like his idol Madonna, who turns 60 today. “I’ve had my cheeks implanted and my jaw done several times, I’ve had my … [Read more...] about Meet the man who spent nearly $200K to look like Madonna
ENTERTAINMENT 10/08/2018 02:04 pm ET "I’m so disgusted with my sisters’ crazy outfits," the reality star said. By Carly Ledbetter Sister drama is taking center stage during this season’s “Keeping Up With the Kardashians.” Kim Kardashian continued to attack her sister, Kourtney, and also took aim at Khloe during Sunday’s episode documenting their trip to Japan. Kim was modeling looks from Yeezy Season 7 during the trip and was under pressure to get all the outfits photographed during a short time frame. She redirected her stress by calling out Kourtney and Khloe for wearing clothes that totally clashed with her Kanye-designed outfits. “I can’t even eat dinner because I’m so disgusted with my sisters’ crazy outfits that completely don’t go with my look,” Kim said, according to People. “Like, I can’t take it.” “My sisters look so crazy, it’s actually … [Read more...] about Kim Kardashian Blasts Sisters For Looking Like ‘F**king Clowns’ During Japan Trip
ENTERTAINMENT 11/15/2018 12:07 pm ET Dewan responded with all positivity and love. By Carly Ledbetter Jenna Dewan addressed claims she looks like Channing Tatum’s rumored girlfriend, singer Jessie J, thanks to an Instagram comment a fan left on her page. “FIRST OF ALL….whenever I hear of the ‘striking resemblance’ w/ Jessie J to Jenna Dewan ..my only thoughts are ummmmm no,” a commenter said on Dewan’s Instagram post on Nov. 11. “Just trying to spread positive vibes, keep doing you…to an absolute outsider from a small town you are doing it [seamlessly],” the fan wrote. Dewan simply answered with a simple “positive vibes all the way” and a kissy face emoji. There’s no denying that the two do look quite similar: Tatum seemingly confirmed his new relationship with Jessie J after posting a picture of her recent performance in London and captioning the photo … [Read more...] about Jenna Dewan Addresses Claims She Looks Like Channing Tatum’s New Girlfriend, Jessie J
By JeriLynn Thorpe, LMTonline.com / Laredo Morning Times Published 1:29 pm CST, Wednesday, February 6, 2019 Group at dedication of bridge between Laredo, Texas and Mexico in 1990. Group at dedication of bridge between Laredo, Texas and Mexico in 1990. Photo: Houston Staff Photo, Houston Chronicle Photo: Houston Staff Photo, Houston Chronicle Image 1 of / 63 Caption Close Image 1 of 63 Group at dedication of bridge between Laredo, Texas and Mexico in 1990. Group at dedication of bridge between Laredo, Texas and Mexico in 1990. Photo: Houston Staff Photo, Houston Chronicle See what life in Laredo, Nuevo Laredo looked like in the '90s 1 / 63 Back to Gallery The … [Read more...] about See what life in Laredo, Nuevo Laredo looked like in the ’90s