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MISSIVE: While Nicole Kidman was ineligible for a Best Actress Academy Award for her work in HBO’s Big Little Lies, she easily takes home the Best-Dressed gold. In an ultra-constructed blue masterpiece by Armani, Hollywood’s consummate, maenadic medium flies above misogynistic double-standards. Publicide Pushes for increased awareness in all industries. Pageants are no exception: as a population, we are moved by rewards and vicarious recognition. We contend—Academy guidelines should be amended to include miniseries dramas, if we are to accept last year’s ESPN docuseries as a worthy cinematic achievement. The only good thing to happen in 2017, Kidman’s subdued yet operatic turn as Celeste will live on as a performance that proves the worth of provocative, problematic art + media.
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Revolutionary forays into plastic surgery have put Nicole Kidman on a wild frontier of human possibility. At a dark point in the early days of this millennium, she shunned the oppressive allure of compliant, fame-friendly roles. Upon winning an Oscar for her role in the lesbian fantasia, The Hours, the actress would seek increasingly confessional, challenging work. This development—paired with a rather shocking and obvious use of fillers—made Kidman vulnerable to undue criticism, culminating in a series of untruthful stories labeling her the ultimate Hollywood Villain: box office poison. Rendered a commercially unreliable alien, Kidman’s artistic & aesthetic work would be denigrated, like all groundbreaking movements from cubism to drag to rap.
Then: the advent of social media, and the trickle-up effect of the the Kardashians’ fecund Feminine Empire brought a newfound sense of savvy to consumate devotees of entertainment. For one, we have learned to cut through the smoke-screen of Scientology-strategized attacks.
The silicone plasticity of Nicole Kidman’s face demonstrates a courageous, radical sense of 21st Century Agency. After all, the custom of the country requires us to stop at nothing in taking control of everyaspect of our lives. In an industry where youth is currency, her preservation methods are nothing if not responsible.
Occam’s Razor, 90210: The world has finally caught up with Nicole Kidman’s artistic extremism, and the unlimited possibility of expression.
The misconception that Botox, Restalyne, + Collagen fillers serve as inhibitors to facial expression is finally put to rest, as we gain a deeper understanding for differing modes of human experience. At the very least, people have proven they will always place a hand where they can. Far from sins of vanity or envy, facial fillers relate a logical advancement of aesthetics, and a splendid evolution of techniques to achieve them.
In the last year, the cosmetics industry has boomed with nuclear aplomb. As such, controversy is unavoidable. It’s easy to judge sticking needles & thread into our heads; but why condemn our culture’s expanding capacity for facial recognition? Kidman’s talent proves we should look to custom cosmetic enhancements with a kind eye.
In no instance of her career can we see this with more clarity than her work in Wentworth Miller’s STOKER. Watch the trailer for this psychosexual thriller here.
The Living Uncanny: at the film’s climax, Kidman conveys a chilling range of emotion with the enticing volatility of dry ice. With erudite elocution and searing cerulean eyes, mobile facial-muscles are rendered obsolete. Like a monster maven, Nicole Kidman cannibalizes her artistic ancestors, Bette Davis and Rita Hayworth, seething with the powers of contemplative consumption, and progressive performance.
Harkening to the mâché-masked origins of theatre, the Stoker Star’s ultra-pristine, sculptural visage lives up to the performative standards of Greek Drama: to conceal is to reveal, restrictions and deprivation prompt ecstatic transcendence. Doubtful? Only RuPaul can judge… (or… perhaps not…)
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Jezebel in a Blue Dress: A reappraisal of Lee Daniels’ The Paperboy.
A campy, soapy-noir southern gothic, The Paperboy entertains and disturbs from the first frame.
Nicole Kidman scorches in her role as a super-scary, South-side Hester Prynne. Unnerving as a cobra, she slithers through every channel to find her heart’s desire. Unfortunately, the desires are carnal and she is swarmed with opposition. Throughout the film, her sense of public decorum slips away all too easy; much has been made of two mind-boggling scenes that defy every convention of good taste (which we’ll let you discover on your own). Naturally, we are suspicious of dogmatic—why not just say it: ANGLICIZED notions of propriety. Our favorite actress relishes pushing our buttons. The Paperboy is a defiant work painted in the hi-def, saturated-splendor of Full Color. Through Daniels’ garish gaze, Kidman’s performance steams from the auteur’s cacophony of carefully contrived saccharine doubt. Unhinged or misunderstood: Kidman sprays us with measured ambiguity while chewing the scenery. There is nothing more we could ask for. From any production. Publicide awaits the day this film is screened at MoMa, sure to horrify and confuse audiences forever.
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