Does anyone else walk past this image a lot lately and think 'Joy?' I think Jennifer Lawrence is great, I loved the hunger games especially, but I can't help but notice that this is not a very joyful expression from her. That she is pulling the same passive, half-dead, 'I won't resist if you assault me' face that women have been pulling in artworks for centuries.
Its vulnerable but apathetic. Her face says she is about to give the viewer joy, and the viewer is a bloke. And it pisses me off every time!
Going for the Ophelia look i.e. actually dead.
Why couldn't they have gone for something more like this?
Okay i'm done.