Spindrift: The REAL Problem with the Margot Robbie Vanity Fair Piece

Many people were complaining about how Margot Robbie’s description was being treated in Vanity Fair. I saw many comparisons of the author to being a horny 13-year-old boy. Although I saw a lot of small pieces of the article being posted on Twitter I figured I should read the whole thing before I make any opinions.

As a whole, it’s not the worst thing I’ve ever read. There are quite a few questionable lines though. This one stood out to me “She can be sexy and composed even while naked but only in character”. This one seemed oddly presumptuous to me seeing as this guy has most definitely never seen Margot naked outside of a role. Oh yeah and there’s the part when he describes Margot as being “too young to be pegged,” which, to be fair, is slightly taken out of context but still seems like a poor choice of wording.

The real problem to me though, isn’t in what is in the article but what isn’t in the article. You see there’s absolutely zero mention in the article of Margot being a member of Greenpeace, a “people-powered movement fighting for a green and peaceful future for our oceans, forests, food, climate and democracy.” Margot also joined actresses Lupita Nyong’o and Emma Watson in wearing dresses made out of recycled material to the Met Gala. Margot has also stated that she will only go nude for artistic purposes after declining to appear in Playboy. There was also no mention of Margot’s influence on feminism.

The following is a quote of Margot’s that I find particularly intriguing, “I want to keep looking for roles where the main interest will be in the character and her importance in driving a story forward, rather than her relationship with a male character.”

I’m sure there are countless more aspects of Margot that the author could have mentioned rather than what he did. If you really want to find out what kind of person she is look it up yourself. Don’t read Vanity Fair. That should probably be also apply to anyone you want to really understand, by the way.

1 Comment on "Spindrift: The REAL Problem with the Margot Robbie Vanity Fair Piece"

  1. Shana Karn | July 7, 2016 at 10:22 PM |

    Excellent insight!

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