Thursday, March 26, 2009

Help! I'm Starting to Like Kim Kardashian!

Kim Kardashian is only famous because her dad was on of OJ Simpson's lawyers (and for her starring role in a sex tape). Much like Paris Hilton, she doesn't seem to quite deserve the reality series or magazine covers or hot athlete boyfriend she's been given. However, I kinda like her...mainly because she's at least trying to make some sort of statement about female body issues and that's a biggie for me.

Apparently, a non-Photoshopped image (above, left) of Kim began circulating around the interwebs so Kim posted it on her blog (Celebs! They're just like us!) and said, "So what: I have a little cellulite. What curvy girl doesn't!?" To that I say, "Amen sister" and I start liking Kim more and more.

This reminds me of a documentary I've been meaning to recommend called Bigger, Stronger, Faster*. In the film, director Chris Bell examines steroids in sports and his every day life (his brothers are both admitted and proud steroid users) in a way I'd never heard discussed before...i.e. maybe they're not so medically bad after all and our real problem with steroids is the unfair advantage it seems to give users. Bell goes further and explores the desire for Americans, male and female, to look a predetermined way. Thus, men take steroids to look big and strong while women starve themselves to be thin. I find this paradigm one of the most disturbing ideas in modern society. And I'm not being over dramatic.

Anyway, check out Bigger, Stronger, Faster* whether you're a sports fan or not...and join me in not hating Kim Kardashian as much, won't you? C'mon. She's hot!

8 comments:

Liz said...

I wouldn't go so far as to say I'm a fan of any Kardashians (seriously, that show makes The Hills look like Citizen Kane) but I do love that she owns her body. More famous gals should do that.

words words words said...

I really hadn't thought about the "men try to be big, women try to be small" thing before. It's interesting, I will have to think about it a while. I like anything that promotes normal-size women, but I still don't know if I can say I'm a fan.

red said...

I've never seen her show, and I don't know that I would ever say I'm a "fan" of her work, but she seems like a more interesting person than I initially suspected (this isn't the first time she's said something like this). Really, I guess I'm just okay now with her dating the pride of my high school.

Liz said...

Reggie comes off good on the show (I don't enjoy watching, but my bf loves that isht). He doesn't really like the spotlight and usually stays off camera

Some Guy said...

I thought "Bigger, Stronger, Faster" was really well-done, too. Definitely worth a Netflix.

BeckEye said...

As soon as someone can tell me exactly what it is that she does, maybe I'll start being a fan.

pistols at dawn said...

I really like her video, and knowing that sexually, nothing's off the table. Go for yours, Kim.

Chaka said...

I loved Bigger Stronger Faster. You have a great blog here. It speaks to me. I will be back.