Dudes and dudettes, seriously W.T.F.
Is there not one, single Sex & the City 2 movie poster or promotional image out there that hasn’t been Photoshopped beyond recognition?
At least with the first film (above), there was some sort of continuity with the brand, the women and well pink. Now it looks like someone in graphic design land sat down with their Wacom for way too long and had way too much manipulating to their morbid heart’s delight.
First poster number one, made Sarah Jessica Parker look like a bling-bling, silvery bug stepping out of a space ship with gold eyes and brownish-grey skin (not of improper lighting.) no, it was not cool and edgy. It actually borders ridiculous and steps completely away from what the brand actually is (see first image from film number one.)
Poster number two, overtly emphasized why Michael K and Perez Hilton have a tendency to pair Parker’s looks to a horse or pony. Also, something about her glasses on a stick remind me of Super Mario Brothers circa 1980s…
And let’s not even start withÂ post number three, which for all of it’s throw-backs to the original series, is Photoshopped beyond recognition and sanity, with one leg being larger than the other, boobs disproportional to the body, not to mention Kim Cattrall not even looking like herself with an obnoxiously large, pointy and elf-like elbow. (see HERE for in-depth analysis of what’s wrong with the image.)
Seriously? Seriously! Seriously.
Now let’s bring on the new cover for Entertainment Weekly.
Is there something being poured in the graphic designers Kool-Aide because while Kim Cattrall and Cynthia Nixon look remotely like themselves this time around — Kristin Davis looks like someone had way too much fun (her mouth) with the blur and paintbrush tool and Sarah Jessica Parker (nose and mouth) looks like someone decided to use one of those filter tools all over her face. Also the earring on the right-hand side is shiner than the one on the left — i.e.) it does not correspond with the ‘front’ lighting.
The things is, who do these marketing folks think they are fooling? I mean I’m in the industry too, but me aside, what about the people who just aren’t imbeciles and actually know what a normal elbow is supposed to look like? — You know, the rest of the population…
At the end of the first movie Samantha, aka Kim Cattrall, celebrated her 50th birthday.
We, the public, we’re not stupid.
I do not understand why the head honchos and large movie execs won’t embrace women for their age and what they truly are. Especially, since, we already know what these women are not…
They are not 21-years old anymore.
By the way, here’s a SATC cover from Entertainment Weekly in 2008 — the ladies look more like themselves. It’s still Photoshopped, but not as bad.
And here are some non-Photoshopped images from New Line Cinema in 2008 at the first Sex & the City film premiere in New York City at Radio City Music Hall.
I think it’s time people stopped trying to make women into something they are simply not.
We get old.
Get. Over. It.
So do men; but, I don’t see them Photoshopping abs on Sean Connery.
Really, fillm industry, we get it.
So please, just stop with the ageism and accept us for who we are!
Sasha Muradali runs the â€˜Little Pink Bookâ€™ . She holds a B.S. in Public Relations from the University of Florida with a minor in Dance (â€™07) and an M.A. in International Administration from the University of Miami (â€™08). She loves Twitter and all things social media, so you should find her @SashaHalima or get a copy of the â€˜Little Pink Bookâ€™ delivered to your Kindle and donâ€™t forget to check out the Mad Women.