Sep 18 2009

Megan Fox: Why Are You So Popular?!?!

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This might sound like an unusual question, being that the question, and the accompanying image, answers itself. Not to mention, unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last five years, you know who Megan Fox is. She’s graced the covers of Maxim and FHM for the last few years, has received numerous titles along the lines of “Hottest Celebrity So-and-So” and, on occasion, appears in movies. Bottom line, Megan Fox lives up to her surname: she is a stone cold fox.

I suppose what baffles me the most is her insistence, and the insistence of others, that she is an actress. This confuses me because she has yet to act, or function as anything other than eye candy in her films. Granted, this is nothing new; modern-day pinup girls who masquerade as actresses are an all-too-common occurrence, and have been for a number of years. Women like Jessica Biel, Jessica Alba, and anyone who has ever starred in a CW television series have called themselves actresses, yet their body of work consists mostly of magazine photographs of their body rather than actual films. And to be fair, men (or man-boys, to be accurate) like Zac Efron, Robert Pattinson and, again, any CW beefcake has done the same thing. Continue reading