Magazine Asks Artists to Reimagine Oscar Statuette as Female

"THR commissioned A-list artists, sculptors and designers to reinterpret the coveted gold statuette for the #MeToo era."

The Hollywood Reporter is extremely concerned with the First-World problem that the Oscar statuette is male, so they "commissioned A-list artists, sculptors and designers to reinterpret the coveted gold statuette for the #MeToo era":

What would an Oscar statue look like if it were a woman? Top creatives dreamt up new versions of the iconic statuette, some influenced by recognizable Hollywood women like Grace Jones and Barbra Streisand’s character in Yentl — while others were inspired to create a more abstract take on the concept. “I wanted to reflect that Hollywood should be celebrating diversity whether it's ethnicity, body shapes, gender, sexuality or style,” says Louise Pomeroy, one of the 10 artists who participated in the exercise. In 2018, it seems possible.

There were several different designs, from those which stuck fairly close to the original to those which resembled a "gelatinous heap." Why?

"There is no form of the female body that can't be objectified," says Olivia Mole, a California installation and performance artist. "But no one is going to slap her on the butt when she's a gelatinous heap."

Okey dokey, then. This is definitely sane and healthy, right? I feel so empowered!

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