Demi Moore Hollywood’s Hardest Body
Can go well that? After a long dry spell Demi Moore is seen again in the cinema – in the shallow comedy "LOL". But let us not deceive ourselves: This actress has been propped wounding more comebacks and setbacks, as it deems possible. A hymn to the indestructible.
As she stands on the platform of an observatory, dressed all in black, the coal-colored hair blowing dramatically in the hands of two golden pistols. Showdown with Demi Moore. She jumps in a combination of Flick Flack and Rittberger in depth, the whole thing in slow-motion, clearly, you have to take time for this body. Or it should say: Body? It has the concept of Body for Hollywood in the first place so defined, it was reached, formed out of ambition and marketing.
So jump and perfect, thundering pencil landing on high Manolo Blahniks. The soles of blazing red, you have to run in these shoes in hell. Cut to the face, green eyes, chiseled nose, thin lips, a scar rather than a mouth, perfect for now the following sentence: “I was all this talk of angels has always annoyed.” Fire.
Nearly ten years is the remake of “Charlie’s Angels” her. Demi Moore played the villain, she ran against Cameron Diaz and Drew Barrymore, there should be an ironic Besetzungskniff and the beginning of a comeback. But the Selbstverulkung is a double-edged sword: If nothing works, nothing is ever taken seriously. Even my own career is not that in the case of Moore in 2003 at the end was. When one sees the 49-year-old today, the American remake of the French mother-daughter drama “LOL”, then everything works like a shadow of a temporally near and yet somehow diffuse film history.
In “LOL” she falls in love with a policeman who could be her son. It is impossible not to think of Moore’s marriage to the 16 years his junior Ashton Kutcher or at the antics with which the actress was speaking after the separation from him. Kiff also a cheerful scene – the parents are smoking pot in the kitchen while the kids are numb with video games – is durchwölkt involuntary reminiscences. Moore, a child an alcoholic parent has, since her brilliant debut in the film drama “St. Elmore’s Fire – Elmo” with drug problems to fight, already as Twen she attended hospital stays and therapies, including his marriage to Kutcher said to have been overshadowed by relapses.
Fetish for many target groups
Otherwise, it is reflected by a brave role that was originally occupied by Sophie Marceau. The said in an interview: “When you’re 40, it fills his brain with so much stuff because it’s hard to experience something new..” The new thing is of course the love, and Moore is a balancing act between family sense, renunciation and rediscover the romance in a disciplined manner dar. Moore is not a Method Actress, she played methodically. A figure is compiled from plausible gestures and postures that would be here: rigor and concern alternating with flirtation and eroticism.
But “LOL” is normal, standard goods. You have to return once again, into 2003.
At the avenging angel presence can be seen in fact, what had to be a superstar Demi Moore, an icon of a sharp-calculating and hostile to women tends to mainstream cinema.
She was pretty average on way, but possessed an extraordinary body. He was never only female or sexy, but a symbol of the possibilities of design, which meant even more: recycling. Demi Moore to seek meant to make clear that the desire, the pleasure of sex is not for nothing can be had. That beauty might be a godsend, but certainly is an idea of the market.
So are the movies that are immediately known if Demi Moore is mentioned, “GI Jane” (1997) and “Striptease” (1996). Until these two blockbusters, she had starred in many productions, especially in the role of single mother and everyday heroine. She protected her child from Mafia hit men (”not guilty”) or your best friend from an abusive husband (”Mortal Thoughts”). But only with the role of Militäranalystin who is determined to the fighting troops, came about their unique value. In “GI Jane” saw her during training, they crawled through the mud in the wet shiny shirt, push-ups made on an arm, and when they are long before Britney Spears shaved her head, had several audiences a new fetish .
Excite and ashamed at the same time
Moore also modeled not only their stomach muscles again, but also a concept that was believed in the gathering of the living world computerization already gone almost lost: It pays to have a body. He can redeem himself in exchange for money, fame and attention.
Shifts in the history of even this idea is already in “Striptease” was. Moore was the mother who needed money for the custody process. Lawyers are expensive, so they stripped in a nightclub. This is also a legendary scene: like them, and tie with Borsalino marched on court shoes, as if to Marlene Dietrich and Dolly Buster invented together a vaudeville character.
The philosopher Roland Barthes once described as the conventional striptease routine for the standardization of eroticism, and it is a pity that he “Striptease” could not see. Because Moore as a stripper, that was most concrete visual aids for the contradictions in which a civil society gets when she wants to excite itself when watching another simultaneously and ashamed. Moore contributed a great job here. She made the revelation to the workout, not as an escapist fun celebrating freedom, but as physical mobilization for an ultimately higher cause. That was – in the context of the film plot – money, and otherwise it was all about: to increase profits.
Even if the films flopped: Moore was then the highest paid actress in the world. She became the first female star over ten million dollars per roll. For this too, not just for her in parts wooden game, she was verbally abused and even hated. The cultural criticism was outraged by a star, which neither the artist refine character, yet just wanted to disappear into oblivion, but raking in money.
Gone mobile, laptop away
At that time she was nicknamed “Gimme Moore”, and indeed it has remained an excellent business woman. Your occupation in “The Great Crash – Margin Call” (2011) therefore was a punch line: In John Chandors financial crisis drama she plays an investment banker who, as the speculative hype blows up, will be sacrificed by their bosses. Her performance offers maximum economy: with a few gestures to bring the cynicism of an industry term for which each suggests their position for profit actors omnipotence or disposed of in cold blood.
In real life, Moore has a personal fortune of around $ 150 million, they have movies like “Austin Powers” produced, and more importantly, in many others it has discovered the Internet as a future market.
They may spend hundreds of thousands of beauty Opera routines, their economic calculus has already shifted from physical to virtual content. Gathered at Twitter, about one million followers, disposed of 140 characters their relationship (”Funny that the person for whom you would collect a ball, and often is, the fires the weapon”) and promoted at the same time talk show “The Conversation” that brings together an Internet broadcast of female Hollywood celebrities to interview.
The best scene in Moore’s new film is therefore the one in which she punished her movie daughter Miley Cyrus: She takes her off the phone and the laptop.
This woman should be the end? LOL.