The other day I got in trouble in my acting class for wearing gold nail polish and drawing on my eyebrows. We are expected to come to class with a “neutral body”. That means no make up and no nail polish because, wait for it…”It’s a mask underneath which hides our truer, realer, more authentic self.” It makes me barf any time somebody uncritically talks about neutrality in the body as if that was ever fucking possible, as if truth, authenticity and the natural are even THINGS!
Uggggggh. I am disgusted in these moments. Gold nail polish and a structured arch are not falsified, frivolous, unnatural adornments. THEY ARE SURVIVAL.
THEATRE SCHOOL IS MISOGYNIST
THE NEUTRAL BODY DOES. NOT. EXIST.
DON’T THEY KNOW MY INSIDES ARE MADE OF GLITTERRRRRRRRR!!!!??!!!!!