Sounds awful. I read for escapism. I don't want to be reminded of every day stuff like that.
Don't worry Reaper I have your back as I have that book. yet to read it but i digress..
Currently about to read the Guns Of August about the end of the First World War and throw in some Binti Science fiction stories and the Trevor Noah Biography whilst at the same time reading about the body and how to deal with neuropathic pain, chronic pain and sensitization.
OOH what a fun time I am having.
Chicago: Needing sleep.
I think I might have seen the first, and maybe the second. There was a lot of fuss about them, I seem to remember. Not for me.
I'm definitely more likely to watch a classic movie, than a new one. Then again I developed my interest in film at a school film club, that mostly showed the 'road' films*. Which were bloody old then. In the seventies those classic Hollywood movies were a great foundation.
* Bob 'n' Bing, not Bill and Ted, have hilarious escapades somewhere different from last time out.
It's amazing how being a famous actor makes someone hotter to a certain sort of person. Yet these people are also often the sort to get a lot out of porn. Does not compute. I have a theory about those who talk about other people having an aura...and them feeling them when they are in the room. No, that's in the imagination of the observer. In your, according to you, normal brain patterns. Ask someone autistic. They just don't get it at all.
Some stupid neuro norms are just turned on by brand awareness. I suppose if there's anything we've been darwining towards it's that. Deference to our richer/famous/betters. And marketing.
I don't really think it's amazing at all, and I don't think it's for the reason you think it is. On a psychological level, it's probably a combination of the facts that the average A list actor is by definition successful and driven, traits which many find attractive, and has their pick of roles and is therefore more likely to play aspirational characters who embody many of the traits that we as humans find attractive.
Sure - that doesn't seem to be the case with Ms Lawrence, although maybe she just has superior marketing. The counter argument though is that without a reasonable level of empathy and emotional intelligence, it would be impossible for an actor to effectively inhabit a character of any depth. So while your argument may well fit with some of the actors making their millions from Michael Bay movies, I suspect it would be nigh on impossible for someone "intellectually and morally vacuous" to succeed in the majority of movies requiring anything more than biceps, boobs and one liners.