Thursday, August 12, 2010

Good or Bad?

I was in Wales last weekend staying with an old friend.  Whilst there, we watched some TV together (sharing silence has never been a problem for us) and one of the programs was called 'How To Look Good Naked'. 

My initial reaction was that this was yet another sign of declining standards in broadcasting and a bit of soft porn.  I was pleasantly surprised.

Instead of a catwalk full of size 0 models, the women were all normal and came in all shapes and sizes: well, mostly.  I didn't see a single woman who was less than a size 14, so it wasn't ALL shapes and sizes, just all the larger ones.

The women who volunteered all had a low opinion of themselves and how they looked.  By the end of the program, Gok Wan (who has to run Dale Winton close for the gayest man on TV) had dressed them well, had them pose naked in a shop window (not boobs or genitalia showing, just bare backs and bums) and then had them parade on a catwalk in some sexy underwear, stripping off just before they walked off for the last time.

None of the women were forced to do it and some of them backed out of the stripping on the catwalk, but the transformation in their attitude to themselves was glorious to behold.

They were all shown models of different bodies and asked where they would put themselves in terms of size and they were ALL wrong, rating themselves too fat or big.  One women who thought her chest was something to hide, thought that a set of plaster boobs looked great only to find out that they were the same size as hers.

Sadly, we live in a world where unless you have the right shape, bank balance, job or car, you are considered not worth a damn.  And then they wonder why those of us who aren't normal have no confidence and prefer to stay indoors and play on the computer.

'How To Look Good naked' shows us that we are all normal.  More power to that attitude.

6 comments:

KLo said...

What a great story! Confidence is such a huuuuuuuuuge problem for so many women (including me).

T. Anne said...

So much truth in this. We all have such a distorted view of ourselves.

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