Farrah fawcett body painting

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Anyone looking to get horribly depressed need search no further than " Farrah Fawcett : All of Me," a new video from Playboy. The year-old Farrah frees herself from her wholesome "Charlie's Angels" past, throws off her clothes and is shown scampering naked on a beach, sculpting while naked and inventing a new art form: painting with her buttocks and breasts. If this sounds funny, you haven't seen the video. There's nothing funny about it. Yes, Fawcett's body looks fine -- augmented and filmed in ultra-soft focus. She was always pretty, and she still is.

But look into her eyes. Her carefree authority is gone. She looks like someone who's been abandoned on a mile hike. The minute video begins with a mini-documentary of Fawcett's life and career. She grew up in Texas. She was discovered by a talent agent and within weeks of arriving in Hollywood was doing bit parts and TV commercials: "Joe-eey, Mama never told me about Ultra-Brite!

The video traces the phenomenon that was Farrah in the late '70s -- the popularity of "Charlie's Angels" and of the Farrah poster, which the ubiquitous Camille Paglia describes as one of the most ificant pop-culture images of the century. The Farrah fawcett body painting also celebrates Fawcett's hard-hitting acting performances from the '80s, with clips from "The Burning Bed" and "Extremities.

So far, a success story.

Farrah fawcett body painting

But then we get to Farrah: the Nude Years. We see her at 48, on the beach, caressing herself for a Playboy pictorial. She's miserable. She's crying. She hates her hair; she hates her body. So why is she doing this? She looks like a trauma victim. She can't finish a sentence without punctuating it with a mirthless giggle. Her anguish and embarrassment suggest a woman circling around a sense of betrayal -- but she can't figure out who has betrayed her.

If anything, it's something mothers might want to show their teenage daughters. No kidding. Feminist performance artists such as Karen Finley have spent their entire careers trying to create what Fawcett and Playboy have apparently managed to do unwittingly: a chilling, cautionary Farrah fawcett body painting that shows the cruelty of exploitation and the utter dead-end of narcissism.

From the beach debacle, "All of Me" moves towith Fawcett preparing for her recent pictorial. She wants us to know that she is a painter and a sculptor, and guess what? She specializes in nudes. She says that art allows her to express her "feelings about nudity. The highlight of the video is a set-piece in which Fawcett sculpts a life-size statue of a woman from the ground up. Along the way, she disrobes and covers herself in the material of the sculpture.

Farrah fawcett body painting

The effect is eerie. Two female forms are covered in clay. One is impervious to time; the other isn't. She should have quit while she was ahead. The painting scene, which follows, is a disaster. Fawcett puts paint on her breasts and on her buttocks and rolls around on a canvas. She does this over and over. Then she puts paint in her hair and paints with those Farrah tresses.

Always, always those same body parts.

Farrah fawcett body painting

Fawcett seems stuck in some tortured narcissistic loop. Watching her is like watching a woman with bound feet paint with her bound feet, as if limitation were a form of expressiveness. One can feel sorry for Fawcett and wish that her friends might intervene. But the Playboy guys are in another category. Hugh Hefnerwearing silk pajamas, appears on camera and, with a straight face, talks about how wonderful it has been to see Farrah "grow" over the years into the "remarkable, talented, independent woman" she is today. Yeah, right. Fawcett quotes the Rosalind Russell remark that "acting is standing up nude and turning around very slowly.

The irony is that she's more distanced and remote from us in that moment than at any point in her clothed career -- and more covered than Rosalind Russell ever was. If "All of Me" is an actress' attempt to let her rear-end save her career, it can't work. It's too painful.

Farrah fawcett body painting

Fawcett's salvation is in her face -- her anguished, haunted face. When she gets naked with that grief and those secrets, she'll be an artist again, and she'll matter to people. Top shopping picks. Shower, change, or poop in privacy with this portable pop-up shel.

Farrah fawcett body painting

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