I like to think I am aware enough of the ways media try to manipulate my perceptions to resist them. I had a recent proof that this is not true when as I was channel-surfing I came across an older movie that I didn't immediately recognize. My first thought on seeing the lead was that she was chubby for the lead in what was clearly a Hollywood movie. On closer examination I realized that I was watching
Jodie Foster in The Silence of the Lambs.
This means my subconscious expectations for what a female lead should look like have been rewritten since 1991.
- Vaguely disturbing