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Vanity Fair’s 2011 Hollywood Issue – Diversity?

Vanity Fair's 2011 Hollywood Issue...

Photo: VanityFair.com

This is interesting.  Vanity Fair Magazine decided to put an array of men and women of all ages and races on the cover and in the pages of their Hollywood Issue this year.  Of course, everyone is Photoshopped beautiful.

via VanityFair.com

The two inside panels feature 11 more stars, from newcomer best-actor/actress nominees Jesse Eisenberg and Jennifer Lawrence to Noomi Rapace, whose stunning performance in the original, Swedish version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo propelled her from Stockholm to Hollywood. Joining them are Anthony Mackie, Olivia Wilde, Mila Kunis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Andrew Garfield, Rashida Jones, Garrett Hedlund, and Robert Duvall.

The cover was shot in Los Angeles and New York over the course of two days by photographer Norman Jean Roy.”

In past years, Vanity Fair has been loudly criticized for their portrayal of Hollywood as merely young and white, which couldn’t be further from the truth.  I think the magazine could have added even more diversity in terms of age and race and acting genre.  Where is Mindy Kaling? Where is Barbara Hershey?  Where is Harry Shum, Jr.? Where is Sir Anthony Hopkins? Where is Maggie Q? Where is Nia Long?

The darling, talented and hilarious Mindy Kaling
The ever-lovely Barbara Hershey
Glee's Harry Shum, Jr.
The Legendary Sir Anthony Hopkins
The Spectacular Maggie Q

The luminous, Nia Long

Meh.  I guess some of us (read: ME) won’t ever be fully satisfied with Vanity Fair’s portrayal of Hollywood in their yearly issue of whom they see as “worthy”.  Why are the funny Hollywood folks always relegated to a separate issue?  Must one be only mopey, sexual or an angry old American man (Robert Duvall, the token “old dude”) to qualify for this issue?

At least Scarlett Johansson isn’t in the issue for bloody once. Bleh.

Is it just me?