With the majority of the awards telecasts behind us this season, entertainment journalists and movie critics are left to dissect the awards themselves and then predict what’s next for the big winners. Jennifer Lawrence has become America’s Sweetheart, quite accidentally by being one of us when she tripped on her dress talking up on stage and then was so damned real during her post-award interview at the Oscars. The debate over the reality, validity, and factual missteps of Argo was the subject of many debates, though I’d say Ben Affleck’s mention of his wife and working at their marriage is what most remember from the Oscar win.
What makes us love the actors, singers, and directors we do? What makes some of them stand out above the rest?
Betty-Ann Heggie, a mentor of my own whose work and thoughts I’ve been sharing regularly with Feisty Frugal & Fabulous readers, often delves into pop-culture when examining gender physics and mentorship in her blog posts and keynote speeches. While I love when she gets to the meat of issues in her posts about gender physics and dissecting Masculine and Feminine Energy, I have to admit that I love her posts on pop-culture, if only because I can completely wrap my brain around them and it gives me a different way to look at the exact same issues in her heavier posts.
Betty-Ann Heggie’s message on mentorship is that we all need mentors in our lives. She also explained, during a recent television interview, that we may need different mentors at different stages of our lives. A woman pregnant for the first time may look to other mothers for mentorship on the new world she’s about to embark on. However, 5 or so years later that same woman may look to an entirely different person as a mentor when she opens her first business. A young man entering the workforce for the first time may have a mentor in the same field to guide him, yet when he starts a family he will need to look to other men for examples of what it means to be a good father in 2013.
Hollywood, of course, is full of mentors and some undesirables as well that should not be looked up to. Betty Ann looks at the Mentorship spectrum in her post Mentorship Beat Goes On, where she examines the phenom Justin Bieber and how he has since mentored others like Carly Rae Jepsen. In one of my favorite posts of Betty Ann Heggie’s, Hunger Games Lessons, she looks at the role of Mentorship in The Hunger Games.
Betty-Ann applies the principals of Gender Physics and Masculine and Feminine Energy to pop culture as well in some thought-provoking blog posts.
In her recent post, Improving Our Gender in Hollywood, Betty-Ann examines how women are perceived by the industry. “Women are underrepresented in the movies and typically are portrayed as neurotic, pregnant or completely consumed with domestic chores. The movies are a mirror for our reality and it’s time we did our part to create the necessary change.”
And finally, in a post titled Experiencing Gender Physics at the Movies, Betty-Ann shares examples of Masculine and Feminine Energy in some of our favorite characters over the years.
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