So it’s Oprah for president after she led the charge of a new era at the Golden Globes. Not a dry eye in the house apparently after her rousing speech stole the night writes Tracey Rous.
Problem is while Oprah may represent some of the changes we would like to see in the world nothing really has changed. This is THE event where all the attendees should really stick to the day job. As a woman I found nothing so depressing as the protest of black dresses on the red carpet. Every expensive designer gown was still designed to basically make it all about what these women were wearing. Slashed to the navel, cut to the thigh it was still about selling looks rather than anything like ability or a person’s worth – something that might make a difference.
And the holier than thou string of speeches was infuriating from powerful stars who have turned a blind eye to so many incidents of ill-treatment until it is trendy and career-friendly to speak out. The deluded stance being they can fix everything with a few soundbites from behind a podium with no suggestion they are willing to actually stick their head above the parapet and take a risk to do some good. The Golden Globes was a nauseous back-slapping exercise in “how wonderful are we at being humans in an awful world that needs us to save it” in an industry which really has no interest in what real life is all about. Unless it boosts the old career.