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Old 05-25-2006, 02:12 PM   #1
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And we knew her when...

http://www.festival-cannes.fr/films/...d_film=4359572

This may or may not be a still from the movie, but I don't really expect complaints either way.
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Old 05-25-2006, 02:15 PM   #2
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Velvet lives such a fab life and I'm always envious of her exploits. to use a cheesy phrase, you go girl!
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Velvet lives such a fab life and I'm always envious of her exploits.
Yeah, right? Next she'll run for president, or marry Brad Pitt.

As I once wrote to her: "First I wanted to f--- you - now I want to BE you!"
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Wow, congrats to Velvet! That is an awesome achievement, and I look forward to seeing the movie one day.

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Old 05-26-2006, 06:02 AM   #5
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And we knew her when...

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This may or may not be a still from the movie, but I don't really expect complaints either way.
I do find it interesting that everyone always has to point out fatness. "A plump heiress' dog is kidnapped and..."

I mean..."A black heiress' dog is kidnapped"
"A blue-eyed heir's dog is kidnapped"
"A bald heir's dog is kidnapped"

I think we'd all kind of say: huh? if we read the 3 lines above and think: that's such a weird way to put it. Why does it matter? I don't get the sense (haven't seen the film, admittedly) that her being plump matters vis a vis her being an heiress with a dog, etc.

In the case of ...Real women have curves, then yes, it makes sense to say the coming of age story of a plump latina trying to break out in a world that doesn't always value her or whatever. But a 'plump heiress?' It's so apologetic. Give me a break.

do correct me if im wrong. i don't want to rant and then feel dumb if her fat ass is central to the plot or something. I mean, like if we find she actually sat on her dog, there was no crime involved, and her buttcheeks are so big she never noticed??? You know, that sort of thing.
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Old 05-26-2006, 06:25 AM   #6
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She looked absolutely beautiful at Cannes. She even showed off her bare arms. How wonderful to see something besides a Size -2 walk the red carpet. Thanks for posting the link, Tres.
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Wow... She is becoming really popular these days.
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And we knew her when...

http://www.festival-cannes.fr/films/...d_film=4359572

This may or may not be a still from the movie, but I don't really expect complaints either way.

Wow! Congrats to the lovely Velvet!

I'd enjoy seeing her movie some day.


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THe movie is a very weird, very surreal, but very good film. It is like watching a salvador dali painting in motion.

Velvet's role is an unusual one in that she is made up to look much different than her modeling and other pictures, like any actress would be. Her character is a unique one and the film should not be taken too literally as it's really an unusual art film.

Velvet had an interested in exchange with Variety (the Hollywood trade paper) which made some unfortunate comments about her size and got an apology for their remarks. While it is relevant in some ways that her character is larger sized, that character is just that, a character, and shouldn't be confused with Velvet, the person. Likewise, another actor plays a mute ketamine addict, but of course, he is not such a person - he's an actor.

I think it's wonderful the producers chose Velvet to play this role as opposed to Hollywood which pads up Gwyeth, and I think it's important that larger sized actors and actresses have the same range of choices for parts their leaner counterparts have. That's true size acceptance.

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I do find it interesting that everyone always has to point out fatness. "A plump heiress' dog is kidnapped and..."

I mean..."A black heiress' dog is kidnapped"
"A blue-eyed heir's dog is kidnapped"
"A bald heir's dog is kidnapped"

I think we'd all kind of say: huh? if we read the 3 lines above and think: that's such a weird way to put it. Why does it matter? I don't get the sense (haven't seen the film, admittedly) that her being plump matters vis a vis her being an heiress with a dog, etc.

In the case of ...Real women have curves, then yes, it makes sense to say the coming of age story of a plump latina trying to break out in a world that doesn't always value her or whatever. But a 'plump heiress?' It's so apologetic. Give me a break.

do correct me if im wrong. i don't want to rant and then feel dumb if her fat ass is central to the plot or something. I mean, like if we find she actually sat on her dog, there was no crime involved, and her buttcheeks are so big she never noticed??? You know, that sort of thing.
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I agree wholeheartedly, fanofdimensions.
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And speaking of which, according to the front board page, today is her 39th birthday. Happy, happy!
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I'm really looking forward to see this movie, because its directors (and also actors) are well known here in France for their satyric parody of our society, politics etc. It's sometimes quite rude and scatologic, full of derision and self derision... must be something interesting, but i don't expect that the image of the bbw will be well treated.
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Velvet... she's been hanging around Dimensions for years, but her professional life can keep her quite busy -- everything from dancing, to this Cannes gig, to being a nanny for obscenely rich folk. She's a very sweet and caring person.
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Variety's drivel:

"A good portion of the cast seems to have physical abnormalities. Velvet, the actress who plays Avida, is a half-dressed Venus of Willendorf so obese she can barely walk, like the physical image of her over-consuming class."

Apology or no, (actually it's good someone apologized) the above hit me like a bolt of lightning. "So obese she can barely walk"?
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I searched the Internet for Velvet, but could find nothing. Does she have a homepage? And this movie: Is there a trailer?

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That takes this beyond the 'character actress' stage... a major media coup for Size Acceptance.
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Wow... I am such a fan of Velvet's. I hope I get to see this movie.
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Wow! Velvet's long been a stunning pillar of Goddessness and she looks incredible in this still. Great work! (And phooey on the stupid press that said she can't walk.)
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How fun! I hope to see the movie!
I've been googling around for more info and came across several stills, that no doubt would be popular 'round these parts:





I'm off to find more...
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Oh, I was going to mention to those of you unfamiliar with Velvet, she's got a Yahoo group here: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Velvet_Vixen/
When she would post her photos on Dimensions, she would always link back to the yahoo group.
As an added bonus, check out her group for a beautiful picture of her at Cannes.
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Oh, I was going to mention to those of you unfamiliar with Velvet, she's got a Yahoo group here: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Velvet_Vixen/
When she would post her photos on Dimensions, she would always link back to the yahoo group.
As an added bonus, check out her group for a beautiful picture of her at Cannes.
I've been a member for many months (years?)... I wanted to mention she posted a copy of the letter she sent to Variety regarding the review. She reminded the author she has danced in several professional dance troupes as well as walked the runway in a John Galliano fashion show. Does she rock, or what?
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