According to the New York Post, Hollywood is seeing a surprising trend: a demand for women with natural breasts. Recently, a casting notice seeking extras for the fourth installment of Pirates of the Caribbean specified that actresses “must have real breasts. Do not submit if you have implants.”
What is causing the shift in attitude towards implants?
The author of the NYP article, Sarah Stewart, believes it may be attributed to bad role models. The Hills star Heidi Montag recently underwent several cosmetic procedures resulting in an uproar of negative media attention. While Montag is not the only starlet to receive implants, she is one of the most notorious in recent months.
Danny Roth, who is a casting agent "on the no-boob-job bandwagon," states:
"If you’re talented, let your talent speak for you...I think implants are indicative of something else, potentially. Insecurity, or that they’re taking advice from people they shouldn’t be taking advice from."
It's refreshing to finally see a backlash to such drastic surgery. Montag's breasts are medically banned from becoming any larger, and will lead to back problems if they are not eventually reduced in size. US Magazine interviewed several medical doctors that speculate she may have trouble breast feeding in the future, in addition to facing skin erosion. On top of medical problems, should Montag wish to pursue any other professional endeavors (other then being a media spectacle) she will face a difficult time being taken seriously.
As the Barbie trend is on the decline, I hope that actresses will be judged on their talents in the future rather then on the size of their chests. Let's hope to see a continued demand for beautiful, healthy, and natural women in the movies!