Reading through an otherwise insipidEsquire profile of Megan Fox (bitch believes in leprechauns!) about how she's aiming to "escape from her fate as a sex symbol" (which she goes about doing by posing in her bra and panties for the magazine?), one is suddenly slapped with this gratuitous little nugget from the piece's author Stephen Marche: "[W]omen no longer need to be beautiful in order to express their talent. Lena Dunham and Adele and Lady Gaga and Amy Adams are all perfectly plain, and they are all at the top of their field."
First of all, yes, Amy Adams, that horse-faced hellbeast:*
I think she's perfect and I want to brush her hair.
Second of all, you know who didn't need to look conventionally hot to "express her talent?"
Now, you could make an argument that being unusual-looking is a new thing for FILM ACTRESSES OH WAIT FUCKING BETTE:
YOUR ARGUMENT IS INVALID.
*This is not about whether Amy Adams is hotter than Megan Fox. It's about WHAT THE FUCK, THIS GUY.