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My face, my valuable (and immobile) face!

botoxYou know those moments you don’t think celebrity culture can get any more absurd?

“Dannii Minogue has revealed how she became addicted to Botox injections while her sister Kylie was battling breast cancer.” (from

I’d complain, except the subject of plastic surgery allows me to bring up two of my favourite subjects. First, the always entertaining (go on, you know you want to take a look). And second, that most misunderstood and delightfully, shamelessly trashy of shows, Nip/Tuck, a confection which, aside from giving Dannii’s ex-husband, Julian McMahon, the role he was born to play (don’t laugh, he’s scarily good) manages to somehow combine the most lurid and fantastical melodrama with an uneasy and often quite unsettling meditation on the illusions of beauty and the decay of the body. No doubt its unevenness of tone and quality has something to do with the fact it’s never quite found the audience it deserves, but when it’s good, it’s great.

(And yes, ten points to anyone who picked up the obscure Simpsons/Sideshow Luke Perry gag in the title).

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  1. godardsletterboxes #

    I agree on Nip/Tuck – t was so wackily uneven, and yet it did really hone in on some unsettling ideas about beauty and its illusions. And yes, Julian McMahon so exceeds expectations…

    September 23, 2009
  2. I thought that title sounded familiar….!!

    September 23, 2009
  3. I was sure somebody would get it.

    September 23, 2009

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