Holy crap. I saw this headline the other day and I was going to relegate it to this upcoming weekend’s Leftover Links… and then I saw the movie, and saw exactly the kind of torture that Megan Fox had to endure during shooting.
First, a few choice excerpts from the Us Magazine article:
In the DC Comics adaptation, Fox, 24 — who plays the gun-wielding prostitute Lilah — is forced to wear a very tight-fitting corset.
Just how constricting was the costume (which raised eyebrows last year after early film stills hit the web)?
“It’s small,” she tells MTV News. “We got it down to 18 inches. But in the action scenes, we loosened it up, because everyone was afraid I was going to pass out.”
And why were they afraid she might pass out? Take a look at this image from the set:
That is not normal. I don’t care what sort of historical accuracy the film was shooting for (it’s not concerned with historical accuracy in other areas) — there was no reason for her to have been “forced” to wear a device like this. It makes Fox look terrible onscreen: it is freakishly distracting. And it is a torture device:
Her midsection ached even went she removed the corset.
“At the end of the day when we would take it off, it would leave these deep grooves, these deep indents from the boning in the corset,” Fox says. “I’d have it for the whole next day. The next 24 hours I’d be imprinted with the corset. It hurts your ribs!”
This is the dominance of the male gaze taken to dangerous extremes.