The ‘Twitterati’ found itself divided on Tuesday after Jennifer Lawrence stepped out in a gown designed by Versace for the photocall of her upcoming film, Red Sparrow, in London. The dress didn’t spur a debate about the sartorial choice J Law had made, but rather led people into addressing a deeper issue – one that highlights how male and female actors are treated differently in Hollywood.
Jennifer Lawrence who has been in London over the last few days wore a velvet Versace Pre Fall ’18 gown with a plunging neckline and high slit for the photocall. Her Versace gown earned her the admiration of fashion enthusiasts, but the fact that that was all she was wearing in London’s exceedingly low temperatures while her male co-stars were nicely bundled up in overcoats and boots has left many feeling outraged.
English writer and journalist, Helen Lewis was amongst the first to point this out on Twitter, labelling the picture which shows the distinct contrast between Jennifer Lawrence and her male co-stars “quitely depressing”.
Helen’s tweet, which read “This is such a quietly depressing (and revealing) image. Not least because I’ve been outside today and it’s bloody FREEZING.” has sparked a conversation about the double standards in Hollywood.
“True equality means either Jennifer Lawrence getting a coat, or Jeremy Irons having to pose for a photocall in assless chaps.” Lewis continued on Twitter.
Many joined in on the debate and responded to Helen. But the response was divided.
While some were furious about the fact that Jennifer Lawrence wasn’t “allowed” to wear a coat, others pointed out how it could have entirely been her own choice to “show off’ her gorgeous dress.