Aussie actress Margot Robbie is on the cover of Vanity Fair and we are lost for words by the accompanying interview. Just… WOW.
Vanity Fair contributing editor Rich Cohen’s profile of Margot is being described as outrageously patronising... we'll let the words speak for themselves.
Here’s how Rich opens the article on Margot.
“She is 26 and beautiful, not in that otherworldly, catwalk way but in a minor knock-around key, a blue mood, a slow dance. She is blonde but dark at the roots. She is tall but only with the help of certain shoes. She can be sexy and composed even while naked but only in character.”
Oh and we’re apparently living in the ~dark ages~ in a country full of “throwback people.”
“As I said, she is from Australia. To understand her, you should think about what that means. Australia is America 50 years ago, sunny and slow, a throwback, which is why you go there for throwback people. They still live and die with the plot turns of soap operas in Melbourne and Perth, still dwell in a single mass market in Adelaide and Sydney."
Can you name a soap opera in Perth? We sure can’t.
“Robbie grew up in Gold Coast, a city on Australia’s Pacific shore, 500 miles north of Sydney. In an old movie, you might have seen a crossroad sign demonstrating just how isolated it was, just how far from the known capitals… the sleepiest part of a sleepy city at the bottom of the world.”
The Gold Coast is sleepy? He’s clearly never been to schoolies.
It’s... a lot. Those reacting to the piece online are mocking Rich’s Robbieboner in the best way possible: ruthlessly taking the piss.
To read the full baffling interview, click here.