In the new film Third Person, Olivia Wilde plays a novelist who gets involved with older-man Liam Neeson. Most unimaginable about all that, at least to a GQ movie critic, is that someone with Olivia’s “tush” would ever need to be literate.
“She’s supposed to be a writer too, but your belief in that won’t outlast Wilde scampering naked through hotel corridors once Neeson playfully locks her out of his room,” said film reviewer Tom Carson. “With that tush, who’d need to be literate? Who’d want to?”
The problem is that Olivia Wilde is a real person who has both a nice body and ability to read… And, therefore, was able to read the loud-and-clear sexism in Tom Carson’s observation.
Taking offense to the insinuation that beautiful women have no need for practical reading and writing skills, Olivia shared her simple message for GQ on Twitter.
— olivia wilde (@oliviawilde) June 25, 2014
Love that. Now, can we please retire the notion that brains and beauty are mutually exclusive?