Yes, Hollywood. YES.
Some of the top ladies in Tinseltown have stood up and said ‘no’ to the most ridiculously sexist tradition on the red carpet.
The mani-cam is an invention of the E! Network, and has appeared on red carpets since 2012. It’s a tiny red carpet inside a shoebox, with a camera at the front, and the ladies who walk the red carpet are asked to put their hands inside the box so we can judge them on their intelligence, wit, and considerate contributions to the world of entertainment.
Jokes. It’s so we can see their manicures and their finger jewellery.
But not this year.
Jennifer Aniston and Julianne Moore were the first two to refuse the stupid tradition at the SAG Awards that took place this weekend.
Following Cate Blanchett’s lead in 2014, Jen and Julianne each took their turn when being interviewed by E! Host Maria Menounos to shut her down.
“No. I’m not doing that.” said Julianne Moore.
BOOM. YES, JULIANNE.
Then in comes Jennifer Aniston.
When she was requested to make her fingers available for world-wide assessment, she cracked the whip.
No, really. Jennifer Aniston mimed cracking a whip, and said “no, no. I can’t.”
CRACK. YES, JENNIFER.
Other mani-cam shirkers were Reese Witherspoon and Orphan Black actress Tatiana Maslany.
Onya, ladies. Talk about your hard work, and keep your hands to yourself.
PS. If you need more of an understanding of what mani-cam is in all it’s absurd glory, here: