Have you ever felt like you’re a ‘throwback person’? Like you’re awake? Like you’re constantly studying the habits, customs and accents of Americans from a perfect perch?
Because if you have – Vanity Fair totally GETS you.
The magazine has published a feature article about Aussie Hollywood gem Margot Robbie and its bizarre observations about Australian ‘culture’ and absolutely nobody understands.
The story is a feature about Robbie and her unique star quality, complete with a video of the beauty demonstrating and explaining Australian slang.
Readers are perplexed about a number of odd descriptions of Robbie and Australia.
“Australia is America 50 years ago, sunny and slow, a throwback, which is why you go there for throwback people…When everyone here is awake, everyone there is asleep, which makes it a perfect perch from which to study our customs, habits, accents.”
Yes, those are actual words written in the magazine – the cover story.
I don’t know about you, but I often spend my waking hours studying the “customs, habits and accents” of Americans. (I started my morning by rolling out of bed and thinking, ‘Is this how an American would do it?’)
I often view myself as a “throwback” person, and can’t wait for the next 50 years where we will finally catch up to our ‘big brother’ America.
And I most definitely would say that I “live and die with the plot turns of soap operas”.
The article – titled ‘Welcome to the Summer of Margot Robbie’- takes a deep dive into her trajectory to Hollywood super stardom, and offers a horrifically patronising view about how a girl who grew up “the sleepiest part of a sleepy city at the bottom of the world” could become the mega-star who is about to star in one of the most highly anticipated films of the year, Suicide Squad.
— VANITY FAIR (@VanityFair) July 6, 2016