Vanity Fair’s Annual Hollywood Issue cover is upon us. The March 2011 cover shot by Norman Jean Roy, features some of the hottest names in movies right now. The mag proclaims: “Vanity Fair went back to the basics—no teenagers, no penguins, no (full-on) nudity, just the most exciting actors and actresses of the moment.”
But once again, it’s a pretty white bread deal. The four actors on the front cover are (left to right) Ryan Reynolds, Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway and James Franco.
The rest of ‘Hot Hollywood’ featured after the fold out are (left to right following Franco,) Jennifer Lawrence, Anthony Mackie, Olivia Wilde, Jesse Eisenberg, Mila Kunis, Robert Duvall, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Andrew Garfield, Rashida Jones, Garrett Hedlund and Noomi Rapace (see the larger/full photo under.)
This is mainstream Hollywood at it’s finest, which I guess is exactly what you buy VF for. The only two actors of color (Mackie and Jones) do not make the front and the only older actor (over 35) Duvall is hidden in the back like they were ashamed to include him.
Vanity Fair has come under fire for it’s white, white and more white focus in the past years, but what do you think? Is it the magazine’s fault or Hollywood in general for only casting white?
This issue goes on sale in New York and Los Angeles February 3rd and then nationally on February 8th.
Check out the full cover inside. (Read the article)