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04:04:11 PM Jun 6th 2017
Regarding Alicia Vikander in the Tomb Raider reboot, most of the remarks I've seen about her physique have been about her entire figure, not just her boobs, and that she's simply not athletic enough. While she may not match the "classic" depiction from the games, I think it's a bit disingenuous to ignore the more significant complaint.
06:34:16 PM Apr 29th 2015
"Realistic" isn't a good adjective for smaller bust size. Since slim women in real life can have a GGG bra size, as relatively rare as it may be, it's still realistic. I notice the article is locked, but if I could edit it I'd replace the two instances of "realistic" here.

I'd also change Witchblade being said to "suffer" from the most common superpower. In a nutshell, just would pick words that make busty women come across as just as normal and in as positive a light as less busty women.
07:11:22 PM Apr 29th 2015
Just because something can conceivably happen doesn't mean it's not unrealistic.
11:09:28 PM Oct 19th 2014
In A Chorus Line, Val specifically says in the monologue that precedes the song that she was "flat as a pancake," so the fact that she's largely indistinguishable from the others is probably exactly what she was going for. Casting directors don't want one girl in the chorus who's having trouble filling out her costume, but they don't want one girl in the chorus who's having trouble fitting into her costume either... Gag Boobs would work against her.
11:31:47 PM Aug 11th 2014
Need to change "Jennifer Carpenter" to "Jennifer Carpenter". I've already changed the other wicks to Main.
11:43:58 PM Aug 11th 2014
You can ask here.
09:56:16 PM Aug 11th 2014
A semantic quibble; If Pamela Anderson, in the movie adaption of Barb Wire, had a larger bustline than her comic book counterpart, wouldn't that be an inversion, rather than an aversion? I would imagine an aversion being that they both had the same size bust.
11:13:58 PM Aug 11th 2014
Seems like, after re-checking on Playing With Wiki. I'll see to file an edit request.
04:58:09 AM Jun 4th 2014
And then there was the Z-movie "Vampirella", where not only Talisa Soto couldn't live up the fanboys desires, but they had a much more annoying case of Real Life: the costume always fell off and they had to redesign it...(Rumor say all Vampirella cosplayers on comic cons use duct tape.)
11:20:25 AM Jan 2nd 2014
For film I was going to suggest Gal Gadot (the very skinny girl from Fast and Furious, [[spoilers: dies]] in number 6, has recently been announced to play Wonder Woman. While she does plan to do weight lifting to gain more body mass, it's not going to make her any bustier.
09:23:55 AM Apr 14th 2017
Second putting Gal Gadot. In fact, I'll open another entry.
10:53:39 AM Dec 8th 2013
Since I can't edit the page, how about, in the Film section, nesting Jessica Alba's Fantastic Four example together with the Sin City example? We're talking about the same actress, after all.
01:52:50 AM Oct 9th 2012
Kristen Dunst, in fact, has large breasts for a woman. She is a 34-c. Including her in big bra to fill seems absurd.
03:07:20 AM Oct 9th 2012
edited by nemui10pm
This trope is about the relative breast size of women in live action medium in contrast to their animated or graphic counterparts. I'm not familiar with Spiderman, so I don't know if this is true, but if Kirsten Durst has noticeably small breasts when compared to Mary Jane then this trope applies, regardless of her actual breast size.
07:24:08 AM Mar 1st 2013
edited by Larkmarn
I'm inclined to agree with imadethisup. MJ's size in comics was never that huge a deal (yes, she was always considered stupendously hot but breasts were rarely mentioned specifically) since she just... was a comic book character, and Kirsten Dunst honestly struck me a bigger than a 34-C. It's honestly one of the best fits in terms of size short of comically inflated implants.

... at the very least someone should fix the link in the example.

EDIT: Aaaaaaaaaaand now I see this is half a year old.
02:31:36 PM Jul 26th 2012
I would like to request an edit to Webcomics.

Occurs in-universe in Spinnerette when said character and Mecha Maid question who would play busty super-villain Greta Gravity if a superhero movie about her life was made. Spinnerette even brings up the idea of making CG boobs.

I would like to replace the old link with and have the text link read, Spinnerette even brings up the idea of making CG boobs.
11:49:45 PM Jul 26th 2012
This thread is where to go for edits to locked pages.
07:07:44 PM Jul 13th 2012
edited by Ronfar
I'd like to propose an edit to the page:

05:44:51 AM Jul 15th 2012
04:35:49 PM Jul 12th 2012
edited by SuiCaedere
I might be curious but could the Distaff Counterpart of this be Big Abs to Fill?
10:10:50 AM Dec 7th 2010
I think this trope is pointless. Of course normal actresses aren't going to have breasts the size of comic book superheroines'. Do we have a trope about Elijah Wood not being short enough to play a hobbit or Orlando Bloom not having pointy enough ears to play an elf? Or for that matter, do we have one about any of the actors who played Batman not being anywhere near as muscular as Batman is commonly portrayed?

This wiki is way too breast-obsessed. It's disheartening.
11:12:55 AM Dec 10th 2010
Brianne, you have a valid point. But maybe having this page as a "magnet" to pull all the obsession to one page (which can then be ignored) is an acceptable workaround.

See also
07:30:28 AM Dec 12th 2010
I completely disagree. It may not be emphasized in the main entry, and it's certainly not the main point of the page, but part of the problem here is that big-breasted women are actually discriminated against for it in Hollywood. How many actresses, and especially prominent ones, are actually busty? And since that's a fairly subjective term, let's say D-cup or above. Sofia Vergara is one of the few examples that comes to mind, along with Salma Hayek, depending on how much fat she has on her body for the movie. Christina Hendricks has a figure that's unheard-of for even the major supporting role she has in Mad Men. And look at all the flack she gets about it from the media.
11:33:59 PM Jan 22nd 2012
I know it's been a year, but why exactly did you link to that XKCD strip? It seems entirely irrelevant, unless you're trying to make some odd point about me having a female username.
01:19:10 PM Feb 7th 2012
Of COURSE the wiki's going to be breast-obsessed, it's mostly edited by men! You want less breast-obsessed, go to Wikipedia.
03:08:41 PM Feb 7th 2012
It is also hair-obsessed, eye-obsessed, and even hand-obsessed. Surprisingly, there is relatively little on butts.
02:15:21 PM Feb 14th 2012
Wow TARDISES, that's a great attitude for creating a welcoming environment for a variety of editors.
11:16:23 PM Apr 20th 2012
edited by FaiMommy
Martello, I don't understand your argument at all. Because there are so few actresses who are very thin with large breasts, you assume the reason for this is that actresses with such figures are discriminated against? Wouldn't it be more logical to consider the possibility that actresses with such bodies aren't that common?

And of course Christina Hendricks gets shit from the media about her body. The media loves criticizing women's bodies, and because Hendricks's breasts are the physical trait most people find most noticeable about her, that's the trait the media chooses to criticize.

Can anyone provide a citation for this alleged discrimination?
08:14:32 AM Sep 18th 2010
I like the cosplayers example - but how far can we go with this? Would it be wrong or an invasion of privacy to list specific cosplayers that post their work publicly on, say, deviantArt? I've seen two specifically that are fantastic inversions of this trope.
01:52:00 PM Sep 18th 2010
If you ask their permission I'm sure they'll oblige.
07:01:59 PM Aug 16th 2010
edited by LoserTakesAll
Removed Batgirl from the Batman & Robin example, because between Alicia Silverstone's molded costume and the fact that Batgirl is one of the few superheroines who isn't generally drawn buxom as a default (every superheroine is sometimes drawn busty, sometimes drawn realistically, and sometimes drawn looking like a preteen, depending on a given artist's style; but most artists who are capable of drawing a variety of female body types will make Batgirl (in pretty much all of her incarnations) look more like a gymnast than a centerfold) the movie version may have actually been slightly more buxom than the many of her comic book depictions.

Uma Thurman as Poison Ivy was actually padded to a close approximation of many comic book depictions of the vilainess, but, frankly, depictions of Poison Ivy are all over the map in the comics (she rarely even has the same outfit or skin color) so I left that one alone - she can be pretty buxom in the comics sometimes.

It's a judgement call, but I figured removing Batgirl but leaving Poison Ivy was better than throwing putting in an "Actually..." edit on the main page. I just don't want to see the Trope examples turn into "Here's a list of every female comic book character to ever appear on film."
05:22:56 PM Sep 29th 2010
I have a question that I think is related: what do we do with examples where a cmight not be as busty as people thing she is? or didn't used to be? (EG Original Mary Jane was not nearly as "ridiulous super model" as she is now, and Rouge was originally pretty dang flat, comic book-wise.) Should be note that in the tropes, or take those out? Its not realyl an aversion...maybe its a justification, since there was a version that fit the actress better? (Especially with the Rogue example.) —Susano-wo
01:57:56 PM May 9th 2010
I would say that while the current picture is leagues better than the first one (the first one was just ugly looking, bad angles and poorly done fan art) but it is still not a very good demonstration of the trope. Comic Books can emphasize aspects of a character far easier than it is to replicate in real life. In the movie to comic comparison I'm not seeing that big of a difference if the live action costume was able to hug her body in the same way as the comic (enough to show her ab muscle tone through fabric!).
07:06:40 AM May 6th 2010
Adding "Not that anyone's complaining" to every single example: Funny or sad?
02:53:42 PM May 6th 2010
Increasingly sad. I think I'll go through deletin all of them soon. It's becoming annoying when someone simply posts and example of this trope and then someone replies with either "WTF she has teh biggest b0obs eva" or "Not that anyone's complaining! Amirite?"
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