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Trippetta
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12:01:54 AM Jan 30th 2014
Many of these examples don't fit the trope. Elizabeth Bennett and Scarlet O'Hara, although not presented as extremely or conventionally beautiful are not meant to be seen as homely either.
blueranger
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04:25:34 AM Oct 11th 2013
The Psycho example is odd. Where is it actually said that Carolyn is considered plain? All she says to Marion is "he [Mr Cassidy] was flirting with you. He must have noticed my wedding ring". It veers more towards Informed Attractiveness on Marion's part if you ask me.
Trippetta
12:00:39 AM Jan 30th 2014
edited by 174.93.25.174
mistake-sorry.
MithrandirOlorin
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04:26:43 PM Feb 7th 2013
edited by 216.99.32.42
This trope seems to largely come down to someone being Bullied or Unpopular in school, when they look attractive to the Audience.

In Real Life I know people who where bullied in school but where very attractive, and from studying real life cases know of many others, and no I don't just mean my own personal preference, I mean people who could be Supermodels if they wanted to. One example I actually consider a Stacey Farber look a like.

To me it's a Hollywood invention that there must be a correlation between attractiveness and popularity in school. But there are any number of reasons someone could be bullied, in the case of the Farber look alike for her religion. Believe or not even today being non Christian can make you a social outcast, but also the other hand so can being a Christian if your more open then the average Christian about it.

Yes, the bullied person is more often then not accused of being ugly "WWE spoofed this when they had Lay Cool mock Mickie James claiming that the extremely fit Diva was fat and calling her Piggy James." this DOES happen in real life, which is why I feel it's outright offensive that either the WWE or the Troper who added this thinks it's a Joke, lots of very attractive women have committed suicide because of receiving this exact treatment.
blueranger
02:23:16 PM Nov 7th 2013
It was a spoof because that was Lay Cool and their whole raison d'etre. They called Beth Phoenix a man and said Kelly Kelly was "smelly Kelly". It was used to show Lay Cool as a pair of idiots and the announcers kept reinforcing that Mickie looked fine.
Stoogebie
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11:34:51 AM Jun 1st 2012
"She'll also be much thinner, since women of average build are considered to be lumbering oxen by most Hollywood producers even if they're as fit as an Olympian."

There just seemed to be a little dig in that statement. Yes, it's true that in media you wonder why a woman is considered "fat", but I would argue that anyone falling under this trope would usually overlap with Hollywood Pudgy, since that trope often plays on a women not having a perfect supermodel figure, and common standards of beauty tend to favor more petite builds. The page image would be Hollywood Pudgy too, since Ugly Betty's protagonist wore a fat suit for her role. But in any case, I think that sentence should be changed, because it almost comes off as bitter toward skinny people.
LightningUser
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10:50:11 PM May 4th 2012
Ringo Starr may be an example, but I don't know whether that counts. Some people may consider him to be ugly. However he looks very adorable, beautiful and attractive in my opinion. I am like Marge from the Simpsons episode "Brush with Greatness". Ringo doesn't get the same treatment as a Hollywood Homely. He usually dresses up nicely. He does have a big nose, which is more of a natural thing. He usually isn't scorned by appearence. The trope title implies that examples tend to be movie actors. Ringo has done some acting, but he is most famous as the drummer for the band, the Beatles. He does get a Hollywood Homely moment in the first Beatles movie, "A Hard Day's Night". The little old man said, "He [Ringo] can't help having a hideous great hooter [nose], and the poor little head trembling under the weight." Who knows. Maybe Ringo could be a real life example of Ugly Cute.
RTanker
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08:52:03 AM Feb 23rd 2012
Cut this example:
* If Katy Perry puts on glasses and one of those stupid wire braces retainer things nobody actually uses anymore as she does in the video of "Last Friday Night" that doesn't stop her from still looking like Katy frikkin' Perry!
Because it doesn't really fit. The video depicts her as an awkward teenager, yes, but does not suggest that she is unattractive. Just awkward, and being very good-looking doesn't stop you from feeling awkward as a teenager. It's just part of growing up. And the wire retainer, like so much of the video, was a deliberate homage to The Eighties.
AltoonaMan
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03:32:32 AM Sep 27th 2011
I've noticed and heard from many others that many Hollywood Homely women actually look a lot like some local homecoming queens and/or local beauty pageant winners (and I don't mean stereotypically ugly places, either). Could that be worked into the article or is it just natter?
RTanker
08:53:53 AM Feb 23rd 2012
Well, that's the point of the trope: entertainment in various media often casts very good-looking people in roles that are supposed to be ugly or unattractive. Without a specific example, I don't think you'd be adding much to the article as it is now, so I would say yes, it would be natter.
riddlerj
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09:04:53 AM Sep 21st 2011
edited by riddlerj
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MasamiPhoenix
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12:03:40 PM Mar 2nd 2011
I removed the following:

  • The Pussycat Dolls. If you think about it, the song Don't Cha is essentially pointing this trope to the listener. "Don't you wish your girlfriend was hot like me?/Don't you wish your girlfriend was raw like me?/Don't you wish your girlfriend was a freak like me?/Don't you?/Don't you?".

because I don't see what this has to do with anything. It is saying that the singer is hotter and sexier than the girl that "you" are with. There's no lines or anything that indicate that "your girlfriend" is actually attractive.
84.46.1.136
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11:53:29 AM Jan 16th 2011
Big Bang Theory, Bernadette hotter than Penny? I most people i know preffer Penny(Kaley Cuoco) over Bernadette(Melissa Rauch). Don't get me wronge, if not make up as Bernadette, Melissa is beautiful. Just not as beautiful as Kaley Cuoco.
Ju
01:54:37 PM Mar 12th 2011
Yes, that's your opinion. The point here isn't so much about her being more attractive; it's about her supposedly being "plain" when in reality she's actually very cute.
Sparkysharps
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04:52:40 PM Nov 12th 2010
Should there be anime examples here? I was under the impression that they were supposed to go under Generic Cuteness.
Gilgameshkun
05:10:19 AM Nov 13th 2010
In Generic Cuteness, there is only Gonk to counter it. If an anime has a more nuanced art style that allows multiple varieties of beauty, Hollywood Homely can apply.
74.101.160.211
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08:43:34 AM Sep 12th 2010
Marilyn Munster, anyone?
Seanette
10:41:08 AM Sep 12th 2010
I don't think she really fits this trope. Anyone outside her own family thinks she's anywhere from nice-looking on up the scale. Only her oddball family think of her as less than attractive (but love her anyway).
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