Not long ago, I stumbled upon a made-for-TV adaptation of John Knowles’ A Separate Peace, which had cast two muscular, square-jawed, amazingly handsome actors in both of the lead roles. It sort of made sense for Finny, since in the book he was described as athletic, charismatic and handsome, though not necessarily just-stepped-out-of-a-Calvin-Klein-photo-shoot handsome. But it made NO sense at all for Gene, since the entire point of the story is that Gene’s an ugly duckling. Both of them were terrible actors, too!
On the other hand, some people have complained that the Immortan’s wives in Mad Max: Fury Road were way too sexy and gorgeous to exist in a hellish post-apocalyptic wasteland, but it makes sense to me that the Immortan would have selected the most perfect and beautiful “specimens” as his sex slaves. I made sure to watch those scenes several times just to be sure.