I was reading something about how women in hollywood often don’t last as long as the men due to the effects of aging.
Thinking on this I had a realization, that youth is feminizing and age is masculinizing, Some young boys you can be easily confused for girls if either the clothes or hair cut doesn’t give it away.
Often young women are attracted to older men I believe because the guys their age are not masculine enough.
At the other end, old women will often have a deep voice and a moustache they have to shave off, while old men look tougher and more masculine with the ravages of age, scars and wrinkles. These do not support feminine appearance so well.
Maybe this does not entirely explain the claimed difference in longevity of careers of actors, models and other celebrities.
But I think the observation is interesting.
Now I was thinking of mentioning another pointless observation, that french people aren’t meant to be able to say H properly, which is why the stereotypical snooty French laugh is without a H sound, although spelling examples of this laugh seem to include an h, oh-hoh-hoh-hoh-hoh-hoh.
At any rate I came across this youtube video of some french laughing young teens and my thought was much like the top comment from ‘indeego’.
Which kinda makes my point, youth is feminizing.
I bet if you see him at 40-50-60, he will not be so easy to confuse with a female.
Of course if an actress was never popular because of her feminine beauty , but because of her acting ability and character, then this would not be an issue.
This could explain the continued popularity of Dame Judy Dench.
Maybe this was all obvious, but it wasn’t to me before I had these insights.