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By: Sean Redmond

In: Stardom and Celebrity: A Reader

Chapter 22: The Whiteness of Stars: Looking at Kate Winslet's Unruly White Body

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The Whiteness of Stars: Looking at Kate Winslet's Unruly White Body
The whiteness of stars: Looking at kate winslet's unruly white body
SeanRedmond
Introduction

I have a minor confession to make. I am not even sure that I like Kate Winslet or that I get much pleasure from watching the films in which she stars. When she appears on the front cover of glossy magazines, or talks about herself in confessional-style interviews, I recoil a little, put off by a range of identificatory and representational issues. Winslet seems so typically English; so typically middle-class; and so very white. In fact, she is dead boring to watch, read about and listen to. And yet I am also attracted to her, I can't help but invest a little of my ...

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