The movie Black Swan was disturbing, but I have decided it is most disturbing for being an allegory/cautionary tale for what it's like Being a Lady. Because basically, you have to be technically perfect, unassailably flawless, but you have to make that look completely effortless and totally sexy and wholly natural like you HAVEN'T been suffering and in pain and working your ass off and toiling and sweating and bleeding and denying yourself food and comfortable footwear for years and years and years to nail this performance, and you need to nail it before people judging you whom you are supposed to make want to fuck you if they are dudes and hate you if they are other ladies, and in the back of your mind you're fully aware that no matter your efforts and dedication someday you will get too old and be considered un-fuckable and thus valueless and tossed aside, but, you know, DON'T LOOK AT THE SEAMS OF THIS CONSTRUCTION, I just whipped this perfection out of my back pocket, this is TOTALLY ORGANIC AND LIKE SPIRITUAL, NO PAIN HERE, LOOK HOW SEXY AND EASY MY PERFECTION IS . . .
. . . and then it's not really surprising if the ladies go a little mad.