Is a fashion model allowed not to be a bimbo? [updated]

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3 comments posted
First Amendment

Stories like this make me realize how precious the First Amendment is.

Matsu's picture
Posted by Matsu on 2 February 2006 - 11:41am
Get/start/join a union

Get a union. A models' union. Then they won't be able to push you around. (Hollywood tried dictating their stars' lives, back in the days of the "studio system", and it had to be fought against by the Screen Actors' Guild etc.)

(But you'll have to do that in secret to start with, or you'll be sacked before it gets off the ground. Hey though - in Europe (France), aren't the employment laws good enough to be able to sue for unfair dismissal??

Or: Taking a case like that to the European Court of Human Rights... that'd put something up the companies' asses!!)

Liz's picture
Posted by Liz (not verified) on 3 February 2006 - 9:00pm
model's union

hi liz,

many models in the usa have tried to create a model's union. the problem is that most models are not at all willing to risk their necks for others or to stand together.

a friend of mine, carolyne troadec, sued all the agencies that she was with because according to law in new york, agencies are only supposed to take 10%, but they take 20% anyway.

did anyone stand with her? very few. because after that they could not work anymore in the industry.

anina.net's picture
Posted by anina.net (not verified) on 29 May 2006 - 9:33am