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The zombies might attack, the end of the world may be nigh but make sure you keep those pits shaved!

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MothershipG Tue 16-Dec-14 09:46:06

Amusing article on Buzzfeed showing how nothing can stand in the way of personal grooming.

12 Female Characters Who Keep Shaving Despite Constant Peril

Of course this is a light-hearted piece, no one is suggesting that any of these programs and films were supposed to be realistic but armpit hair is obviously thought of, like toilet arrangements, as just too grim to be shown.

I shall be paying close attention to armpits in future dystopian viewing. grin

Stealthpolarbear Tue 16-Dec-14 09:52:16

Love it!

BuffyWithChristmasEarings Tue 16-Dec-14 09:57:09

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scallopsrgreat Tue 16-Dec-14 13:18:38

That's very funny! Thank you.

I love that line too Buffy!

Namechangeyetagaintohide Tue 16-Dec-14 14:08:18

I've been thinking similar about walking dead et al. So many wel groomed women in it.

So many men with perfect stubble (although Rick now has quite the beard).
Amazing they all have the time when running from zombies.

I also think they must all stink like hell. And since they wear the same clothes all the time - can you imagine the state of their underwear ?

MothershipG Tue 16-Dec-14 15:58:48

I know what you mean Name, and no flushing toilets in a post-apocolyptic, zombie infested world, presumably? Stinky as hell!

I actually saw the link on a Guardian article about dying armpit hair here.

YonicSleighdriver Tue 16-Dec-14 16:53:28

To speak up momentarily in defence of the film industry - continuity would be a pain if you had to get armpit hair length right each scene..

OmnipotentQueenOfTheUniverse Tue 16-Dec-14 21:27:24

lol brilliant

am loving the green pit hair there ^ that looks fab

OmnipotentQueenOfTheUniverse Tue 16-Dec-14 21:28:01

although you;d get constantly hassled by random men asking you about your pubes everywhere you went wouldn't you angry

TeiTetua Wed 17-Dec-14 00:48:54

I remember a review of one the "Clan of the Cave Bear" films where the writer said something like "Life was primitive back then, but razors to shave a woman's legs had evidently been invented already".

TheCowThatLaughs Wed 17-Dec-14 02:40:02

Surely if the hair was allowed to grow to its full luxurious length it would be ok, Yonic?
I don know cos I've never let mine grow

YonicSleighdriver Wed 17-Dec-14 06:30:07

TheCow, filming doesn't happen in sequence. So if the character was hair free at the start and had a month's growth at the end, a scene one day in could be filmed in the morning and three weeks in in the afternoon (if the same location or secondary character was required just for those scenes, say)

MothershipG Wed 17-Dec-14 06:43:48

But Yonic they have to manage men's facial hair so I'm sure they could put together little armpit wigs grin.

Realistically, I'm sure continuity issues aren't what's stopping realistic body hair appearing on our screens.

YonicSleighdriver Wed 17-Dec-14 07:16:12

Yeah, I agree!

Films tend to be pretty bad about men's facial hair too - no morning stubble after a torrid night fighting baddies and bedding the co star!

33goingon64 Wed 17-Dec-14 07:19:58

Even as a kid when I saw a trailer for Return to the Blue Lagoon I spotted the actor's smooth legs and pits and couldn't fathom what type of shell tool the character was meant to have fashioned to keep hair-free.

TheCowThatLaughs Wed 17-Dec-14 09:08:49

Yonic, I understand that, but if everyone had armpit hair that was at its maximum length and never cut or shaved, surely it would always be the same length? Obviously it may become dis-arrayed or need fluffing up a bit from time to time!!

YonicSleighdriver Wed 17-Dec-14 12:11:38

True, but not reflective of pre-apocalyptic society fwink

TheCowThatLaughs Wed 17-Dec-14 12:28:47

Ah yes I see what you mean. Tricky!

PoinsettiaGordino Wed 17-Dec-14 14:41:28

that will be the business idea that will make my fortune. armpit wigs. it's just cashing in on the patriarchy really

Bair Mon 22-Dec-14 22:23:07

I remember when I was small watching a documentary about a program. There were women kept in a concentration/prisoner camp of some sort and the actors were asked if their husbands/partners would mind if they grew their underarm hair for realism. I remember one of the actresses commenting on how they were making a program about these amazing women and stuff what their husbands thought, they made the decision.

Stayed with me. I was very small when I saw it. Interested to know the name if anyone remembers.

PuffinsAreFictitious Mon 22-Dec-14 23:20:13


EBearhug Mon 22-Dec-14 23:31:56

I have to start dyeing my pits? Isn't washing them enough?

Bair Tue 23-Dec-14 08:13:41

That's it Puffins. I may have to give it a watch.

Thank you.

Aqui1a Tue 23-Dec-14 18:10:24

haha Why don't they just let their hair grow, like the men do with those huge bushy beards they have... OH WAIT.


YonicSleighdriver Tue 23-Dec-14 18:15:57

Hello new poster. Sandwich?

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