The actress best known for having two heads in American Horror Story and failing to put O.J. in prison in American Crime Story shed her characters (and her clothes) for the recent photoshoot.
It's rare to see a 41-year-old woman celebrated in a magazine, let alone one without clothes on. The accomplished actress was included in the spread alongside middle-aged hunks Damien Lewis, Live Schreiber, and Hugh Dancy. With men being photographed in bed well into their forties, it’s rare to see a woman who has her sh*t together be photographed through the "desirable" lens. W Magazine is breaching this double standard with Paulson’s double Ds.
Carrie Fisher clapped back at this craziness when she was shamed for letting time pass and no longer looking the same as she did in a gold bikini. W and Paulson are saying "screw it" to aging trolls by representing how beautiful age can be.
Nothing tells of the irrelevance of age when it comes to desire like Paulson's off-screen relationship. In addition to reliving the dream of the 90s with O.J., she publicly confirmed her relationship with fellow actress Holland Taylor who, at 73, is a full 32 years older than her. The couples’ social media accounts are full of PDA, the type of May-December, same-sex romance seldom seen on screen.
Women, like all living things, age with time, and W and Paulson DGAF. Neither should we.