Nothing will grab a potential moviegoer’s attention quite like a scandalous outfit on one of the main characters. From the golden age of cinema right through to Hollywood’s current slate of record-breaking films, scandalous, ridiculous, salacious, idiotic, and befuddling costume choices are everywhere. Here are some of the worst offenders.
MARGOT ROBBIE, ‘SUICIDE SQUAD’
Director David Ayer used several examples from DC source material to back up his argument that the costume fit with the “iconography” and Robbie herself said that she believed the character picked those pants because Harley would like them because they’re sparkly and dangerous. Robbie is a talented enough actress that she probably could have made Harley work as a character even if they’d given her some actual clothes to wear.
BRYCE DALLAS HOWARD, ‘JURASSIC WORLD’
Bryce Dallas Howard is a go-go working lady who has yet to experience the unbridled joy of popping out some spawn. That point is clear. Even when the script tries to address how poorly dressed she is, the actress just rolls up her sleeves as if to say, “see? Arms exposed, ready to run from dinosaurs.”
RYAN REYNOLDS, ‘GREEN LANTERN’
There was a big part of this writer that desperately wanted to say positive things about the dc film … unfortunately, it’s not very good. Not even the filmmakers can defend the decision in hindsight. In the years since, the costume has been the butt of a million and one jokes, including from Reynolds himself when he was being set up to play super anti-hero, Deadpool.
KAREN GILLAN, ‘JUMANJI’
When Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle released a first look photo of the characters in the film, there was public outcry over Karen Gillan’s nonsensical jungle attire. Star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson promised that her wardrobe would “Make sense once you know the plot” and Gillan herself assured fans there was a valid reason for why she was dressed in a crop top and leather vest-turned-bustier. “The payoff is worth it, I promise!” she said.
MICKEY ROONEY, ‘BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S’
To be totally honest, it’s amazing that Breakfast at Tiffany’s can continue to endure in popularity considering how insanely offensive it’s portrayal of Mr. Yunioshi is. The super white Mickey Rooney is the most stereotypically attired (and portrayed) Asian character in recent history.
CARRIE FISHER, ‘RETURN OF THE JEDI’
Nerds across the world form a single, unified image when you say the words “metal bikini.” that’s due entirely to Carrie fisher’s very uncomfortable looking turn as Jabba the Hutt’s slave in Return of the Jedi. Several viewers proclaimed that putting Fisher into the bikini was totally an act of objectification, and those people are absolutely correct.