Open Post: Hosted By Kate Winslet’s Confusing Hair On The Poster For The 25th Anniversary Re-Release Of “Titanic”
SPOILER ALERT: Titanic from Titanic sinks, and Leonardo DiCaprio’s character, Jack Dawson, dies at the end. And for 25 years (holy shit), people have been going back and forth about if Jack would’ve lived if only Kate Winslet’s Rose DeWitt Bukater were more generous with a portion of her broken-off door flotation device. James Cameron even tried to put the whole “Jack could’ve survived if Rose wasn’t a selfish betch” thing to rest by conducting a scientific study. But we can put that debate to rest for a little while as the anniversary theater re-release approaches because a new controversy just came into play, and the internet wants to know what in the RuPaul’s Drag Race’s Silky Nutmeg Ganache’s “Barbie Girl” lip sync wig was the graphic designer who created this poster thinking?!
A remastered version of the classic film you might’ve first seen on an awkward junior high date will hit theaters in 4K 3D just in time for Valentine’s Day on February 10, and a new poster came along with it. Coincidentally, it looks like it was made by an awkward junior high-aged InDesign enthusiast whose dad has the hook-up at Paramount. Here’s the whole two-hair mess poster:
And yeah, yeah, I know–it’s an attempt to show the dichotomy of Rose’s buttoned-up, affluent side vs. how Jack showed her how to loosen up that corset and steamily hump in back seats. But the hair looks like it was taken from two heads that weren’t facing the same direction, and I also can’t figure out Rose’s arm/back-titty situation. What am I even looking at here? via HuffPo:
While many assumed the poster to be a failed example of photo editing, others suggested it was a deliberate choice to relay Rose’s character arc over the course of the movie.
“It represents the duality of her having to portray her societal role and the life she wishes to have, free, with Jack,” one person tweeted.
Another added: “It’s to show the two sides of her in the movie. From boarding as an upper class wealthy passenger to then how things change when she meets Jack and the new kind of life he introduces her to.”
The poster got an icy reception on Twitter:
— Juliana Sky (@Xuliana008) January 11, 2023
— Paul Sebas (@PaulSebasRiddle) January 11, 2023
a perm? on the titanic? isn't the first cardinal rule of perm maintenance that you're forbidden to wet your hair for at least 24 hours after getting a perm
— 𝔧𝔬𝔰𝔥𝔲𝔞 🔮 (@joshcharles_21) January 10, 2023
Paramount hasn’t commented on if they’re going to fix this amateur-looking travesty, but It’s been
84 109 years since Rose lost both her chunky necklace and her hot, pauper piece and she deserves better. And don’t you even dare think about touching My Heart Will Go On!