Okay, yes, you’ve probably been oversupplied with glossy Tron ads for months. If the minds of GQ have done their jobs right, they’ve successfully sexed up Olivia Wilde and convinced teenage boys (born a decade later than the eighties) that TRON: Legacy, IMAXed and in 3-D with popcorn and a bucket of soda, is the next place their entire allowance should go.
So yes, of course, all this sleek imagery has been plastered throughout urban landscapes pretty much since Comic-Con. You’ve probably seen this pic, or versions of this pic, a thousand times. I’m not even an Olivia Wilde fan (Are we really supposed to believe her last name is Wilde? What’s so wrong with being a Cockburn?), but I’m asking you to look at this picture. Specifically, look at the blackness surrounding her face.
You must perceive it from multiple angles:
The angles, they call to me. The super subtle asymmetry in the bangs and flow of the bob is expertly executed. So perfect throughout! Industrial, but not too cold. There’s a boldness that comes through even though it’s nothing but a silhouette.
Hair department head Anji Bemben told Elle, “‘Because it’s minimal and modern with no sunlight, I wanted the hair to be without color, movement, and texture,’ she says of her decision to make all inhabitants of the Grid have stay-put black or white styles.”
It’s so much more interesting than Wilde’s usual flowing, but boring locks. I know starlets are starlets and they have to hold on dearly to their starlet status, but those rolling waves of princess mane are so predictable! Every other starlet has it, and for some reason, on Wilde, it makes her look super daytime drama. Not versatile actress. Emma Watson. Carey Mulligan. Olivia Wilde, cut your damn hair. You look so much better this way.
I like it. Bill said, “That is so Mayka hair.” Yes, yes it is. Will it be my next cut? Maybe. (Considering how I just botched up my own bangs during a recent trim and already have an asymmetric bob, I’m pretty much there right now.)