A critical review of Michelle’s latest short film

Rouge In Love by ricebunbun

Given the beautiful, dreamy colouring of the shots, the amazing scenery/location which Paris provides, the nice music, the good looking guy and outfits {even if her heels are always ‘too much’ and if you did take a stroll all over town with those on, you’d most likely sprain your ankle}, this short movie could have been enjoyable. Since I’m feeling generous, I’d even count the obvious ‘kind souls help strangers in danger’ message as a pro, not to mention the lovely improvement that was not being subjected to hearing her cheesy voice overs.

What unfortunately overshadows all of this is how predictable, boring, uninspiring the story line is. I hate how she conveys always the same message - girls are all just secretly waiting for their prince charming to sweep them off their feet and take them away to live their perfect happily ever after. Of course, the guy has to be famous/rich too in order to properly fit into this scenario {the guy from her first movie clearly was a trust fund baby and this Dominique one is obviously somewhat of a teen idol, chased by fans and having access to TVs} and the girl is always doing nothing meaningful with her life on her own, since she’s ready to drop everything in order to just follow him. I’m not trying to diminish the importance of love, but the fact she seems to imply that it’s the ONE thing you have to wait/hope for and revolve around rubs me the wrong way. 

It’s just a guess, of course, but her being so obsessed with such fantasies denotes how much she wishes her life really was like this, with hot guys falling in love with her without even knowing her- she uses these ‘movies’ as a source of narcissistic supply, imho- meaning she makes them for no one other than herself, thus explaining the lack of a good/varied message in all of them. 

The practical oxymorons in this have already been pointed out by a lot of other users, but for the sake of redundancy:

1} You don’t try and force a drunk/high stranger on the verge of passing out to have a date with you, you seek medical help. This just goes to show how even her altruistic gesture is in reality self centered, especially considering how she just abandoned him there when he proved to be not a company good enough for her.

2} The famous star you treated in such a manner would most likely not be looking everywhere for you, considering the fact you did not even spend any quality time together. Of course, the drunk, blurred half memory of Michelle’s charming face and the lipstick trace are enough to lure him in, though, aren’t they? 

3} He wouldn’t know it was really her he was chasing after. It could be that his hobby is to run though- away from fans, after random strangers who could be the random stranger who tried to date his drunk self and then left him…

4} You don’t drop everything off to go away with the drunk guy you semi-helped, semi-used the day before, knowing nothing about him. Not only such an attraction is shallowly appearance based, it is also -and mostly- dangerous. The one time you saw him he was bumping into people and fainted because of the use of some substance, now he appears out of thin air right in front of you- I would be thinking this guy is a dangerous stalker rather than the love of my life, but that could be me being cynical.

- sugarandspice

Michelle Phan and Animal Testing

This article is not designed as an argument for or against animal testing.  Instead, it is an article exploring Michelle’s claims that the companies she works/worked for do not test on animals. 

Michelle Phan has been claiming for a long time now that the company she works for, Lancome, does not test on animals.

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