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FIGHT THE STIGMA!

FIGHT THE STIGMA!
Rosemary Reeves, Blogger, standing on Philadelphia Skyline

Jul 12, 2010

Who is the hottest financially challenged guy in the movies?

Who says that poor guys can't be hot? Sidney Poitier put a beautiful face on poverty in A Raisin in the Sun. Tom Cruise was sizzling as an illiterate Irish farm boy in the film, Far and Away. What woman wouldn't overlook his empty wallet for his charms? Leonardo DiCaprio swept a rich girl off her feet in Titanic. Of course, on the ship all the fun was in steerage with us low-income types. We sure know how to party! Eminem was irresistibly troubled in 8 Mile with his combination of macho toughness and tender vulnerability as a poor white boy rapper.

What are your thoughts regarding Hollywood's portrayal of poor and working-class people? Do they really possess smoldering sexuality? Are more affluent people bored with their lives and dying to go slumming? What would you rather have, a wealthy mate or a gorgeous one? Click on the comment link below this article to post your comment.

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