Skin findings of 21st‐century movie characters

Skin findings of 21st‐century movie characters Dear EditorIn a recent article ‘Dermatologic Features of Classic Movie Villains’, the authors found that dermatological findings, such as alopecia and scars, are associated with villainous characters in movies. Their work suggested that dermatological diseases are used as convenient cues to imply the internal moral degeneracy of movie villains. There is a concern that such depiction of dermatological diseases in movies may facilitate the prejudice against dermatological diseases. However, the study is based on the ‘AFI's top 100 movie heroes and villains of all time’ list, which contains only one movie released in the 21st century. In fact, all 20 movies analysed in the article were released in the 20th century. Therefore, their work may not reflect recent trends in the film industry.Among recent popular films, there are a number of movie heroes with distinct dermatological findings. A prime example is Professor X from the X‐men series, a mentor and leader of the team of heroes. Professor X displays total alopecia in most instalments of the franchise. Other examples include V from V for Vendetta and Deadpool from the movie Deadpool. Both heroes display extensive burns on their bodies.These instances led us to question whether dermatological findings are still http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology & Venereology Wiley

Skin findings of 21st‐century movie characters

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Wiley Subscription Services, Inc., A Wiley Company
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Copyright © 2018 European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology
ISSN
0926-9959
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1468-3083
D.O.I.
10.1111/jdv.14564
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Dear EditorIn a recent article ‘Dermatologic Features of Classic Movie Villains’, the authors found that dermatological findings, such as alopecia and scars, are associated with villainous characters in movies. Their work suggested that dermatological diseases are used as convenient cues to imply the internal moral degeneracy of movie villains. There is a concern that such depiction of dermatological diseases in movies may facilitate the prejudice against dermatological diseases. However, the study is based on the ‘AFI's top 100 movie heroes and villains of all time’ list, which contains only one movie released in the 21st century. In fact, all 20 movies analysed in the article were released in the 20th century. Therefore, their work may not reflect recent trends in the film industry.Among recent popular films, there are a number of movie heroes with distinct dermatological findings. A prime example is Professor X from the X‐men series, a mentor and leader of the team of heroes. Professor X displays total alopecia in most instalments of the franchise. Other examples include V from V for Vendetta and Deadpool from the movie Deadpool. Both heroes display extensive burns on their bodies.These instances led us to question whether dermatological findings are still

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Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology & VenereologyWiley

Published: Jan 1, 2018

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