A new documentary, ‘Take My Nose…Please,’ explores why looks matter, the ethics of altering one’s appearance and whether a new nose is worth it
By Brenda Cronin
In a new documentary, actor and comic Jackie Hoffman asks a plastic surgeon about tweaking her “bulbous…Jimmy Durante” nose and “Fred Flintstone mask” of a face.
For most women, coming to terms with their looks—while staving off time and gravity—is a private preoccupation. But the documentary “Take My Nose…Please!” punctures that taboo by asking women to publicly discuss plastic surgery. Female comedians were the only performers whom the director and producer, Joan Kron, could persuade to speak on camera about facelifts, nose jobs and other procedures such as Botox to freeze frown lines and fillers to soften wrinkles.
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