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Amanda Peet’s candid essay on plastic surgery and Hollywood: “Everyone’s looking at me like, Let go, you bullheaded old hag!” – Salon.com

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The “Togetherness” star pens a moving meditation on mortality, aging “gracefully” and being squeezed out of films

Lenny, the newsletter created by Lena Dunham and her “Girls” showrunner Jenni Konner, has quickly become an essential publication for women’s writing, equally adroit at lifting up exciting emerging voices and providing a platform for celebrities who actually have something interesting to say, like Jennifer Lawrence’s shots-fired essay on Hollywood’s gender pay gap to Julianne Moore on getting the call to work for gun control after Sandy Hook. In today’s Lenny Letter, actress Amanda Peet, most recently the star of HBO’s now-canceled dramedy “Togetherness,” writes candidly about how she handles the pressure from Hollywood to look as young as possible without opting for surgery, Botox or fillers.

Read the full story here: Amanda Peet’s candid essay on plastic surgery and Hollywood: “Everyone’s looking at me like, Let go, you bullheaded old hag!” – Salon.com

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