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Will actresses wearing black to the Golden Globes actually change anything? 

Jessica Chastain wears a lace-panelled black dress at the Palm Springs International Film Festival earlier this week.  Credit: Jordan Strauss

Am I alone in thinking that Eva Longoria may turn out to be the worst spokesperson for any cause since Naomi Campbell promised PETA she’d rather go naked than wear fur and proceeded to drape herself in mink and sable ever after?

 “For years," Longoria intoned solemnly last week, “we’ve sold these awards shows as women, with our gowns and colors and our beautiful faces and our glamour. This time the industry can’t expect us to go up and twirl around."

Brace yourselves then, tricoteuses, because on Sunday night, a less-twinkly-than-usual constellation of the world’s most successful actresses will appear on the red carpet at the Golden Globes for your appraisal and opprobrium.

Jessica and co have indicated that they will all be dressed head-to-toe in black – not because of some catastrophic, internationally-scaled wardrobe malfunction, but as an orchestrated demonstration against sexism in Hollywood....

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