In the old days, men were men without 6 pack abs. Tarzan, James Bond, Spartacus looked like strong men – without 6 packs and perhaps a bit of flab.
But nowadays, heroes of the screen, are the new male Barbie Dolls. They must be honed, toned, flab-less, unreal. I wonder if young men feel ashamed of their natural bodies because they don’t look like the new heroes?
But 6 pack abs are now essential. In the making of the new series we have here recently started on the BBC, all the extras on the movie set were fitted with plastic abs.