1 thought on “Pirates of the Caribbean: the Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) short review

  1. There’s actually a really good idea why Keira’s character was complaining about her corset.

    Elizabeth has lived her entire life in Port Royal, where fashion trends of the time probably take several months to arrive from places like London and Paris, if not years, and has probaby been wearing softer stays where the emphasis was less on shrinking her waist and more on lifting her bust (like a modern camisole with a built in bra), like the one Emma Watson wears in Beauty and The Beast 2017.

    The corset her father buys her was likely intended to be worn by a woman whose body had been corset-trained since age twelve or so, and who would not feel too squeezed by it at all. Elizabeth, on the other hand, hasn’t experienced that, so the amount of constriction probably would feel shockingly painful to her and alter her breathing to the point of her later collapse.

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