Melissa McCarthy is one of the women covering Elle's Women in Hollywood issue, and she looks absolutely gorgeous and glamorous. Go Fug Yourself takes issue with the fact that she's "buried in a coat," which is a valid complaint — but, at the very least, it's good to see that she hasn't been photoshopped bizarrely.

In the magazine, McCarthy discusses the way in which the expectation that women always appear perfect and composed and dignified in film roles hinders comedy: "A lot of times, women have had all their tools taken away. ... It's like you're never inappropriate, you have the greatest job, you look great, your hair is amazing, and now go be funny. And it's like, with what? You have to fall down for us to want to watch you get back up. And it's like they never let you watch women fall down."

The other women covering this issue are Reese Witherspoon, Shailene Woodley, Penelope Cruz, Marion Cotillard, and Naomie Harris.

[Elle, via Refinery29]