Beauty is an Impediment: Julia Pastrana and the Modern-Day Politics of…

While critics were debating if Lena Dunham gets too naked too often; or if Melissa McCarthy is too fat to be a movie star Julia Pastrana’s mummified remains were being collected from an Oslo medical facility and sent home to Mexico to be laid to rest. In her death, as in life, the subject of Ms. Pastrana's looks… » 7/05/13 3:45pm 7/05/13 3:45pm