dorian gray is a blond

  • what she says: I'm fine
  • what she means: why is Dorian Gray never played by people with blond hair? why is Dorian always depicted as all pale and dark? oscar literally describes his hair as gold like two seconds after we meet him. directors apparently feel like they have to make Dorian look dark dangerous and brooding, but he's not supposed to look dark and dangerous and brooding. That's the whole point. No one ever suspects him because he looks like an innocent little cherub with golden curls and rosy cheeks. His physical appearance is described with terms that Western literary tradition, during the nineteenth century in particular, associated with goodness and godliness, and this is intentionally juxtaposed with the blackness of his soul. If you intentionally play him as someone who looks like a Byronic hero, much of the symbolism of his character is lost, right?

He had uttered a mad wish that he himself might remain young, and the portrait grow old; that his own beauty might be untarnished, and the face on the canvas bear the burden of his passions and his sins; that the painting might be seared with the lines of suffering and that he might keep all the delicate bloom and loveliness of his just then consious boyhood.” - The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

Dreamcasts: Aaron Taylor-Johnson (as Vronsky) as Dorian Gray.

In a perfect alternate universe, Dorian Gray finally looks like himself.
Light blue eyes, perfectly curled blonde hair, greek classical sculpture bone structure, innocent, pure, youthful complexion, unsuspicious of any evilness or darkness. What would be called “femenine” or “divine” colors: golden, rosy and white.