One of the things I thought Hunger Games brought to the screen well was Katniss’s ambivalence about commodifying her inner life, especially in this scene where, coaching her for an interview with the Games’ Seacrestian host, Haymitch tells her she has to concentrate on seeming more likable.
This is the genius of the Hunger Games conceit in a nutshell. In the present, you only have to worry about being likable if you want to be commercially successful.  In the dystopian future, you’re either mediagenic or YOU DIE! 

One of the things I thought Hunger Games brought to the screen well was Katniss’s ambivalence about commodifying her inner life, especially in this scene where, coaching her for an interview with the Games’ Seacrestian host, Haymitch tells her she has to concentrate on seeming more likable.

This is the genius of the Hunger Games conceit in a nutshell. In the present, you only have to worry about being likable if you want to be commercially successful.  In the dystopian future, you’re either mediagenic or YOU DIE! 

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    True that. Emily Gould says the best stuff.
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    I feel like this is all my thoughts about “personal brand” summed up in two paragraphs. Incidentally, it is the only...
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