WOMEN
12/17/2013 09:43 am ET

Why We Expect More From Jennifer Lawrence Than Male Celebrities

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With great celebrity comes great scorn, and Jennifer Lawrence might be on track to become the latest in a long line of female icons accused of being "fake." In a world that increasingly demands "authenticity," there is mounting pressure on female celebrities like Lawrence to prove that the down-to-Earth persona they display in public is an accurate reflection of who they really are.

Lawrence's newest film, American Hustle, is set to release in theaters on December 20. Reviews for the film have been stellar, and many praise Lawrence's performance in particular — as they have done for nearly every movie she's appeared in since Winter's Bone. With an Oscar win early this year for Silver Linings Playbook, the rousing success of Catching Fire, what looks to be a phenomenal mid-December film, and — as of Thursday morning — a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actress, 2013 is shaping up to be "The Year of Lawrence."

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