I hate to break it to Jesse, but society’s standard of beauty has been unreal since the ancient Greeks at latest. The first time Hef showed a bikini model on Playboy, he had her navel airbrushed out.
Also, photography isn’t real. No one travels around with a personal lighting crew. Just like digital photography is the evolution of something before it, PS is likewise. Photography may have been the death knell of realist painting, but those techniques still exist.