Tuesday, March 27, 2007

lovely to look at, delightful to beat to death

Just saw this in the Huffington Post. America's Top Model (dull reality show about a bunch of brain dead models; saw one episode) did a photo shoot in which models posed as murdered corpses.

Now, some feminists object in general to portrayals of women as victims, and I don't know that I would go that far, but these are really disturbing pictures. And it is just hard to imagine what was going through the mind of whoever thought this was a good idea. These are the ultimate in fetishized violence, and they are so creepy that they're rather hard to look at. They also just seem very anti-female. All of which is exactly what any sane person would have thought when someone said; "let's make all the models pose as beautiful, gory corpses." But apparently there aren't too many sane people at America's Top Model.

1 comment:

  1. Holy crap. I thought this a creepy, awful idea when I first heard about it -- and that was before I'd seen any of the pictures. Not only are they misogynist and uncomfortably sexualized, but they're bad fashion photography too. Is anyone going to look at those photos and think, "Oooh, that dress is to die for"?