Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Vanity Fair's Hollywood Issue: All Skin

Fashion designer Tom Ford guest edited the Hollywood issue of Vanity Fair, which depressingly includes starlets like Keira Knightley and Scarlett Johansson naked on the cover. (Rachel McAdams got nervous on set and decided against it, so naturally Ford replaced her with himself -- fully clothed, mind you.) I found it even more unpleasant when VF put the barely legal Lindsay Lohan on the cover topless. And while beautiful people are always pleasant to look at, there's something tiresome about expecting every young Hollywood actress to whore themselves for attention. Typically, George Clooney is pictured clothed inside filming a scene with actresses all in flesh-colored tights. Am I a prude or is it a little sad?

8 comments:

Ed Sikov said...

"George Clooney is pictured clothed"

That's what bites, if you ask me. Which you didn't.

Biboy said...

No, you are not a prude. It is sad. In scientific research, before you can run somebody in a study, you must have informed consent. The participant must not feel compelled to participate, and that includes over-the-top inducements (like offering $1,000 for an hour to an undergraduate). Also, participants must be able to drop out at any time without a penalty. To do otherwise is considered unethical. Keira Knightley, Scarlett Johansson, Rachel McAdams certainly had very strong inducement (exposure, buzz) to do something they otherwise would not have felt comfortable doing. Rachel McAdams dropped out, but not without penalty. She now gets to be marked at "the prude".

Michael in New York said...

I must admit, I've found Clooney more and more appealing as time goes on. But of ther Ocean's Eleven crowd, I'm ashamed to say I still feel fondest towards Damon.

Anonymous said...

You're a prude. Johansson is hot.

Ed Sikov said...

To paraphrase Flannery O'Connor, Matt Damon would be a fine man if there was somebody around to punch him in the teeth every day of his life.

Michael in New York said...

Ouch! Is that a comment on his need for toughening up or your own proclivities?

Ed Sikov said...

It's a comment on those perfect and perfectly scary choppers, which never looked more ridiculous than when he played an impoverished janitor (with a gym membership and the best orthodontia money could by) in GOOD WILL HUNTING. That and my proclivities.

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