Monday, November 17, 2008

Hollywood Pinups

A photographer got a bunch of the current Hollywood starlets to recreate 1940's pinup photos. A few of them are posted on Fox News. Maybe it's just me, but I've always found that more modest type of erotica to be far more alluring than say full nude photos or even photos of sex acts. They have a sensuality about them that is hard to match. They tease you and invite you to desire more. They also reinforce the idea of some things being so private that they cannot be depicted.

In our current culture, these types of photos are considered tame family fare. I find this sad in a way. It marks the death of imagination. It also reduces all allure and romance to crass lust.

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