...yeah, it's hot and all...
...ok, ok... as we say in the gay community, it's "Fuckin' Hot!"...
...but what the Hell is going on in this picture?!?!
It reminds me of another pic I posted recently of Reb Brown from that spectacular motion picture, YOR, THE HUNTER FROM THE FUTURE...
Except, there are subtle differences.
Reb is at least wearing SOMETHING in his picture. Granted, all he has on is a prototype of the "Beastmaster" loincloth and some hairy Ugg boots, but still - - it's SOMETHING!
The guy in the D&G ad isn't even wearing a smile.
And while we're at it, Mr. Dolce & Gabbana isn't even strapped down to that chair- table- thingy. He's just laying there. Looking bored by it all.
God, I hate pushy bottoms. (Not a word, Aaron. Not a word.)
And what IS that chair-table-thingy the blithely bored bottom is perched upon? Is it some sort of lounging crucifix? What is this - - a fucking Madonna concert?!?!?
And last but certainly not least, WHAT THE HELL ARE THEY SELLING, ANYWAY?
I guess they're selling jeans. Jeans that retail for approximately the same amount of money that my parents spent on their first house.
Or maybe they're selling those snappy leather flip-flops sported by the man on the left whose abs, apparently, are also used by Rachel Ray to grate cheese.
Or maybe they're selling those huge-assed, retina-burning examining room spotlights they have hung throughout the room...
"Strong enough for an air raid.
Made for your living room!"
Made for your living room!"
Whatever the Hell they're selling, and whatever the Hell they're saying with this ad, turns me from "sexed up" to "weirded out" in milliseconds.
Which is odd, because that's the same reaction I had every time I saw my ex naked. And believe me, his abs could NOT grate cheese. His abs might have looked like cottage cheese, but that's about as close as it got.
A link from Jockohomo's posting took me to Modellaunch which informed me that certain European governments have been protesting recent D&G ads that they believe to be "violent and degrading to women."
Well, if the ad below isn't violent and degrading to women, I'm not quite sure what is.
Question for Anyone at Dolce & Gabbana: What does rape have to do with couture?
This ad doesn't weird me out. It pisses me off. It's disgusting. Who the fuck approved an ad like this anyway?
I admit beforehand that I'm stealing this thought from Dixie Carter's Julia Sugarbaker, but if that ad featured a black man being held down by five white men, there would be rioting in the streets. Why is it ok if it's a woman being held down?
It's not ok. It's just disgusting.
I enjoy your homo-eroticism, D&G, but your treatment of women, for lack of a better word, sucks. Shape up or fuck off.