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Remember What I said about Nudity?

Posted in Fashion by thisisanexperiment on January 27, 2009

Well, American Apparel have done it again. This time, further pushing the envelope on its ads with this one- the one about socks.

Apparently, the featured lady in this ad, is one Sasha Grey- one foul mouthed porn star. I don’t know about you guys, but I think this marks the first time I’ve seen pubic hair (on women, at least) featured in an ad. Which is actually interesting; it’s like a sign that says “pubic hair is Okay”. Looks like the trend of nudity and advertorials is starting to be a force to be reckoned with…

The same question applies, Aye, or Nay? Art or Porn? And if this is porn, then this could possibly bring on a whole load of questions about the objectification of women, etc, etc. The argument could go on, and on.

Then again, the angle of  “Sex Sells” has always kindasorta been AA’s selling point, no? And I’ll admit, I’m one of those who fall for it. There’s something unabashedly, undeniably tempting and ooh-la-la-risque about the raw, unphotoshopped use of their models (curvey, pear-shaped, boy-shaped, whatnots) and the nudity featured. It’s raw, and gives off the feeling of ‘fierce-women-who-are-comfortable-in-their-own-skin-and-goddamn-sexy”,  and dammit, when I look at it, I go “mmm, I need to get me THAT”.

That being one RSAC309 Shiny Late Night Mini Skirt, and RSAPHHB Sheer Back Seam Pantyhose.

Feel free to Disagree. But I guess I’m just a sucker for consumerism, and sexy marketing.

P.s, I’d hate to be the parents who have to start explaining ‘stuff’ to their kids, when they set their eyes on these ads.

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