"...why do we a problem with that?" Photo from GQstyle.com__
I saw this magazine in
In this issue, Tom ford talks about (how do i say this???) "naked men" and he said some interesting things. Here are some that I would like to quote:
"As much as I've tried, it has been consistently harder to get images of nude men onto magazine pages and billboards than it has nude women. In a society where images of brutal violence are consumed during breakfast, the male nude is one of our last taboos. There's a double standard at play here: magazines that are happy to fund ads featuring an artfully lit female nude will balk at an image of her male counterpart."
"Women may have a hard time understanding this, but imagine if, when they were dressing for a party, their breasts looked great, and then, just as they were stepping out of the taxi to enter the restaurant, their breasts withered to a sad, wrinkled little things. Perhaps the unpredictability of the penis can make us nervous about taking our clothes off."
"With a more natural relationship to nudity, we might also be freed up to find each other a lot more fascinating. There's an equality to being naked; the fewer clothes and accessories a person wears the less you judge them, and the more you notice their truest traits, like their eyes or their charisma, their great hands or their one-of-a-kind hair or, most importantly, their personality and character. As much as I love clothing, it gives us one more layer to hide behind."
I'm not so much into nudity (art-ey or otherwise) and all that jazz (was, still and will be??) that's why I didn't much like TF then. But the things he said were just thought provoking. Or something.
Source (NYMag.com) / Source (GQStyle.com)
BTW, speaking of Tom Ford, I just got Prestige Magazine (Hong Kong) (c/o my friend Bea--thanks!!)—the one with Tom Ford in it. I haven't read his interview/the whole thing yet. If I find something nice and interesting, I'd try to post it here. :-)