Friday, April 2, 2010

Pattinson's Pretty Props

Robert Pattinson (a.k.a. Edward the vampire from Twilight) is on the cover of the March 2010 issue of Details magazine. And so is a woman's crotch.

Every photo used in this story includes random naked women. Their bodies are used as objects or props - perhaps they're meant to add "mystery" or "beauty" or "artistic merit" to these photographs - but using beautiful naked women as props in photography is the oldest, sleaziest trick in the book. The women's bodies are dehumanized - they look like mannequins, and their purpose is the same as a mannequin - look good and be silent.

Gwen from Sociological Images comments,
"What struck me was the way that the photo shoot uses naked women as props for Pattinson’s masculine display... It’s not just that there are naked women as props or backdrop; it’s that in some cases, he seems utterly disinterested in them... It’s a double form of objectification: women’s naked bodies are used as stage decorations in masculine displays, and yet their presence is not even necessarily interesting to the male protagonist."


  1. wow they are naked and he stys cool

  2. Lol he stays Cool cuz he's a vampire. Jk

  3. This is why men complain that women only like the 'bad' boys who hurt them. Distasteful. There might as well be no women in this picture at all.