11/8/09

researching




steven meisel. duh.



Although the sexual sell, overt and

subliminal, is at a fever pitch in most

advertising, depictions of sex as an

important and potentially profound

human activity are notably absent.

Couples in ads rarely look at each

other. It is a cold and oddly passionless

sex that surrounds us. A sense of joy is

also absent; the models generally look

either hostile or bored. Our culture is

sex-crazed and sex-saturated, but

strangely unerotic.

-Jean Kilbourne








2 comments:

  1. I love Jean Kilbourne. '79 Killing Us Softly was a winner.

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