Thursday, December 11, 2008

Being a Soft Porn Star

After seeing the cover and inside pictorial of Jennifer Aniston in GQ on The Huffington Post website, it is apparent that she has become in some respects a soft porn star. (There was such a pictorial of her in another magazine some years back if I'm not mistaken.) I wondered what would make a respected actor pose in just a tie.

Now, let me make something very clear. I am no prude and neither am I against the beauty and form of the human body. But does anyone get the sense that these actresses are just screaming for more attention besides what their talent affords? I have never seen Meryl Streep, for example, striking such a pose.

2 comments:

Cynthia said...

I took a gander at the site and
the pictures of J. Aniston, and
it is kind of sad in a way.
How much and what kind of attention
are some women, famous or not
always striving for?

judith ellis said...

You never know what's in the mind of another, but for me looking at the pictures I just couldn't understand why an actress with some talent felt the necessity of such poses. Let me reiterate, I am not opposed to the beauty of the human body; I wept upon seeing the David for the first time and have thought the photography of some nudes beautiful. But these photos did not move me toward beauty; perhaps that is not the intention. Others will undoubtedly see things completely different. This I understand fully and respect, the opinions of others, that is, and the very right to express them.