Tuesday, June 14, 2011

They're all covered in mud!

1 comment:

  1. I'd just like to write a quick little overview on all the ways this picture upholds the stereotype of lesbians as sex objects who often perform for the enjoyment of voyeuristic onlookers:

    1. They're covered in mud, symbolizing being both sexy and dirty. Women fighting in mud is a common act in strip clubs, where women perform for men.

    2. Their bodies are edited to be smooth and perfectly-shaped. Their faces are completely made-up and edited to perfection, even though on the show many wear no makeup.

    3. There's a lot of nipple showing. Do we really need to see that?

    4. The "hotter," thinner women are in the front and the curvier, more butch women are in the back. The less feminine and curvier women are also wearing more clothes than the thinner women. Way to keep that impossible goal of unrealistic thinness going, Showtime! Why would viewers ever want to see unclothed, normal-looking bodies?

    5. Their hands are all over each other, purposely placed on each others' legs and inside the bikini bottom strap, as they all look at the camera with that seductive look. They're clearly posing for the audience, for the camera. There's no interaction between them besides the physical.