May we thank the French once again for another noteworthy magazine offering?
How about an amiable oo-la-la for Kim Kardashian and Kanye West on the cover of l’Officiel Hommes, in what some are referring to as a straddling position?
That (American?) choice of words conveys a crass nature to this view of the loving couple, whereas most of the French press I’ve glanced at relies on terms suggesting embrace, passion, and sensuality for the nude pics shot by Nick Knight.
Hélas, the magazine, which hit the stands this week (in France), is not available at my local bookseller. Then again, I don’t think I’d spring for this publication, much as I take pleasure in a French mag on occasion.
While I admire and appreciate the human form, I’m a tad weary of our reality personalities baring all for… well, why is it again, exactly? Oh yes, publicity in a narcissistic age. Bucks. Right. And was that what the Daily Mail meant when they referred to this media coverage as “shameless?” Or were they referring to the subjects in these pictures?
Is Privacy a Thing of the Past?
I must chuckle at our varying perspectives on all things intimate. Still, to think, it seems like only days before that Ms. Kardashian was expressing a desire to live more privately…
And that works how, when you seek the spotlight at every turn?
I find the passion of consenting adults to be a fine thing indeed, and I don’t consider this cover controversial. Compare it to other attention-grabbing feats and faux-pas, such as the mini-model brouhaha on the part of French Vogue two years back.
But why the fascination with Kim and Kanye? I admit, I don’t get it. And why is this cover making the rounds world-wide?
Curiosity? The voyeur in all of us?