There are other "nude" shoots she could have done if she really wanted "attention" in that way (cough*ahem), but I think it should also be kept in mind that I believe this is purely a Swiss/European campaign where this stuff doesn't bat an eyelid. From an American viewpoint though, it's going all out (I mean, it's an ad for SHOES after all) and that's probably why we'll never see it here.
If it offended anyone, I apologize but don't say I didn't warn you before you clicked.
Last edited by museksk8r; 07-30-2010 at 02:53 AM.
Besides, she got paid. In this economy getting paid for anything is a good thing (well, maybe not anything...).
Maybe she wants some attention, too.... and the harm would be ???????
It's funny how some people are warned that there is nudity and they might be offended.....but they look anyway....just to be sure!!!
Last edited by RD; 07-30-2010 at 07:07 AM.
I am free of all prejudices. I hate everyone equally.~W. C. Fields
I thought it was the whole concept of the ad: the shoes are so light, that it feels like you wear nothing... maybe I was mistaken?
I don't think it's a matter of being "prudes".
Adult entartainment certainly isn't for prudes, and certainly is well wide spread in the US, but it's also done in private.
What you see on regular television, on family shows, that air when kids are still fooling around; what you see on ads on tv, along the highway, on street corners: those are the things that will show you what the national taste is. In my opinion.
I'll tell you that: in Italy, boobs and asses and allusive whispers, are used to sell like ANYTHING, from phones to washing mashines to cereals to banking services. AND, boobs and asses and allusive moves are in all family shows on tv. Rumors (well, more than just rumors) around italian prime minister (who owns/controls all italian television, bar very small exceptions) say he displays on tv what he likes in private. And his television has shaped italians' taste and minds for twenty years.
So yes, I believe there's a huge difference between Italy and the US in terms nudity/sex allusions usage.
After the 2006 olympics Fusar Poli & Margaglio's interview in a very popular show talks about what? Sex.
Four years later, Kostner & Boyfriend's interview to the same show talks about what? Guess.
Kostner's interview wasn't considered all that classy by everybody, and I think I remember people close to her defended her by saying: "you couldn't fully understand the spirit of the show". Which is true, but not because those people wouldn't follow the show regularly, but because they just have a different culture. IMO.
That said, I don't believe this applies to all european countries (to some though).
Personally, I don't think Meier's photos were tasteless or in any way voulgar. But the nude part was also totally uncessary, and because they were focused on finding the riht pose that would hide the right part, the shoots eneded up forced, not smooth and natural, and kinda boring.
Last edited by loulou; 08-04-2010 at 08:49 PM.