“No one wants to see curvy women.” –Karl Lagerfeld
I’ve been looking for an excuse to point you to this month’s V Magazine’s Curves Ahead photo spread, featuring several sexily undressed models with more padding than the average couture coathangar — it’s a hell of a shoot that does not shy away from the undeniable linkage our brains make between taboo, size and female sexuality. It’s not for everyone: I’ve noticed that for every fan of my friend, popular porn star and fetish model April Flores, there’s someone who feels like fat babes touch a raw nerve, and their reactions are not nearly as pretty, polite or graceful as Fatty D. Case in point is the Sociological Images piece Contradictions In The Depiction Of “Plus Size” Model Crystal Renn. It appears that even as Glamour and Harper’s jumped on the plus-sized trend, they still felt squeamish enough about a fleshy female body to airbrush Renn smaller and smoother than in real life (missing the point of her allure altogether). (Tip: thanks Praemedia!)
We like women of all sizes and colors around here, even when we prefer one variation over another — I’ll always endeavor to post something for everyone with an eye toward refined porn and the enlightened consumer. But if you want more high-calorie hot sauce and less of these slimming words, check out Corpulent’s posts, Crystal Renn in Harper’s Bazaar Australia, May 2009 + Women I Love + Crystal Renn by Matt Jones (n00d!), Crystal Renn in Elle Canada, Jan 2010.
Do you have a favorite porn star or erotic model who is larger than most? Let me know…