The March, 2010 issue of Details, sent to us by m&k, “stars” Robert Pattinson:
As you can see, other than Pattinson, the most important part of the magazine is the discussion of “the remasculation of the American man,” but that’s for another day. What struck me was the way that the photo shoot uses naked women as props for Pattinson’s masculine display. The rest of the photos aren’t safe for work, so after the jump…
The fuller version of the cover photo:
I don’t even know:
It’s not just that there are naked women as props or backdrop; it’s that in some cases, he seems utterly disinterested in them. The interview with him may explain it, though–he is, apparently, “allergic to vagina.” It’s similar to Lisa’s post on the politics of disinterest. It’s a double form of objectification: women’s naked bodies are used as stage decorations in masculine displays, and yet their presence is not even necessarily interesting to the male protagonist.