I’m no teenage runaway, but. . .

Does anyone else feel violated by the American apparel “ads/slideshows/soft-porn/etc.”
I’m no prude- I mean I have done some crazy shit. . .But when I look at these pictures I do feel like I’m participating in exploiting confused teenage runaways who have been pumped full of rohypnol. Images of Jodie Foster in Taxi Driver, Heather Graham in Boogie Nights, and I, myself, become an unwilling Clare Quilty from Nabokov’s Lolita. I guess those are some renowned images, but somehow I don’t think Dov Charney has the auteurship to pull it off. I like the clothes but I am sick of getting visually assaulted every time I try to check out the website.

Now if you’ll excuse me I have to go watch some REAL porn with CONSENTING adults.
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May 3, 2006. Uncategorized.

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