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  1. MT says

    It reminds me of a photo essay I saw in W a few years ago called Stranger in Paradise. It was all about these society ladies picking up a street kid and having some fun with him. You get the idea he was just an object to them as this guy appears to be to these men. Beyond the tittillation I think it’s a great ad. I’d love to know what the back story is.

  2. says

    I’m flashing back to Faye Dunaway in ‘Eyes of Laura Mars’…

    Incidentally: it looks like there’s an inverse ratio going on. We see an increase in gay-targeted ads from companies like A&F – who blithely refuse to acknowledge such a thing as a gay man, even as they pay gay agencies to photograph gay models in gay lay-outs designed to turn the gay man on – as more and more headlines declare more and more opposition to gay marriage.

    But the D&G is just plain unforgivable. This is when the rich and chic really piss me off. Forget sports stars and actors coming out – can we lose this Final Days of Rome bullshit of the elite blatantly promenading gay sexuality, as the masses – in Old Navy – beat up the queers on the streets?

    I dare say I’m over-reacting. But I think the D&G ad is SUCH pretentious garbage.

  3. says

    there are more photos that are part of this series. You need flash to see some areas of http://www.dolcegabbana.it

    It looks like the theme of the photos is that they are a “behind the scenes” view of photograhpers setting up models for D&G advertising photos. In the other shots, there is camera equipment and lights in the shots.

    I think the reference to the Nip/Tuck photo is probably intentional, but that photo is preseted as being an innocent result of the “behind the scenes” photo sessions. http://www.tempcity.com/bitchless/index.php?showtopic=1209

  4. Amanda says

    I know that the NIP/TUCK picture was taken by Anne Leibowitz. Who took the Gabbana picture? They look alike, but I agree with the other posts that there is no connection to the NIP/TUCK photo with the Gabbana

  5. fendi says

    i agree with peter that the whole thing is supposed to be a behind the scene look, of either a D&G photoshoot, any magazine fashion spread or even possibly porn “check out the hay as props, so porn ish”. However i believe the white haired guy is supposed to refer to someone..its probably their own male version of Anna Wintour haha.

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