Yesterday the internet blew up the cover of Paper magazine with a bold and successful perspective of Kim Kardashian and the inscription "Kim is blowing up the Internet" - that is, everything went as planned. The publication of the magazine in its way drew a line under the latest trend - the rehabilitation of large forms in the media. At the same time, spectacular fifth points did not come into fashion from a man's hand (sorry, forgive everyone) - in an amazing way, they actually became a symbol of a new wave of emancipation. The pride of women for their hips is a direct opposition to the long-standing male obsession with large breasts: women have decided to finally win their right to turn to the world with any side, especially the outstanding one. We reviewed the covers of glossy magazines and came to the conclusion that yes, indeed, the back view has been a rarity for many years - except, of course, specific publications like Mixed Magazine. However, things are gradually changing.
Jim Carrey, Rolling Stone
Showing bare ass on the cover 20 years ago was only possible in the form of a joke. On the eve of this cover, Jim Carrey had three hits in a row: "Ace Ventura", "Mask" and "Dumb and Dumber", and then we still considered him the funniest person in the world. The journalists of Rolling Stone (the most daring in terms of pop magazine, as we will see below), decided to draw from the actor "Naked facts and shocking revelations" - approximately this process is depicted in the photo of the legendary Herb Ritz, placed on the cover. In fact, it is a parody of the famous Coppertone tanning lotion ad, which pop culture has turned to more than once.
Lady Gaga, Rolling Stone
Who, if not Lady Gaga, break the foundations? Armed with the submachine gun in the picture of Terry Richardson, the pop star promises to "tell us everything" (and then, apparently, kill). In fact, inside the magazine, a large interview with the singer is titled more lyrically: "Broken heart and crazy fantasies of Lady Gaga." Further, as they say, more - two years later, she will release the single "Do What U Want" with such a cover.
Nicki Minaj, BlackMen
At the time of filming for this cover, Nicki Minaj had just released the first single from her debut album - so BlackMen magazine staff caught the future star on the rise, before she became the most provocative speaker of the large form movement. On the other hand, for the dubious BlackMen magazine about "rap and girls" such a perspective is not new: most women readers and publishers prefer to see and show from this side.
James Franco, Flaunt
It seems that James Franco wants us to know him from all sides, and not just which books he read and which directors he respects. The fifth point of the actor / director / writer / artist has graced the "secret" cover of the independent fashion and pop culture magazine Flaunt, which hides under a more innocuous one. We suspect this is a secret message: James Franco wants to appear smart, but in fact, the best thing about him is his ass.
Tyson Chandler, ESPN
We have written more than once about sexism and discrimination prevailing in professional sports (in fact, things are even worse there). To the credit of our foreign colleagues, they still make attempts to fight for equality in the perception of athletes - well, at least in this way. American basketball player and world champion Tyson Chandler on the cover of an issue dedicated to the cult of an athletic body could become a worthy match for Anna Kournikova in an advertisement for "only balls are jumping."
Nicole Kidman, V Magazine
By 2012, Niki Minaj had already managed to showcase her lush ass on a magazine cover. At the same time, "serious" fashion publications still did not dare to flaunt such merits of their heroines in front of readers. The silence of the big gloss was broken by V Magazine.The magazine, obviously, decided to stop at the golden mean: the editors chose the fragile Nicole Kidman, turned her back to the readers and threw a symbolic skirt over her hips. The result is beauty.
Jimmy Kimmel, Rolling Stone
This Rolling Stone cover featuring Jimmy Kimmel has the power to take away fantasies of a sexy plumber in your kitchen once and for all. Unfortunately (or fortunately?), The cover scene is much more reminiscent of the accidentally peeped butt of a bystander, leaning right in front of you to tie a shoelace, which provokes erotic interest or just pleases the eye. On the other hand, Kimmel and Kimmel to make fun of such things, and Rolling Stone without priests on the cover is like a fish without water.
Miley Cyrus, Notion
Despite her diminutiveness, Miley became one of the pioneers of the movement to return the ass to the status of the most sought-after body part in pop culture. British lifestyle magazine Notion made three versions of the cover with the singer at once: a classic full face, a playful version with a bulging booty and another one of the same, but in a
Julia Dreyfus, Rolling Stone
And again Rolling Stone, but this time only with a hint of a bare butt. 53-year-old comedian Julia Dreyfus, like Kimmel, “played” the cover. In the April issue of the publication, she parodies the classic model pose, when you are standing all naked with your back to the audience and then you suddenly understand what is happening and turn to everyone with your mouth ajar in surprise. A pseudo-tattoo made the foreshorten more effective: the first page of the US Constitution was “stuffed” on Dreyfus's back, but they made a mistake with the signature - which caused a small scandal. Here's a sign of the times - by 2014, naked priests on the covers had become so commonplace that readers prefer to argue about politics and history.
Kylie Minogue, GQ Italy
Symbolically, this list opens and closes with a parody of Coppertone girl - a painted girl from a sunscreen ad who became famous in the 50s. This time the role of the cocker spaniel went to the poodle, but that's not all the conventions in the picture. According to a photo expert in the Daily Telegraph, 46-year-old Kylie's back curve is the work of a retoucher, as is her smooth skin. Critics also note that the composition with an ill-bred dog has long become obsolete - which, however, does not prevent magazines from recreating it once a decade.