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Miranda Kerr’s GQ Photo Shoot Recreated By Bondi Hipsters (NSFW)

By Hanssie on April 7th 2014

In this month’s issue of British GQ, Miranda Kerr poses for photographer Mario Testino in a risque, mostly nude photo shoot. In the article accompanying the shoot, Kerr talks candidly about sex and dating, making the issue pretty controversial.

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Two Australian men, known as the Bondi Hipsters have recreated Kerr’s photo shoot, reworking some of her quotes as captions to call out the industry’s representation of women. Dom Nader and Adrian Archer are the men behind the Bondi Hipsters and they run a YouTube miniseries that, according to their about page “have launched their own nameless underground Fashion Label called ” “. Dom and Adrian discuss life on the beach, politics, picking up chicks, and being totes amazeballs.”

Seeing the photo shoot from the perspective of a male, with a hairy male model, is humorous, disturbing and in some ways, thought-provoking. Added to it, the parody of Kerr’s overly sexual quotes, makes the series even more amusing. Van Vuuren wrote:

As you can see, the shoot comes across very differently. We think that this is a good case for the over-sexualization of the female body in the high fashion world. For some reason as soon as you put a man in there, and have a man talking about same-sex curiosity and masturbation it’s an entirely different thing that we aren’t used to seeing in the media.

[REWIND: HEIDI KLUM & MASERATI: BEHIND THE SCENES, BEYOND THE SWIMSUIT]

WARNING: Below are side by side images from the two shoots and they are NSFW.

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“I definitely need a man in the bedroom, however – a nice strong chest to lie on. Still, I want to explore. Never say never.” Miranda Kerr, GQ.

“I definitely need a man in the bedroom, however – a nice strong chest to lie on. Still, I want to explore. Never say never.” Miranda Kerr, GQ.

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“I appreciate both men and women. I love the female body and truly appreciate the female form. I really enjoy sketching women.” Miranda Kerr, GQ.

“I appreciate both men and women. I love the female body and truly appreciate the female form. I really enjoy sketching women.” Miranda Kerr, GQ.

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“The more sex I have, the more defined my arms and stomach get” Miranda Kerr, GQ.

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“I’ve had an orgasm in the air before. Alone. And together.’’ Miranda Kerr, GQ

“I’ve had an orgasm in the air before. Alone. And together.’’ Miranda Kerr, GQ

Thoughts

As magazines become more and more racy, women become more and more explicit and open about sexuality. And the societal norm continues to be to over-sexualized females. A magazine such as GQ caters to men and therefore, a pretty girl on the cover is what is going to sell magazines. But look at any woman’s magazine and it’s not photos of scantily dressed men that we see. Most women’s magazines feature pretty females as their cover models as well. No matter how much we protest otherwise, as women, we want to see the ideal woman, the supermodel…One that is airbrushed to perfection (though we scoff at the thought of Photoshop). Yet, deep down, women still use sexiness as a currency. We see men buying the magazine covers with sexy women and so that’s what we think they want. And we perpetuate the industry. If we really want to change the way society objectifies women, it’s not going to take two men making a parody of an over-sexualized photo shoot to stop the industry standard, but women standing up and placing our value elsewhere.

Sex may always sell, but we don’t have to keep buying.

 

Via Huffington Post, additional images via BuzzFeed/Facebook

 

About

Hanssie is a Southern California-based writer and sometimes portrait and wedding photographer. In her free time, she homeschools, works out, rescues dogs and works in marketing for SLR Lounge. She also blogs about her adventures and about fitness when she’s not sick of writing so much. Check out her work and her blog at www.hanssie.com and www.fittedmagazine.com. Follow her on Instagram. Email her at:
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Q&A Discussions

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  1. Anthony McFarlane

    That first side by side photo made me jump. Very funny stuff.

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  2. Duskrider

    Problem is, it’s a bit tough to capture a beautiful personality, or a great sense of humour, or deep compassion and empathy for others and put it on a magazine cover. Let’s pie-in-the-sky for one second and assume we could capture that… how do we apply that to fashion other people-as-a-product themes?

    The only thing that needs to change is the over use of the liquify tools to make totally unrealistic people pictures, then market that as a young lady’s goal in life. Everything else is just culture and has its own ebb and flow.

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