History of Female Beauty vol 3 | Glamour Photographer Sacramento
Glamour Photography Sacramento
Prepare to either be dazzled by my brilliance or baffled by my bullshit. My observation is very simple. I call it “Porn Chic (C)”. I noticed, over the last 10 years or so, the overlapping of the pornography “beauty standard” into the mainstream.
When Jenna Jameson, arguably one of the best known porn stars decided to make a name in “mainstream society”, with interviews, book deals, photos of her before and after breasts, there was a small shake on the Richter scale outside the San Fernando Valley…However, at the annual convention in LV, she said, “this is huge … and I feel really proud that I kinda paved the way for this mainstream exposure”. The reaction to her statement there was overwhelming. Lots of boos, hisses and debate whether it was a good or bad thing. Many said she was betraying the industry. Suddenly she appeared on TV, magazine covers, reality shows and other non-porn outlets.
Around the time Ms. Jameson “crossed over”, I saw the bumper stickers, lounge sets, and and jewelry that shouted out “Pimp” and “Porn Star”. K-Fed’s groomsmen wore sweats with “PIMPS” embroidered on the back at the rehearsal and the reception. That event was covered like it was a national disaster….oh, wait, it kinda was!
And while working in Beverly Hills at the time, younger and younger women came to the spa with borderline fish-y lip injections, ginormous breast enhancements, lipo and eye lifts. Literally the same as the image on the right. I had a clients who were barely in their mid twenties who had almost every plastic surgery imaginable! When I asked them why, they were completely convinced they were in direct competition with porn for their lovers’ attention. Now, some may have been (hello addicts) but it is hard to believe it was ALL of them.
Female standards of beauty have always been influenced by all KINDS of images. What is disconcerting, to me, is the belief some have that aggressive looking women are more powerful, more sexually desirable, and thus had, hopefully only temporarily, turned away from other ways to be powerful and sexually desirable.
Yes, SOME men prefer the aggressive looking, over tanned, over injected, over plucked, caricature of femininity. No, I’m not biased at all, can’t you tell? I find it hard to believe they are the majority…so let me ask: Men, would you agree that the photo on the left, not necessarily Marilyn herself is more enticing? Why? Why not? Do you prefer the whisper of sensuality, glamour and sexual assertiveness? Or more of the aggressive type?
The Marilyn image shows what I think of as the Goddess vision of beauty. I think the pendulum is swinging back her way, too. Modern examples, like Sofia Vergara and Christina Hendricks come to mind. Beautiful skin, voluptuous curves, clothes that are touchable, open smiles and personalities that cannot be called WALLFLOWER.
A nice change of events for me personally? Clients are asking less and less for borderline pornographic poses, instead choosing glamorous, sensual and beauty shots.
I will argue, that we as women naturally (if secretly) gravitate toward the Goddess look as an ideal for ourselves, and staying in that type of energy does not take away from our power, our intelligence, or our desirability. Looking like a porn star, I think, does.
As a “by the way”, please don’t focus only about porn specifically and call me a prude. I’m not against or condemn people who enjoy porn. I am only saying the crossover correlates with the change I have observed.