Bettie Page Returns to Comics as an Undercover Operative in the 1950s — Graphic Policy

Dynamite Entertainment has announced that the iconic Pinup Queen Bettie Page, who lit the pop culture world on fire more than sixty years ago, is returning in comic book form courtesy of writer David Avallone and artist Colton Worley. With the debut issue set for release in July, Bettie Page #1 will bring the heat […]

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Your Week in Pin Up Issue 54: The Wonder Woman Edition

5 June 2017

Hint: They’re Not All Superheroes. Or Women


OK, So We’ll Start in Themyscira

Because, Wonder Woman. But, seriously, the film also set a record as the highest single day gross for a movie directed by a woman EVER. And the biggest opening day for a female comic book superhero film. Oh, and the biggest opening weekend for a film directed by a woman.

And, according to a Forbes article Saturday morning, recapping opening day:

Fun fact, had men been barred from Wonder Woman screenings last night, the film still would have grossed more than the entire opening weekend of King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.

#girlpower


These Gorgeous Photos from World War II

Because men can be pin ups too.

From a new book published by Taschen.


That’s Montgomery Clift, Honey!

The amazing 1961 film The Misfits was on cable the other night. Clark Gable, Montgomery Clift, Eli Wallach, and, of course, Marilyn Monroe. I’ve loved the film since I was a kid.

The showing was part of a Turner Classics Movie Spotlight on Clark Gable, who died just days after filming completed in November 1960 at age 59. It was the last film completed by both Gable and Monroe.

BTW, TCM is featuring Audrey Hepburn Mondays and Gay Hollywood Thursdays for the entire month of June.


The Google Doodle from June 3rd

Celebrating the incomparable Josephine Baker.


This. GIF.

*SWAK*

Your Week in Pin Up Issue 53: The Memorial Day Edition

28 May 2017

We’re Remembering this Memorial Day


First Up: The Good News

We were so glad to hear that Laura Jayne Ketchum was found safe.


But Then, Manchester


A scene from a vigil outside the Town Hall in Manchester, England, on May 23.
Leon Neal/Getty Images

The terror attack on Manchester, as many have argued, was an assault not only on Western freedoms, but also specifically on young women and Ariana Grande’s message of feminism and empowerment.

The youngest victim was eight years old.


Hatred Breeds Terrorism

Outside Manchester Arena after the attack. Photo by Dave Thompson/Getty Images

Yes, we’re taking a serious turn here, but the Manchester attack was horrifying.

But it’s also symptomatic of the toxic political climate we’re currently encountering from fundamentalist groups and many political leaders here in the US. Terrorism extends beyond a person’s religious ideology or skin color. It’s fed by ideologues, and based in hatred, fear, and bigotry. A desire not to honor the aesthetics of the past, but to go back to a time when only certain members of society had privileges. A desire to diminish people.

That’s unacceptable.

We just want to be completely clear: girls and women matter. Period.


But Kudos to Ariana

(Valerie Macon / AFP/Getty Images)

In the wake of the tragedy, Ariana Grande didn’t back down. She instead announced a benefit concert in Manchester for the victims.

The compassion, kindness, love, strength and oneness that you’ve shown one another this past week is the exact opposite of the heinous intentions it must take to pull off something as evil as what happened Monday. YOU are the opposite.

Date to be announced.


This. GIF.

*SWAK*

Your Week In Pin Up Issue 52: The Body Positive Edition

21 May 2017

AKA Girl Power. AKA Fourth Wave Feminism.


It’s Not Up to You to Say What Is… and Isn’t… Empowering

Dirty Martini

A former videographer in the burlesque world got a little bit of a pushback on Facebook when he tried to say that burlesque can’t be feminist and empowering because women are taking off their clothes and men look at them. Oh, and he’s protecting his six-year-old daughter.

I’m not posting the link to his page because he doesn’t need any more attention.

Me, vanquishing asshats.

But here are my main points in rebuttal:

  1. No one has any right to tell anyone else what that individual finds empowering … or not.
  2. When you say, “I like you but I can’t condone what you do” you ARE attempting to silence or shame that person.
  3. Misogyny.

(steps off soapbox, ends rant)


Speaking of Lists (steps back on soapbox)

  1. Wonder Woman is feminist.

Glad to clear that up for you. h/t Gal Gadot


BTW, Dick Pics? Isn’t that so 2012???

Quote by Simone Fiasco, from Whitney Bell’s exhibition

But at least one artist found a way to respond.

Whitney Bell’s show “I Didn’t Ask For This: A Lifetime of Dick Pics.” Photo by Michael Mendoza for Vice.


Reminder 2,822 that Beauty Knows No Age Barriers

Yazemeenah Rossi is GORGEOUS at any age (she’s 61).


This. Gif.

Artist Xaviera Lopez. CHECK OUT HER INSTAGRAM!!!

*swak*

 

 

Your Week in Pin Up Issue 51: The Photography Edition

15 May 2017

Number 51. The Photos Have It….


If You Don’t Know Bellocq…

Bellocq.

His photographs of New Orleans prostitutes are stunning.

Bellocq.

I would love to own one of these pieces of history.


Vintage Air Travel


Recreation, but still


For Some Reason Our Tumblr Stats are BOOMING

Like this photo-realistic painting by Our Rumbling Queen.


Because it WAS Mother’s Day…

We were rocking it over on Instagram.


This. GIF.

#SWAK

Your Week in Pin Up Issue 50: The Golden Edition

8 May 2017

Number 50. It’s a Milestone….


We’re all about being badass…

But we’re nothing like the World War II teen who seduced and killed Nazis.


Seriously, Wonder Woman doesn’t do diet bars…

What the hell Warner Brothers? Lesson A in product partnering: don’t pair with something that completely contradicts the brand you’re promoting.


But apparently she has breasts…

DUH.

Just in case anyone was wondering why she dresses the way she does.


Oh, yeah, that’s just us on a podcast…

Thanks, Bare Bones Film! It was a blast, Wayne.


This. GIF.

And this one.

Because, golden anniversary.

#SWAK

The Hats Have It

It’s Derby Day and I’m officially working here.

Seriously.

Because, hats.

All photos from Getty Images.

Getty Images / Patrick Smith

Must start with mint juleps…

 

 

Getty Images / Michael Reaves

Then add feathers.

Getty Images / Patrick Smith

A fascinator is always fascinating.

Thur Dao of Cincinnati by Getty Images / Michael Noble Jr.

Then add roses….

Getty Images / Patrick Smith

Even more roses…

Getty Images / Gregory Shamus

And add a pony, just in case yours comes in out of the money.

#DerbyDay

 

Met! Met! Met!

It’s the Super Bowl of Fashion. And who cares about the theme. The DRESSES.

Here’s what I’m loving tonight. All photos via The New York Times.

Continuing my Janelle Monae girl crush.


Janelle Monae in Ralph Russo. Benjamin Norman for The New York Times

And then, Rita Orr…. ravishing in red.


Rita Ora. Benjamin Norman for The New York Times

The structure of this number.


Kate Bosworth. Benjamin Norman for The New York Times

So much this….. Note how Future’s tie ties into Jourdan Dunn’s train.


Future and Jourdan Dunn wearing custom H&M. Benjamin Norman for The New York Times

I’d be wearing a see through jumpsuit too if I could rock it like Halle Berry.

Halle Berry in Donatella Versace. Benjamin Norman for The New York Times

Everything about this is on point.

Lily Collins wearing Giambattista Valli. Benjamin Norman for The New York Times

Your Week in Pin Up Issue 49: The Boyz Edition

1 May 2017

Boyz, Boyz, Boyz….


There’s something about men in makeup…

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He’s a unicorn….


Even when they try that all “just pop on the lashes” thing…

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Because it’s NOT. THAT. EASY.


And, Sewing…

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The father who makes princess dresses.

#swoon


Can’t forget John Waters

Scotch, cigars and burlesque??? Sign me up for THIS summer camp.


This. (not a) GIF.

 

#SWAK

That Stocking Habit

Love this series of interviews from the Nylon Swish

I’m often asked if women actually wear stockings as part of their daily outfits. Many people assume that women only wear them for boudoir photoshoots, or just for fun in the bedroom. I’m told that women don’t really wear stockings for daily wear because they are outdated, expensive and inconvenient for the wearer. However I […]

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