An E493 student checks in with an update to our earlier posting on Dolce & Gabbana's obscene machine ads:
Date: Thu, 8 Mar 2007 18:16:05 EST
Subject: eng. 493 article!!
Dolce & Gabbana Cancel Controversial Ad Campaign
I ran across this article and thought it was something that was appropriate for our film and literature class. It's a Dolce and Gabbana ad that is being pulled from their new campaign because it depicts a sort of "fantasy rape."
I thought it was fitting for our class when I saw it's mannequin-esque models. The designers are claiming it was just supposed to depict an erotic dream, but what is erotic or dreamy about this? Just the fact that the other men are standing around the two models on the ground makes it completely offensive to me, and I believe, all women. Also the way the man is holding her down by force makes me immediately associate it with violence and rape. Just thought it was something [the class might] be interested in...