Elise Neal, who happens to be one of my favorite actresses, was spotted last night attending the Ed Hardy store opening at the Beverly Center in Beverly Hills. Aside from the constant rumors of her playing Karrine Steffans in a film adaptation of her book, Video Vixen, and her occasional pictorials in men’s magazines, not much else is seen or heard of Elise. Oddly enough, Elise appeared recently in King Magazine and her pics did not cause the uproar or outrage I expected it to. Elise looked gorgeous as always. However pics of her tied up and looking kidnapped turned my stomach a bit. I am all for fantasy and dress up but two types of male fantasies constantly depicted in men’s magazines kinda leave me scratching my head.
Way back in the early 90′s there was an uproar when Madonna was dressed up like a little girl and showed naked in Vanity Fair Magazine frolicking around in a bed full of teddy bears and playing on a child’s swing set. Many thought it was perverted and wondered why a grown woman would be dressed up like a child and then shown in a sexually explicit manor. A few years ago Jennifer Lopez did a very similar shoot for the same mag (I think it was the same). Once again, a grown woman was dressed in children’s wear and shown laying in a bed of teddy bears sucking a giant lollipop. By then there was no uproar as folks have surely by now become used to children being shown in a sexual manor. I mean check your spam box- at least 50% of it will be porn and kiddie/teen porn at that.
Women shown tied up or restrained is another male fantasy not seen often in magazines but is shown enough to make me wonder why and leave me feeling uncomfortable. I mean who has that type of fantasy and should we be putting those types of fantasies in people’s head? On the other hand, I could just be making a mountain out of a mole hill. What say you all?