Sense & Sensuality

...sex, succulence, spirit. And some satire and sarcasm. But not as much. This is the yummy page.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Female* sexual desire and/or beauty appreciation week: the saga continues

(archiving here)

Liya Kebede


Lauren Ambrose objectifying Mena Suvari in "Six Feet Under"


(*personally would also welcome expressions of queer/genderqueer desire by not-necessarily-female persons)

...has been informally declared and is being celebrated, among other places, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.

Since I'm both lazy this week and in awe of this woman's efforts to display the gorgeous, week after week, I'm going to kick this off by both paying her homage and shamelessly lifting some of my favorite images from her treasure trove (hope that's all right). Yes, she has way, way more where these came from--98 pages' worth of women alone, and a whole passel of gentlemen (almost as many as women), and art pics to boot. Thanks, skywardprodigal, you are an inspiration, truly.

You can also see my contributions to earlier versions of this celebration on my other page. Also see this recent post for teh slash, I guess.

Most of the following, then, are cribbed shamelessly from skywardprodigal, with a few additions of my own, can't be arsed to remember for positive which now alas--a Maggie Cheung, I think, Aishwarya Rai, and some Alex Kingston. (ETA: and Rachel Weisz, and Grace Park, and Kera Knightley, and...screw it, I lost track. sorry if I broke anyone's Internets).

Sunna Gottshalk


Freema Agyeman


Lauren Ambrose


Grace Park


Patricia Clarkson


Justina Machado


Evan Rachel Wood


Eve Myles


Nichelle Nichols


Aishwarya Rai


Lucy Lawless


Sheryl Lee Ralph


Rachel Weisz


Naoko Mori


Alex Kingston


Wang Wenquin


Frances Conroy


Kiera Knightley


Lisa Nicole Carson


Mumaith Khan


Mena Suvari


Renee Cox


Sandra Oh


Heidi Klum


Gong Li


Josephine Rukia


Michelle Forbes


Tina Baltzer


Aimee Mullins


Maggie Cheung


Pam Grier


Joan Chen


Michelle Rodriguez


Deborah Ann Woll


Sophia Myles




Julie Nicol


Caroline Chikezie


Madhuri Dixit


Katee Sackhoff & Mary McDonnell


Meryl Streep & Anne Hathaway


Omahyra Mota & friend


Anna Cleveland and Pat Cleveland


Candis Cayne and Cyndi Lauper


Maggie Cheung & co-star


Omahyra Mota and Boyd Holbrook


Helen Mirren and Olivier Martinez


Aimee Mullins & Matthew Barney ("Cremaster")



Carmen Del'Orifice & friend


Evan Rachel Wood and friend


Indira Varma and Sarita Choudhury




Brandi Quinones & friends


Gena Rowlands

10 Comments:

  • At 6:13 PM, Blogger Bugsy said…

    Female sensuality is the signal as well as symbolic of human potential and liberation. The resistance and objections to that show the effect of the patriarchial system that has dought to keep domesticated the female as part of their commoditization of their environment for their exploitation.

    Vive la passion!

     
  • At 9:16 PM, Blogger Neko-Onna said…

    I knew about Fetch Me My Axe via the feminist blogosphere, but why, oh why hadn't I heard of this blog sooner? Sunna is just amazingly beautiful, and Boyd Holbrook- I think I'm in love! A man in lipstick... There is nothing better on this Earth, I tell ya! You've got a good eye.

     
  • At 2:25 PM, Blogger Roland Hulme said…

    You have Alex Kingston in there twice, but that's okay 'cos she rocks.

     
  • At 5:11 PM, Blogger belledame222 said…

    RH: She does indeed. Lauren Ambrose, Omahyra Mota and Aimee Mullins are also represented a couple of times each. Too much of a good thing is never enough, or something.

    NO: Probably because I hardly ever update here; these days it's mostly just a repository for objectificationcake threads. anyway, thanks! Glad you like.

     
  • At 3:32 AM, Blogger Deepa said…

    Thank you so much for visiting and pointing me to the Carnival of progressive Christians.
    This is my first visit to your blog and find it very interesting :-)
    I am surprised that you have Aishwarya Rai and Madhuri Dixit in this list. They are no doubt beautiful women BUT they seem almost 'asexual' in their films. Aish more than Madhuri. Guess you have the advantage of not seeing any of their films? :-D Or am I wrong there?

     
  • At 4:03 AM, Blogger belledame222 said…

    Hey, Deepa, welcome. No, you're right, I haven't really seen them in action/films much, just publicity shots and snippets, mostly. Some of the other actors here too are probably...well, it's funny, you know, ultimately people read what they want to read in celebrities, I think. A lot of peoples' crushes I don't get at -all-, but well, there's always something.

    glad you like the blog; I should update more often. In general I'm a lot more active on my other blog,

    Fetch me my axe.

     
  • At 1:57 PM, Anonymous Generic Viagra said…

    Justina Machado looks so well in that dress. she is like my idol, and when we talk about sensuality she knows how to manage that term.

     
  • At 4:04 PM, Blogger Kold_Kadavr_flatliner said…

    Sex is only for Heaven, dear, if you're not married; Upstairs, however, you can have me as your personal servant (and SEXtillions more of the young men you so desire for the length of eternity). I wanna give you everything and more in Heaven and, to do that, we must wait, Miss Gorgeous. God hears the longings of thy heart; God gladly rewards those who're faithfull. PS The blog ‘closenmyeyes’ is how I wanna serve you in the Eternal Great Beyond. God bless you.

     
  • At 7:22 PM, Blogger Medusa's Arrow said…

    Beautiful photos. I hope you don't mind me plugging this here but I'm a sex workers rights advocate and woman of color. I've been getting SEVERELY harassed by a racist, anti-porn feminist and I've finally decided to speak out. Thank you.

    http://medusasarrow.blogspot.com/2011/06/racist-anti-porn-feminists.html

     
  • At 2:59 AM, Anonymous Joy said…

    @roland
    she real rocks

     

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