Sunday, December 19, 2010

pammy

Simon Hattenstone's article in yesterdays Guardian has reaffirmed my absolute love for Pamela Anderson. And in turn my absolute love for this series of photographs taken by Juergen Teller for the Vivienne Westwood SS09 advertisements. You can imagine the fun that Vivienne, Pammy, Juergen and Andreas (Mr Westwood) must have had messing about at Anderson's trailer park home and creating photographs. My favourite from the series (which sadly I can't find on the internet..) is of Pammy deep in concentration with her nose in the pages of Plato, her nipples just in sight at the bottom of the shot under some sheer knitwear. Apparently Viv's husband had a copy and she insisted on being photographed with it. Girl knows exactly how to control her image-she also stood behind photographer Perou on the Guardian shoot and made him delete the shots she didn't like.



I suppose Pammy has been on my brain over the last week after reading Chuck Klostermann's appalling chapter in his 'low culture manifesto' Sex, Drugs and Cocoa Pops which was deeply offensive and punctuated the whole way through with statements about how lots of intellectual men love that Pamela Anderson is a slut because it means they can fantasise about her 'lecherously and ironically.' Except that Klostermann misses the point entirely because Pamela Anderson is an intellectual match to any of the men who pine after her because it helps them to feel more clever. Either way, before this turns into some pop culture Pammy essay, I think she's great. Mostly because she is a true representation of human beings and as much as people judge her or make perceptions about her personality, she will always slip out of the way and avoid being pigeonholed. She proves that you can never make assumptions about other human beings, and that really you don't need to. Easier said than done but it's an important one to remember.
God Bless Pammy and God bless America.

12 comments:

Fashion Queen said...

What a cool combination.

elisabeth said...

brilliant post!!
always loved Pam because she doesnt try to pretend to be something she is, she's always so bluntly honest and she has a wicked sense of humour. would LOVED to have been a fly on the wall when those photos were taken!

Stephanie said...

Aw, but I would love to read a pop culture Pammy essay! I think she's wonderfully tacky and fun. I read Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs a while ago (I was like, 15) and even then it annoyed me--I hope she gets the last laugh.

Le garçon avec les lunettes, said...

amazing immages!!!

WendyB said...

Thanks for the link to the article...love it.

Stefanie said...

Also she's Canadian

Anonymous said...

Just curious, what made you conclude that Pamela is an intellectual? And how is she more of an intellectual than the men who adore her?

Kate said...

I love them both! Even more when they are together! x

Meagan said...

She's Canadian! God bless North America?

Anonymous said...

just noticed you didn't do the xmas advent blogging thing you always do! gutted!

Mystery Bruises said...

these photos are wild, i love them! and i am in love with your blog! i could stalk you for hours! Merry Christmas xx

www.mysterybruises.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Word. Chuck Klosterman is awful. Long live Pam Anderson. Do you remember when she had a column in Jane magazine? I remember her writing about how she wanted to make Hep C awareness more sexy, so she was going to market bikinis that were cut from a liver-print fabric. <3 her!!