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February 27, 2006 1:58 PM   Subscribe

Art Frahm gets an update. Ever wanted to see Art Frahm's vintage pinups modernized? With some of those outrageous "Goth Girls" as models? Your wait is over! Now you can see for yourself what happens when those girls in their fishnet stockings and those scandalous dresses have their knickers accidentally fall down to their ankles. (No nudity.)
posted by CrunchyFrog (34 comments total)

 
Not enough updrafts....

... Interesting idea (homage) though.
posted by anastasiav at 2:05 PM on February 27, 2006


Clearly celery is an unstoppable terror and the only logical solution is to ban underwear entirely.
posted by loquacious at 2:08 PM on February 27, 2006


Celery is my hero.
posted by fleetmouse at 2:09 PM on February 27, 2006


Why are their knickers over their stockings?
posted by arcticwoman at 2:12 PM on February 27, 2006


The best one is the last one in shorts. My kinda humor.
posted by sonofsamiam at 2:15 PM on February 27, 2006


It's just not the same without the guy leering and grinning at the unfortunate victim of elastic failure in the background, though.
posted by MegoSteve at 2:18 PM on February 27, 2006


Why are their knickers over their stockings?

Its a question for the ages yes, its lileks, but its on topic, so there
posted by anastasiav at 2:25 PM on February 27, 2006


No, as it turns out I really didn't want to see that.
posted by Wolfdog at 2:33 PM on February 27, 2006


Oh my word. Daddy likee.
posted by geekhorde at 2:35 PM on February 27, 2006


i don't get it. I never did understand frahms' fascination with the falling underwear bit or the celery bit. Is it supposed to be sexy?
posted by TheStorm at 2:44 PM on February 27, 2006


Hahaha. this one is absurd.
posted by delmoi at 2:47 PM on February 27, 2006


Meatbomb approves of panties falling down in public, yessir.

Beaver alert, beaver alert, bare naked beaver this way boys!
posted by Meatbomb at 2:47 PM on February 27, 2006


The Art Frahm paintings are funny enough to begin with, but the image of someone dropping thier baggy polka dotted passionkillers from under a skintight rubber fetish tog is absurdity squared. Thanks for the giggle!
posted by maryh at 3:00 PM on February 27, 2006


posted by TheStorm i don't get it. I never did understand frahms' fascination with the falling underwear bit or the celery bit. Is it supposed to be sexy?

Apparently elastic and rubber were in short supply during the war, so falling underwear was a common occurance and not solely a product of Frahm's imagination despite his curious and fetishistic fascination with the phenomenon.
posted by fandango_matt at 3:02 PM on February 27, 2006


I like how the page of thumbnails cuts off their head and feet.
posted by smackfu at 3:04 PM on February 27, 2006


Those girls suffer in comparison with the (idealized) originals. Would have been better as paintings than photos IMO.
posted by acetonic at 4:12 PM on February 27, 2006


"Skintight rubber fetish tog" is an awesome phrase.
posted by mr_roboto at 4:15 PM on February 27, 2006


Is it just me, or is that pseudo-goth-semi-fetish-post-Club Kid look absolutely the most completely shit fashion movement in all human history?
posted by jack_mo at 4:26 PM on February 27, 2006


i love art frahm's work! the real question for the ages: What the hell is up with freaky tatt-and-peirce goth chicks with black lips and platform buckle boots? not sexy!
posted by kingpixel at 4:27 PM on February 27, 2006


Excellent links, thanks.
posted by gleuschk at 4:28 PM on February 27, 2006


Eck. I like Art's better. The photo versions look entirely manufactured. I know that's part of the joke, but still the models could have at least looked a little bit shocked, instead of, "Oh, look my panties are down!"
posted by snsranch at 5:06 PM on February 27, 2006


jack_mo - yes it is.
A half dozen pieces of metal through your face and genitalia are not going to distract from the fact that you are fat and homely. As a matter of fact it only draws more attention to it.
posted by 2sheets at 5:19 PM on February 27, 2006


Those girls suffer in comparison with the (idealized) originals. Would have been better as paintings than photos IMO.

Eck. I like Art's better. The photo versions look entirely manufactured.

Ditto and ditto. Interesting idea, poor execution.
posted by mrgrimm at 5:39 PM on February 27, 2006


This would be good if they were actually the original models - as they would look today. Like 85 years old with granny panties the size of North Face 4-man Dome tents.
posted by tkchrist at 5:48 PM on February 27, 2006


Neat idea. Failed execution.
posted by qwip at 9:08 PM on February 27, 2006


i really liked that vintage filter he used on some of them. the first two photos with it were pretty awesome.
posted by teishu at 9:50 PM on February 27, 2006


MegoSteve: I was leering, if that helps.

Despite likin' the gothy gals, the first, straighter looking model pulls it off best (And resembles Neko Case, so like, a kajillion extra points to her); unintentional exhibitionism is what gives Frahm's stuff its zing.

When the subject is in on the joke ("Like, I was thinking that it could be rilly empowering, y'know?") it falls flat.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 10:56 PM on February 27, 2006


I liked (most of) 'em.
posted by OmieWise at 6:24 AM on February 28, 2006


I like the one with Anne Marie. She is always great to work with. I've got some of my best shots with a photoshoot with her.
posted by JJ86 at 9:17 AM on February 28, 2006


  Why are their knickers over their stockings?


Panties always go over stockings.

I used to hate it when girls I would hook up with would be wearing spectacular stockings with a garter belt and their knickers trapped stupidly underneath the whole affair.

If you want to wear them home in one piece, panties go on last so they can come off first.
posted by crabintheocean at 3:45 PM on February 28, 2006


^ Amen brotha
posted by bizwank at 4:15 PM on February 28, 2006


Damn straight.

By the way, this is not just for the convenience of my nearest and dearest, but for me. The first time a woman stands in a public restroom stall, bursting for a pee but unable to release her panties from the snarled prison of lace and clasps, she learns that panties go on the outside of the suspenders.

Always.
posted by Elsa at 4:56 PM on February 28, 2006


Uhh....then why wear them at all if all that polyesther is smashed up against your cooch anyway? Why bother?
posted by tristeza at 7:59 PM on February 28, 2006


I do believe that this is the configuration they have in mind, tristeza.

Outside of a community of fetishists, pantyhose are mostly a turnoff.
posted by mr_roboto at 9:26 PM on February 28, 2006


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