Making the Mold: SuicideGirls and the New Aesthetic

Editorial by Misty Rampart

all images property of SuicideGirls-used with permission

What constitutes beautiful has and always will change with time. Today, a very special breed of woman is beginning to tear down the established order of what is sexy with a distinctive look, one that is fierce but tender, sexy but not skanky. The SuicideGirls www.suicidegirls.com have, for over 10 years, turned modeling upside down with their fresh vision of the female form, one that is painted, pierced and powerful.

About SuicideGirls:

With a vibrant, sex positive community of women (and men), SuicideGirls was founded on the belief that creativity, personality and intelligence are not incompatible with sexy, compelling entertainment, and millions of people agree. The site mixes the smarts, enthusiasm and DIY attitude of the best music and alternative culture sites with an unapologetic, grassroots approach to sexuality.

In the same way Playboy Magazine became a beacon and guide to the swinging bachelor of the 1960s, SuicideGirls is at the forefront of a generation of young women and men whose ideals about sexuality do not conform with what mainstream media is reporting.

Although started as a two person operation out of a loft in downtown Portland, OR in 2001, in five short years SuicideGirls has grown its audience to over 5 million unique visitors a month. With hundreds of thousands of subscribers, over a thousand models, a successful book and DVD in stores and a new clothing line, there’s no telling what diabolical plan SG will next come up with to separate you from your hard earned money.

– suicidegirls.com

Unapologetic is the way to go, to truly make your own mold and say to hell with what everyone else is doing. Risk is daring and daring is sexy, and sexy, in any form, sells. But SG tends to hold itself to a higher ideal, one that Pink Litter subscribes to as well: refusing to be considered safe or mainstream, and while we acknowledge we’re not for everyone, we experience the thrilling rush of being somewhat unique in our own way and that’s truly liberating, both sexually and intellectually.

And the girls of SG are certainly unique, and each part of a growing army, now over 1,000 strong. New models are continuously added—elected as it were by the members of the site, which makes for a refreshingly democratic experience for all.

Mixed with smart and engaging pop culture, entertainment, interview and thought, SG is ultra-hip but has also proved enduring. Youth and beauty are always about the now, yet SG’s is not an aesthetic that’s a fad, but is here to stay. Poetics teaches us that truth is beauty, but in this case beauty becomes truth in a context that is distinguishingly real.

To find out more about SG visit http://suicidegirls.com/press/.

Misty Rampart

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