Turn up the eight-track
I'm pulling the wig down from the shelf
Suddenly I'm this punk rock star
of stage and screen
and I ain't never
I'm never turning back
Was going to reply to a comment from Neo about the Suicide Girls/Playboy.com deal, since I'd thought it included just the web site, not the print edition. And, searching for confirmation instead of just spouting off as usual, managed to find out where I'd originally read about the arrangement, at Boing Boing:
Playboy online just launched a new feature, "Suicide Girl of the week." I heard about plans for the syndication launch last week from SG founder Sean in LA, and I understand this is the first time Playboy has ever syndicated another site's
contentnudes directly on playboy.com (thanks, Michael). An interesting development, given SG's humble, indie dot-com beginnings. BoingBoing reader matt rhodes says, "You can see the thread on the SG board here and the Playboy boards are here. From what I gather, there is some degree of bitching on the Playboy boards. They don't seem to want their nudes with tattoos and piercings."
Nope, can't possibly satirize that.
Any road up, comments from the models in the SG board link up there, and comments from some former models at sgirls: About other sites, which includes this:
And, yeah, the contracts to become Suicide Girls legally sell our photosets to SG Services, Inc. for all eternity. So if they wanted to, they could put me in Playboy or on punkteenwhores.com. It's a pretty standard modeling contract.
I find this both utterly appalling and completely unsurprising.
So it's rather a good thing that I've been awake entirely too long, sparing you a long, incoherent (more so than normal) rant about D.I.Y. and the punk ethos and how "a pretty standard modeling contract" is precisely the opposite of what alternaporn is meant to be and. . . see? Instead you get a short, incoherent rant. You're welcome.
Found the link to that thread in the comments for The Porn Post at Alexander Payne -- don't bother hitting the link, the post isn't particularly interesting.
Neither is this one, although the description of the (cropped) image as "repulsive. The opposite of attractive" speaks volumes about the author.
Was about to say that finding those indicates that Google is not your friend, but it's possibly more accurate to say that Google is your friend who tells you things you might not want to hear, but definitely should.
Or, I should try getting some sleep.