I couldn’t help but notice this ad, placed as it was so provocatively in the middle-class, middle England Times Newspaper (magazine section).
Once I’d managed to take my eyes off the male model’s arse. It’s a very good arse. I wondered what was going on?
The ad is for perfume and the male and female model are both stark bollocks naked, but, this is The Times Newspaper and so you can’t actually see any bollocks.
What really struck me though, was how similar the two models look. They could be brother and sister. They both have a quite androgynous feel to them, their bodies are pretty well the same build, give or take a few muscles, and secondary sexual characteristics are hidden, so they actually appear quite sex-less.
But just in case you were worried about the man’s manhood, the woman is pouring the cologne/water all over the man’s crotch area, producing a kind of waterfall phallus.
I would like to think my analysis here was somehow new and original but I am afraid that as usual Mark ‘Metrosexy’ Simpson got there before me.
In this article below he points to a D and G ad featuring ‘clonosexual’ pairs of same-sex couples, who turn out to be mirror images of each other, bringing narcissism to its natural, self-regarding climax.
This may be another indication of the ‘end of sexuality’. The pair in the Tom Ford ad, like the models/actors throughout Tom Ford’s oeuvre, are kind of asexual/post-sexual.
But if the end of sexuality has as fine an ass as this, I am not going to complain too much.