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23 May 2011 @ 03:03 pm
The Partial Monty  
From Andrew Sullivan, this Dutch ad which featured a progressively stripping fat man. Unlike Andrew, though, we don't need "reassurance" that he didn't take it to the limit. Because that would have been awesome. Unfortunately the whole theme of the ad is that the viewer *wants* the model to stop stripping.

LID: landscapeinlaterdays on May 23rd, 2011 08:45 pm (UTC)
These are things of beauty and joys forever.

Love the expressions on his face, too, especially the 2nd and last ones.
men_in_fullmen_in_full on May 24th, 2011 01:29 am (UTC)
I know! It made me so sad to see the negative cast of the ad campaign. I was like, all, MOAR PLEEZ!!1!

trilobitestrilobites on May 23rd, 2011 08:59 pm (UTC)
If they try this somewhere else, maybe we can all chip in to purchase the advert space for the next installments in the sequence instead...?
Sarahtresjolie9 on May 24th, 2011 12:56 am (UTC)
Honestly, any big and tall men's stores that can hire the same model? Have him wearing a nicer shirt and pair of pants? Possibly have him model a tuxedo?

Change the ad to something for nice clothing in large men's sizes and show large men looking proud in what they are wearing.

men_in_full: opera goersmen_in_full on May 24th, 2011 01:30 am (UTC)
Swimsuits too!
men_in_fullmen_in_full on May 24th, 2011 01:30 am (UTC)
Hee, that might be too much even for the Netherlands ...
maxauburn: Oh My Word!maxauburn on May 23rd, 2011 10:03 pm (UTC)
OMG.. that man is gorgeous!!

men_in_fullmen_in_full on May 24th, 2011 01:31 am (UTC)
He is darling. Too bad Andrew Sullivan didn't appreciate him properly.
mellifluous_ink on May 23rd, 2011 10:41 pm (UTC)
I think this only reminds me how much I hate that modern fashion means people wear their pants below the ventre. :( Everyone looks better with trousers at the actual waist, especially zaftig men.
men_in_fullmen_in_full on May 24th, 2011 01:32 am (UTC)
Especially with suits and other formal dress-wear. Suspenders and above-the-waist are the way to go!
mellifluous_ink on May 24th, 2011 01:37 am (UTC)
Absolutely. It's difficult to try and hide one's feminine body shape and pass as male, but if I have to choose between well-fitting clothes and looking male I will choose in favour of sartorial bliss every time, and other people's ideas about how I must prove my gender be damned!

I long--LONG--to dress my husband in a proper-fitting suit. He himself is a large fellow, even when he hits his target weight he will still be built like a strapping highland lad. *fans himself*
oakmouseoakmouse on May 23rd, 2011 10:46 pm (UTC)
The campaign with its implied fat hatred is awful, but the pictures are a delight!
men_in_fullmen_in_full on May 24th, 2011 01:33 am (UTC)
I know. Sometimes I get tired of "crumbs," you know? I want the whole pie - IOW an ad campaign, or a movie, something like that where the fat guy is portrayed as *sexy* and *gorgeous.*
mellifluous_ink on May 24th, 2011 01:39 am (UTC)
This is why I write, basically--because I'm tired of the lack of variety in stories, the fact that everyone is thin, everyone is white, everyone is straight, cis, etc etc etc. I can't find something I want to read--so I write it.
Steffirecat on May 24th, 2011 12:50 am (UTC)
I'm glad that's not near my neighborhood because it would interfere with my driving.
men_in_fullmen_in_full on May 24th, 2011 01:32 am (UTC)
eviltarutaru on May 24th, 2011 06:10 pm (UTC)
shadowolf1970shadowolf1970 on May 25th, 2011 12:03 am (UTC)
the biggest problem I have with this is that it's intended to evoke a negative reaction in people. This is a disturbing trend in advertising that my partners and I have noticed. For instance Subway has a commercial where a large man is eating a berger while lying in a hammock, then it breaks. Sorry for the rant but it's a pet peeve of mine..
redreplicantredreplicant on May 26th, 2011 01:07 am (UTC)
My goodness, he is such a tease!
piowapuffpiowapuff on May 26th, 2011 05:18 am (UTC)
taunt taunt
tease, wink
piowapuffpiowapuff on May 26th, 2011 05:22 am (UTC)
love the photos
hate that we're supposed to be disgusted by the guy.
I'm old enough to remember a horrible "joke" poster, which showed thin blond girl (Farrah Fawcett type, probably) with little arrows pointing to different parts of her body, saying how fab she was, smelt wonderful, etc., and then a larger girl with the same arrows saying ugly negative things.
I always wondered why the girl did such a humiliating poster. she was fine in looks but was posed badly, and the poster was an affront to all decency.
Oh no, it's "goblin" spelled backwards!!!: man-wichraal44 on May 31st, 2011 08:08 pm (UTC)
Adorable face!
bikhoda: cyrus goldbikhoda on June 1st, 2011 04:40 am (UTC)
Icon love!

And yeah, he actually looks like he's having fun, like he's saying, "Come on, you know you want to see more."
Oh no, it's "goblin" spelled backwards!!!raal44 on June 2nd, 2011 09:37 pm (UTC)
It's like he can read my mind.

and thanks, I like it to
A Trollish Stripperstrippertroll on June 2nd, 2011 10:52 pm (UTC)
lol I like!
credencedawg.wordpress.comcredencedawg.wordpress.com on August 16th, 2011 08:57 pm (UTC)
we're waiting
ok, we're not advertising, are they going to keep their part of the bargain? More! :)
men_in_fullmen_in_full on August 30th, 2011 07:23 pm (UTC)
Re: we're waiting
We can only hope.
Pleiadespleiadeslion on August 21st, 2011 05:19 pm (UTC)
Hey meninfull :) I sent you an email to the gmail address asking if you'd be interested in being interviewed for the next issue of Filament about loving fat guys. Not sure if you got it. Would be rocking to hear back from you as soon as you can, either way.
men_in_fullmen_in_full on September 22nd, 2011 06:35 pm (UTC)
Sorry, I didn't check my e-mail in a very timely fashion. You've probably finished with the issue! Thanks for thinking of me, though.
rinnzekete bee beeriverblood on September 16th, 2011 07:43 am (UTC)
Thought you might want to see this!
I didn't see an ask box on the Tumblr so I thought I might link you to this here. http://hipstersofsize.tumblr.com/post/2971871132 I think you will find it interesting! (I love the blog by the way :) )
men_in_fullmen_in_full on September 22nd, 2011 06:35 pm (UTC)
Re: Thought you might want to see this!
Thanks for letting me know - I just posted it on tumblr, and gave you a h/t. Thanks also for letting me know that I didn't have "Ask me" enabled. That's fixed now.
Franz "tummibear" Brown (John Porthos Falstaff): Franz Brown artist Sidekick Laughingtummibear on August 8th, 2012 11:14 pm (UTC)
Funny how some of your saw this ad campaign as negative while others seem to have been delighted by it.
I think it was done with humor and was effective, perhaps. Obviously many viewers did not want him to stop stripping. WHAT A HOOT!