Sep 15, 2008

S&M The Vote!

First there was "Rock the Vote."
Then "Vote or Die."
Now it's "Seduce the Vote?"
No, actually it's "Declare Yourself"

Jessica Alba stars in one of the raunchy, mutilation, kinda-topless, bondage ad campaign designed to get young people to vote Nov. 4.

The illiterate star of such gems as "Good Luck Chuck, The Love Guru, and the Fantastic Four movies was shot with heavy eye makeup and black bondage tape across her mouth and chest. (hey, look, I don't know if she's actually illiterate - but her filmography suggests that she doesn't actually read the scripts.)

The pictures include the tag "Only You Can Silence Yourself," and Alba, 27, claims they "really resonate" with the issue of voter registration.
"If you don't register and vote and make a difference, and hopefully change the bad things that are happening in our country, you are essentially just binding and muzzling yourself," she explained. "We sign up for MySpace pages and Facebook pages, and download music off the internet. The least people can do is register to vote online, actually making a difference in their world, not just making their lives a little bit cooler."

Sure, and I like looking at Jessica Alba. But what I don't see is how evoking the Saw movie imagery, and insane torture gets young people to the polls? Maybe you can figure that out for me? Her picture is the most tame, by the way. Most have mutilated fish hooks or surgical procedures on mouths - you know, silencing them... Which even that's kind of stupid. I vote with my hands. Shouldn't you have bondage tape on your hands... and even then, what about voting with your feet? Don't most people "move to Canada" when their ticket loses?

Here's the link. I guess you can register to vote there? The campaign isn't clear on that point. If you dig the S&M images, I wouldn't suggest that you use any of these images as your wallpaper at work.

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