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Tightbooth Production: He looks a bit ashamed

Being shocking for the sake of being shocking? I’m pretty sure that fell out of fashion a long time ago? Are things different in Japan?

I look at this dude and can’t help wondering if, behind the proud white beard, suede cap and architect’s specs, he looks a tiny bit ashamed. I wonder if this assignment came as a bit of a shock?

A mixture of male melancholy and hardcore lesbian sex isn’t something you see every day.

I’ve often queried the practical application of certain clothing designs (yes, X looks cool, but when would you actually wear it?) But these tees from Tightbooth Production take things to a new level of NO. I can think of zero occasions when the obvious choice would be a t-shirt featuring two women going to town on another’s anus.

Don’t get me wrong. I’m no prude. I believe the act of love to a be a beautiful thing, between two, or more, consenting adults. In fact just yesterday, over an otherwise sophisticated luncheon in Primrose Hill, I made my girl spit out her hummus with tales of internet prolapse porn. But there’s a time and a place. And the place for three ladies who love each other very much is not a t-shirt.

Aside from anything else, you’d offend the world. Of course, I can see the images have been chucked through Photomosh, and the closer you get, the less distinct the ‘nography. But, let’s face it, you’d have to be blind not to see all the bits.

Think of the children. I don’t even like children, but I definitely wouldn’t like to try and explain why the ladies are smiling into each other’s poo holes.

All of which makes me assume Tightbooth Production are just dealing out the old porno playing cards again for shock value. But is it really that shocking? Or just a little sad?

You’d have thought producing t-shirts you can’t wear anywhere might not be the smartest of moves. But over at Digital Mountain they appear to be selling fast. Maybe I’ve underestimated the market for this rubbish. Time to dig out the old Animal Farm VHS and see if VistaPrint will help me out.

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