Andrej Pejic is the cover star on Serbian Elle's January 2013 cover. Andrej is also a man. The cover marks a first for the magazine. Previously, Elle featured trans model Lea T on its Brazilian cover. The same year, in 2011, Barnes and Noble censored a different magazine cover featuring a bare-chested Pejic.
This must be especially sweet for Andrej, though. The model fled Serbia in 1999 as a refugee to Australia. It was in Melbourne, while working at a McDonald’s at age 17, that he was discovered. Revenge is chic.
“You’re not gonna be ‘no-homo’ and then call yourself pretty and say, “swag swag swag, swag swag, swag swag.” That is a gay black attitude. You cannot tell me it isn’t. GAY MEN INVENTED SWAG.”—Mykki Blanco
Yoko Ono gorgeously covers Katy Perry’s “Firework.” Moving.
One of the most iconic music videos of all time gets the Interweb’s highest honor: the cat treatment. I reached Jonas Åkerlund for comment; he called the YouTube video “Purr-fect!” (I just made that up).
Classic “Rock the Vote” ad from Madonna to celebrate Election Day. Her eyebrows may have changed, but her backup dancers’ outfits are still my fashion inspiration. “Freedom of speech is as good as sex” was almost my high school senior quote.
All that marble looks really cold.
Don’t mess with a snap diva, from Marlon Rigg’s 1989 documentary “Tongues Untied.” Wouldn’t the presidential debates be so much better if the candidates could refute statements with a snap-snap?
I never did marching band, and in fact, never went to a high school football game. Hell, “Hollaback Girl” was my least favorite Gwen Stefani song. But this marching band salute to video-games is incredible. Don’t miss for the segment with the horse around 6:00.
Spin Magazine released a comprehensive list of the 50 Biggest White Girl Rap Moments of All Time, including Uffie’s trendsetting "Pop the Glock" and Madonna’s "American Life" rap (“I do yoga and Pilates, and the room is full of hotties, so I’m checkin’ out the bodies and you know I’m satisfied.”) But they left off one piece of 2001 kitsch.
The highlight of “Ghost World,” a bomb of a movie following two outsider girls (including a not-yet sexy Scarlett Johansson) post-high school, is the graduation rap. You’re welcome.
No more education / It’s time for celebration.
Cause this is the day of our high school graduation
Yeah we stayed for the duration / Achieved matriculation
Now we’re the newest members of the general populaTION!
At least “birth certificate” is no longer a Bingo space. Happy debate watching!
Obama’s got 99 problems, but Mitt ain’t one.
As a child, my family couldn’t quite place my insatiable obsession with Angela Lansbury. I adored the movie “Bedknobs and Broomsticks” (Substitutiary Locomotion! Hello!) and treasured staying home from school to watch “Murder She Wrote.” Angela is a classy diva who doesn’t have any more fucks to give. The living legend, 86, is this season’s cover star of fashion magazine The Gentlewoman, sister publication to Fantastic Man and published by the makers of BUTT Magazine. Here, Angela wears pervy photographer Terry Richardson’s trademark frames. You go, Angela. You go.
FIONA APPLE = MADDY FERGUSON = CRIMINAL
Jehovah’s Witness had a simple mission: to stop deaf people from masturbating. Luckily the Internet set the clip to R. Kelly’s classic “Ignition (Remix)” to stellar results.
Above is an ad from the Swedish postal service urging people to complete change-of-address forms. Sounds boring, right? Watch the commercial and try to imagine the U.S. Postal Service creating the same type of advertisement. The end copy reads “Today Kjell lives with Britt-Marie. Don’t miss any important mail. Make sure to get forward delivery when you move.” (c/o Queerty)