I’m a healthy young man who can appreciate the female body, hell, it’s what I live for. But when something is shoved in my face and leaves little to the imagination, well, it kinda takes the shine off things. As is the case with these two Dollhouse promo pix of Eliza Dushku practically naked. Click to make big (erm, so to speak):
I’m sorry, has it really come to this, the show hasn’t even started yet and we’ve already hit last base? There’s nothing *wrong* with this photo per se, if they were for some random show I wouldn’t mind so much because I wouldn’t care so much (about the show). I just think that the first photo gives the wrong image for the DH, but then perhaps I’ve got the wrong show? I’m sure there are those who will take one look and instantly proclaim them as being works of “art”. Pfft. It’s Eliza Dushku posing semi-naked, art, is so much more than lying in a freezing pool of water with little or no clothes.
Whilst the above photo is more tasteful, my concern is that the marketing dept. have run out of ideas and so they’re using the tried and tested “sex sells” angle. It’s weak, and it validates my earlier observations. I used to think that this show was about more than Eliza Dusku getting her clothes off, I really did. It’s good to incorporate sex into a show, but this is another example of DH being too quick outta the gate (so to speak).
I hope Feb 13 comes along soon, because at this rate I’m losing the will to blog about Dollhouse with “Fringe” and “Lost” on the horizon. Don’t get me wrong, I support the show, but Echo has suddenly lost all mystery. If they need sex to sell this show then that is cause for concern.
Truthfully, in case you couldn’t tell, It’s really not that serious, and in another context I would applaud the bravado, but this just seems like trying too hard..or rather, being too easy.
*I should add, that I’m quite surprised Fox have sanctioned these – assuming they’re official, that is. The photo with Dushku’s nipples on display (lol, did I just say that?) appear to be from this shoot (bottom photo) taken a few months back, whilst the one where she’s lying on her stomach looks like a completely new set. So yeah, looks official.
By the way, if you want to see how you can do a sexy, yet classy, photo-shoot, check these out (especially if you’re a “Fringe” or Anna Torv fan). As an aside, isn’t it funny how the same network can get it so right with one show, but make such a mess of another? Ah, the wonders of life..
Pix Credit: TruFan-Eliza