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May 26, 2005

The Queen of Chavdom


The Flea's passion for Beckham media made it impossible to ignore reports of a Posh Spice nude calendar appearance. But Flea-readers asked: where be the photos? I was forced to reiterate my rock hard commitment to maintaining standards on non-objectification and that commitment will stand proud for as long as I am publisher of the Flea (Time-Warner, make me an offer).

But then I thought: where be Victoria Beckham's own performativity and representation of self in this then? The Flea could hardly stand in the way of Posh and Becks' parodic expression of wealth and dialogical relationship to gender roles. Plus, those glasses really work for me. The small issue of not being able to find images from the forthcoming "4 Inches" calendar may have also played a part.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at May 26, 2005 05:57 AM

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Ahhh - finally. All is right in the world - the sun shines and the earth turns. And if you squint, she kind of looks like SNL's Tina Fey!

Posted by: rick mcginnis [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 26, 2005 08:44 AM