Gallery: Chasing the Elusive ‘Slut Face’

The Misanthropologist is on the move today, rolling up my sleeves and going into the field. Last week, I asked if such a thing as “Slut Face” existed or if you’d ever encountered that “blank but direct” expression.

Since then, I’ve been collecting examples/drunk. These are they.

Please note: as a female of the species, I am aware of the implicit misogyny in calling a woman a slut (though interestingly, many of the comments on the original post were enthusiastic affirmatives that you have indeed seen Slut Face, and on whom you have seen it).

With respect to that, I am 1) not calling anyone here a slut, only taking specific facial expressions and demonstrating how they reflect this probably non-existent condition and 2) endeavoring to identify the features of Slut Face. Again, I am not commenting on the moral virtue of the those contained within the gallery–after all, Keira Knightly strikes me as a classy broad, but whenever she hits the red carpet, she makes this vacuous, non-threatening but sexually suggestive slack-jawed sex-hunger face and so…

Anyway, yeah, the intention is not to disparage any of these women (except maybe Audrina).

All images from various Google Image searches, conducted while extremely, extremely drunk.

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    • nolalola27

      Haha oh, ceiling eyes. You poor thing. That chick hasn’t been present for the past 2 years, she’s probably going to wake up at some point and be like “I’m 30? What happened? I have vague fever dream memories of shiny dresses and my mom making some kind of video?”

      Regarding the theme, it looks like slut face is indicated by arched eyebrows, open mouths, and sleepy eyes. Which really just looks like DTF, which I guess is how many people characterize a slut. Still. Eh.

    • Candy

      That’s not Stacy from Daria, that’s Sandy. Stacy was the one with the pigtails, but kudos for even remembering that show.

      • Elizabeth Richard

        DRUNK TYPO. It has been corrected. Thank you.

    • Ashley Cardiff

      Agree completely with Amalthea: http://www.maevan.com/knit/amalref3.jpg. She looked way classier as a unicorn.

    • Women’s rights

      How can you not put Amanda Bynes in this list! She’s the ultimate slutfaced girl in the world.

    • G

      I dunno I think some of it’s an expression, but it also has to do with facial features. For example, if I tried to imitate a slut face, I think I would just get “high face”.

    • LE

      Maybe this is just the remainder of Halloween talking, but they look like sex zombies. Cooooooock.

    • Emily

      I was out and about today and I looked a girl and at first I couldn’t put my finger on it, but the girl had a slut face. And I found that she didn’t have a blank, sex-hungered face, but I could just tell. It was as if I could see into her soul and tell, just based on the way her face was made.
      I think it comes from attitude, for the most part. If you have a certain attitude, no matter what that attitude is, it will show in your face. If you’re a slut, it will show in your face, most of the time. Also, her eyes were very sunken in and had dark circles. I don’t know if that had something to do with it, but it seemed like it enhanced her slut-face aura.
      I am just generalizing some of my reasons as to her slut-face-ness, but I genuinely think she had a slut face.

    • Stefanie

      It’s interesting, I feel almost like it should be renamed something like ‘Sexpot face’ – it’s just that generic expression of ‘Come and get me boys’ – a la Marilyn Monroe. Really, if we’re looking at the individual characteristics: groomed brows, sleepy eyes, slightly open mouth, Monroe started this damn thing.

      • Ashley Cardiff

        I’m all for a re-brand–maybe Sessy Face.

      • Kate

        I believe Jezebel calls this look “sexy face” if that floats your boat.

      • BL

        I agree! I posted on the original post, and I think a rebranding is in order. Also for further examples, I would argue that all Victoria Secret models wear the Sexpot face.

    • bodo

      this was great ilu <3

    • Leah

      How fucking hammered were you when you wrote this?

      “…like the camera is made of delicious peen.”

      HILARIOUS! And I’m only half-fucking hammered!

    • Faye

      I don’t think alcohol makes you this funny. I think being a fucking mad scientist weirdo maniac like E Richard is the explanation.

    • Imogen

      In fairness, I dont think Audrina has a slut face. Or looks like a slut. She looks like one of those vacuous, nothing-to-her-personality faces, who would meet a guy and not really be sure if she wanted to sleep with him or not, until her friend told her she def shld, he was ‘so totally hot, uh huh, omg i wld’, and then she wld. More for the status of having slept with him.
      Does you see the distinction?

    • Anna

      I feel sorry for you. You seem kind of bitter and resentful of other women. You appear to deny women any sexual agency, although you mask it as ‘humor’.

    • Larissa

      I told my husband about this and your other article, and he is adamant I post. The slut face does exist, he has seen it and I have seen it. I lived in Russia and Ukraine for several years and the women there are devoid of any emotion or real expression, yes they have the blank but direct expression. Probably b/c women are discriminated against in the work place there big time and they can only survive by finding a foreign man (Ukraine is second to thailand for sex tourism and mail order brides, fyi). They also wear lots of heavy makeup and never smile. The slut faces you have posted are not real slut faces, though yes some look slutty, the girls in Eastern Europe do not pout or pucker up, they literally have that blank, almost dead inside, expression that makes them look like they are only hunting for sex and money. Seriously google ukrainian and russian woman and you will see it.

    • Odbery

      Mirren, Bush and hamster = gold. Megan Fox made me laugh too, but for an entirely different reason. And while I do really like her, and think she seems like a nice girl, Elisha Cuthbert makes a mean slut face.

    • Dawn

      HIlarious.