Topic: Maxim

Photoshop Of Horrors: Maxim Magazine’s Actually Impossible Standard Of Beauty

Photoshop Of Horrors: Maxim Magazine's Actually Impossible Standard Of Beauty

One of the more harmful and easy to identify problems with lad mags is the specific kind of sexuality they trade in. Maxim and their ilk all present an impossible standard of female beauty, showcasing an interchangeable cast of buxom women staring up at the reader in lingerie, with their trim waists and long flowinng fantasy hair, perpetually parted lips and impossibly shiny skin… More »

Christina Aguilera Poses In Her Underwear For Maxim, Flaunts Stunning Weight Loss Or Whatever

Christina Aguilera Poses In Her Underwear For Maxim, Flaunts Stunning Weight Loss Or Whatever

In what is usually an unapologetic gambit for pop culture relevance, a famous female celebrity has posed in her underwear for a ladmag. While we have no objection to posing in underwear (ladmags are another story), we’re not going to pretend it’s a career decision that hinges on celebrating one’s body, taking control of one’s sexuality or just having a great underwear time in front of strange people with cameras. It does, however, have a lot to do with generating blog posts exactly like this one. More »

Ruthie Camden Poses For Maxim, Which Is Probably Worse Than The Time Simon Camden Killed Someone

Ruthie Camden Poses For Maxim, Which Is Probably Worse Than The Time Simon Camden Killed Someone

Well there’s a good chance that you woke up this morning with a hankering to know what happened to Mackenzie Rosman, the precocious child star who played Ruthie Camden on 7th Heaven back in the mid ’00s. And that’s why I’m so happy to share this exciting news with you. The now 23-year-oldrecently posed in her underwear for Maxim. Why? I’m not 100% sure. Maybe she woke up one day with a hankering to make people uncomfortable since we pretty much only know her as a child star who fell off the face of the earth. More »

Danielle Fishel (a.k.a. Topanga) Shows Off How Little She Has Aged In Maxim

Danielle Fishel (a.k.a. Topanga) Shows Off How Little She Has Aged In Maxim

To help promote her upcoming turn in the Boy Meets World sequel Girl Meets World, Danielle Fishel (a.k.a. Topanga) has submitted herself to Maxim‘s lad mag treatment: lingerie, housework in heels, the whole nine yards. Looking at the photos, I’m impressed with how little she seems to have aged since Boy Meets World ended 13 years ago, despite having lived a relatively normal life bereft of all the magical poisons Hollywood starlets generally gain access to at age 28. I am also struck by the degree to which the uber-socially conscious Topanga would probably not approve. But it’s all worth it for the story she tells about Bob Saget: More »

Gallery: The Six Most Stereotypically Maxim-y Quotes From Jennifer Love Hewitt’s Cover Story

Gallery: The Six Most Stereotypically Maxim-y Quotes From Jennifer Love Hewitt's Cover Story

Maxim‘s April cover story on Jennifer Love Hewitt might be the most stereotypically Maxim-y thing I’ve seen from them in quite some time, and that’s saying something. (Full disclosure: I do not read Maxim regularly.) It’s littered with quotes about how she loves pole dancing and baking cakes (sometimes at the same time!), and it looks like they Photoshopped her head onto some kind of plastic Barbie body. All in all, it’s quite the hot mess (of sexiness). Why, it’s almost like Jennifer has done market research on how to appeal to the Maxim demographic as much as possible so that they’ll tune into her prostitute mom show. Joke’s on you, Maxim readers! More »