Sunday, July 15, 2007

Kellemarie - The Bare Facts

Welsh model/porn star Kellemarie was recently the centre of much internet attention when she appeared in a YouTube video for Good Magazine.

Good Magazine is part of a growing trend in north American magazine publishing in that it is both ethical and subversive in outlook. Another publication of this ilk is the excellent and well established culture jamming phenomenon Adbusters.

Anyway, for the YouTube footage Kellemarie does a seductive striptease. However every time an area of flesh is revealed we observe something inked onto her skin. Close-ups reveal that each snippet of text is a statistic concerning internet porn.

We learn for example that: sex is the most searched word on the internet; 12% of all websites are pornographic; 25% of all search engine requests are pornographic; and that every second 28,258 internet users are viewing pornography. And so on.

Thus the cold statistical facts undermine the cheesy pornographic ambience of the video. It's rather clever. Ironically though when the video presentation went online it sent a huge wave of internet traffic to Kellemarie's porn blog, making it one of the most viewed blogs on the internet!

Nice to see the Cardiff sex-bomb causing such a cultural stir. If you want to see what all the fuss was about click here.