@azure I designed the cover. Believe me, we had extensive conversations as a team about how the photo would be perceived, because many of us are sick and tired of male-run guitar magazines objectifying women on their covers. The truth is that Marnie was simultaneously putting on her guitar and posing when the photo was snapped, and that's just how she looked. It was hands down the best quality photo from the shoot, and we decided that there was an important difference between objectifying someone and not being afraid of female sexuality. Marnie is an amazing guitar player who we're celebrating, and yeah, she looks hot. We didn't try to make her look that way, but we're also not going to shy away from it. I totally appreciate where you're coming from, but there's a greater context. I hope you come to the release show-- it's gonna be amazing.
It's Marnie freakin' Stern. She can do whatever the hell she wants on the cover.
If karma is a real thing, get super excited for your next life in which your parents beat you every night beginning at age 4, never take you to school so at age 17 you have the literacy rate of a first grader, and then kick you out of the house when they find out that you're gay, after which you get thrown in jail for prostituting yourself since you can't find a job (I hear having a street address, a high school education, and a familiarity with adults who aren't assaulting you helps with getting hired?). Although you do have a point about only throwing those without 'genuine problems' to the wolves-- people who have been through hell and back generally tattoo it on their foreheads, after all.
P.S. I've got a garbage bag full of dirty clothes, a ripped sleeping bag, and a starving dog with your name written all over it if you ever want to try "pretty comfortably living on the streets" yourself. You can even stand in a pretty comfortable line for a pretty warm breakfast and a pretty cool shower after getting pretty comfortably jumped and robbed while sleeping under a pretty comfortable bridge and everything!
Who's up for a huge gay block party next week, say around 32nd and Taylor, maybe like on September 10th? I hear it's a cute area.
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