Bondi Hipsters take the P*ss out of Miranda Kerr’s GQ Photoshoot. {Nudity, Video}

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for more: Bondi Hipsters: It’s the Life Organic for me (super funny)


Two Australian men have done a brilliant parody of a Miranda Kerr GQ photoshoot.

Christiaan Van Vuuren and Nick Boshier play two characters called the Bondi Hipsters, Adrian Archer and Dom Nader. Dom features in the photo shoot, shot by Adrian which matches outfit for outfit, shot for shot with that of Miranda’s.

Why does it always look so silly to see a man posing in the same way we ask women to?

Christiaan and Nick have been making weekly YouTube episodes of the Bondi Hipsters every week this year—and interest is beginning to heat up in one they’re offering. They’ve definitely got an eye for detail.

When elephant journal asked them about this fashion shoot, here’s what they responded—in character of course, as Adrian Archer and Dom Nader:

“We thought it would be interesting to re-shoot Miranda Kerr’s recent UK GQ shoot, using a man as the subject. We also wanted to re-quote some of the things that she said in her GQ interview – but coming from the perspective of a male… As you can see, the shoot comes off very differently… It’s an interesting case for either the over-sexualisation of the female body in the high fashion world, or perhaps the under-sexualisation of the male body in the high fashion world?! Depending on how you look at it… But either way, as soon as you put a man in there, and have a man talking about same sex curiosity and masturbation on public transport it’s an entirely different thing that we aren’t used to seeing in the media… What can I say, sorry for turning the whole fashion industry on it’s head?”

~ Adrian Archer, Creative Director

“I’ve been in a few baked beans commercials and stuff like that, but this is the first proper fashion shoot I’ve ever done… I felt a bit uncomfortable answering those questions—I mean. Why do people care about where I wank?”

~ Dom Nader

From the original GQ article:

“I appreciate both men and women. I love the female body and truly appreciate the female form. I really enjoy sketching women, especially their backs. I definitely need a man in the bedroom, however – a nice strong chest to lie on. Still, I want to explore. Never say never.”
“The older I get, the more confident I am about asking for things I enjoy. One thing I’ve noticed is now that I’m having less sex, my body isn’t as toned. The more sex I have, the more defined my arms and stomach get. I always ask for a critique on my performance. I always want to better myself in every way.”
“Let’s put it this way, I’ve had an orgasm in the air before. Alone. And together,” the card carrying member of the mile-high club said when asked about her sexual antics in the sky.
“I’m dating. I’m loving it. Two happy parents are better than two unhappy parents. This is my time to explore and have some fun. I’m not looking to fall in love again quickly.”

It’s a big step forward for the Bondi Hipsters—two eco-concious, party animal hipsters from Bondi (Sydney, Australia), who are desperate to get their fashion brand off the ground.

Adrian is a rich boy from the Eastern Suburbs, who has been raised in private schools and spoon fed his whole life. His best friend Dom is a well-travelled young lad from the suburbs of Melbourne who has to work three jobs just to cover his rent. Together they are hoping to take the Australian fashion scene by storm.

These photos might just have done that:

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And Dom mimicking the quotes that Miranda had in her article:




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Bonus Video: The Bondi Hipsters doing The Life Organic.
relephant funny: Hunky Bondi Yoga Hipsters.

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Editor: Catherine Monkman

Photo Credits: Model: Dom Nader, Creative Director: Adrian Archer, Photographer: Pat Stevenson from HOBOGESTAPO, Bondi Hipsters on FacebookBondi Hipsters on Youtube 

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anonymous Aug 15, 2014 11:25pm

"Why does it always look so silly to see a man posing in the same way we ask women to?" Because men and women have different proportions, so the visual effect is different. The same happens thing happens the other way around. Of course, there are gender neutral poses, so I guess we just have everyone use those if it's a concern.

anonymous Aug 15, 2014 4:39pm

hehehehe i like this.

anonymous Apr 11, 2014 8:05pm

Love it! A great reminder to think of people as people again.

anonymous Apr 9, 2014 8:38pm

I like this approach to seeing clearly, but the way that she moves is really not like how he places himself.
Lets not disreguard the art and difficultry of finding a beautiful form, in favor of tearing something down.
(How many of you are slouching right now? Are you able to place your body beautifully?
Her sexualization of herself is an art in its self…. and that interview is a story) – its good to remember how much fiction we actually consume.

anonymous Apr 9, 2014 8:19pm

I love this. They both look ridiculous and of course I can't take either of them seriously. And it is beyond sad that only HE is joking. PLEASE women! How about using your brains and talent to get attention and be taken seriously and use your sexuality to have the best possible sex you can have. I know…novel idea right? GAWD it's so effing sad that these things have to be spelled out to some women.

    anonymous Apr 9, 2014 10:37pm

    I think women should be able to use their sexuality and their brains. Why does it have to be either or? Most women like to feel sexy, some women like to be nude and I think that is a very natural thing. That goes for men as well. There is nothing wrong with embracing our differences because we are different. "Slut shaming" is, quite honestly, fucking stupid ;P Anyway, comparing the two in this way is kinda funny.

      anonymous Apr 11, 2014 12:52am

      This issue isn't about embracing our individuality. This issue, for me, at least, is about women hopefully one day being taking seriously in the fullest possible way. The 1950's image of women (i.e. the barefoot, pregnant, stay in the kitchen, cover your bodies image) is just as ludicrous as this image.

      I understand we are in a pendulum shift here…the undoing of the suppressed woman…and some women believe it is liberating or whatever to show their naked bodies. But unfortunately we are bombarded with these images…they are everywhere. This is what our littler girls are perceiving as being a woman. This isn't being a women, in it's entirety.

      These images are just as extreme as the 1950's image of women and are just as damaging as long as they are as prevalent as they are today. We have to find the happy medium and to me, the happy medium is being a successful, respected woman who has removed whatever barriers she has to her sexuality but doesn't give her sexuality any more meaning than it has. While sex is used to sell everything from cars to music, and everything in between, women's sexuality is becoming more and more skewed.

      Like I stated before, use your brains and talent to be taken seriously and take pleasure out of life and grow as fully and deeply in your sexuality as you possibly can. But do it to get the absolute most out of sex that you can. To me, using sexuality for anything other than sex seems bizarre. Men are extremely sexual beings but does their sexuality spill off into other ares? No where near as much as woman. I believe, as women we will find our happy medium, but we most definitely have not found it to date.

      You say being naked is natural. Of course it's natural. But imagine if men, historically, showed their cock and balls as much as women show their tits and ass. Do you really think they'd have been taken as seriously as they are today? Not a hope in hell.

    anonymous Apr 10, 2014 5:52am

    good points, Joyce-I was lucky to be an attractive woman by society's standards, b/c the truth is, it DOES give you an advantage-and it can lead one to think one's beauty is the main point-fortunately I had the experience of a Bipolar Grandma, who had been a great Beauty in her Youth, and when she started to age, she tried to leap out of a window-didn't kill her, but left her permanently in a wheelchair.
    so my pretty sister and I saw THAT, and it caused us to value but not over-rate being beautiful. we are also both nurses and so saw life for what it is…sooner or later we become ill, or age and die-so to get too wrapped up in one's looks is pretty pointless.

anonymous Apr 9, 2014 11:42am

ha ha ha.


anonymous Apr 9, 2014 10:46am

ha ha ha.
(actually they are BOTH pretty sexy.)
but it's better not let one's libido get too linked into the artificial world of photoshop beauty.

I have heard that many men (and probably some women) find it hard to get aroused by a real partner, b/c of over involvement with porn and fake beauty. I have even been told by therapist friends that some COUPLES have to have porn playing while they make love to each other, to get and stay aroused-that's pretty sad.

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