Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Tank Top Tuesday

What do you call it when Tank Top Tuesday and Naked Lady Monday join forces? You call it Thank You, Eliza Dushku Day, that's what. The promotional campaign for Joss Whedon and Eliza's new sci-fi series “Dollhouse” has been heavy on the T&A – tanks and a lotta Eliza in various states of undress.

Now, normally I might rail against such a blatantly sexualized marketing campaign. I mean, it's not like these photos really help explain the intricate premise of “Dollhouse.” Unless, of course, the show is about Eliza Dushku being naked. In which case, dude, I think they have a hit. But, I'm OK with the campaign for a few reasons. 1. Eliza is OK with the campaign. 2. Joss is OK with the campaign. And 3. The show is about “identity, brainwashing and perversion,” so now all the naked kind of makes sense.

[For the love of God, click to embiggen]

Also exciting is Joss' discussion of sexuality on the show, particularly that “if you don't think that at least a third of the people who hire Actives are not bi-curious, you're naïve.” So, maybe the campaign should have included Eliza in an assortment of bi-curious shoes. Or, who knows, maybe these leather pants like to get drunk at parties and make out with their girlfriends.

As a shameless, unrepentant Joss Whedon fangirl, I can't wait to see what he has up his sleeve for this high-tech human-trafficking morality tale. And as a human with eyes, I thank Eliza.

p.s. While I was worried, at first about the show's Friday night timeslot, I now think coupling it with “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles” is kind of genius. Lena, Summer, Eliza and all those tank tops for two solid hours on my TV? I may never leave the house on Fridays again. [Click the HQ button, thank me later]

13 comments:

;) babs said...

these ads look alot like those of SCC!

imthey said...

I was a big fan of Eliza Dushku when she appeared on BTVS as Faith, so I am looking forward to seeing what she brings to "The Dollhouse".
I certainly know that from the pictures you posted she will definitely be bringing eye candy to the TV Screen. Let's just hope the Friday time slot doesn't doom the show before it's even gotten the chance to get an audience.

Sarah in Chicago said...

You know what impresses me the most?

That she's not this impossibly thin stick ... you can tell the muscle definition Dushku has going on (look at the close-ups of her pectorals above her breasts, below the clavicles ... wonderful).

I'm always going to go all weak in the knees and swoony for a woman that is nicely toned like Dushku obviously is.

Now I just need to find a girlfriend like that ...

Kathryn said...

its always a bit awkward for me when you post about eliza, as her brother is one of my best friends. never the less, she's wildly attractive.

Anonymous said...

Sorry, I thot the pic's were dull straightforward packaging and a little creepy because she looks like she's in high school. You know that's what they want the viewer to think too.

Hope the show is good.

Malinda Lo said...

OMG, Eliza with a gun. Tuesday is awesome now.

Anonymous said...

I hereby nominate Evangeline Lilly for the next Tank Top Tuesday--did you see the latest EW photos? I don't know how one acquires sexy shoulders, but she has managed it.

Anonymous said...

nice grindhouse ad.

I'm hoping for the best for Dollhouse but packing it with TSCC is a good idea.

jennifer from pittsburgh said...

I can't believe that we're finally getting the show! Not since CBS axed Joan of Arcadia has there been a show on Friday nights that we look forward to watching.

Anonymous said...

i can't stop laughing..
o my god!
the title, ' more, mor,MORE'
looks so funny.

anyway dorothy where did you
get all of naked woman pics?
i thought today gonna be the
last day, maybe she can find
anymore woman pics..

but there is always something new.
what they all have common,
of course naked.

thanks for the post, i didn't
get all, though.

Becky said...

:sigh: I just wish they would actually make normal promo pics for once.

I like the gun ones but could do without the scantily clad for once to promote a show.

Keeva99 said...

These two fisted freakies are gonna get me anything BUT straight...lol...heeelloooo Summer & Eliza!!

Heather said...

I've been anxiously awaiting Dollhouse since I first read about it...Joss Whedon, Eliza Dushku and Amy Acker all together again! Here's hoping Fox doesnt fuck it up again(see Tru Calling and Firefly for why this could be doomed from the beginning)