Thursday, August 14, 2014

They're Called What?

By now, we've all heard of "selfies".  Those are the pictures you take of yourself with your cell phone, or maybe pictures of yourself and some friends.

Some people like to take it a step further, of course.  Many a lady has been known to take a risque shot of herself--perhaps nude, or in some form of undress--and send it to her boyfriend or husband.  And--no big surprise here--very often, with the help of a handy mirror, the photo winds up being a picture of her displaying her shapely bottom.

What I didn't know until about a week ago is that there is a name for those pictures that prominently display a lady's posterior.  They're called "Butt Selfies", or belfies.

The belfie has been a hot trend the last several months.  Naturally actresses, models, and athletes all want to get their belfie out on the social media circuit for the publicity value.  It's good publicity, too, because they know we'll be looking!

Some examples:

Lea Michelle (Glee)

Sofia Vegara (Modern Family)

Kelly Osbourne (Fashion Police)

Model Heidi Klum --

Model Candice Swanepoel --

Pro Surfer Anastasia Ashley --

Actress/Model Kelly Brook --

--and, of course, more photos of Rihanna and the Kardashians than you can shake a stick at.

It's a trend that's not going to go away anytime soon.  As long as models or actresses need something to keep their name in front of the public, we can expect these photos to keep on coming.  Personally, I'm looking forward to it!

1 comment:

Dave Wolfe said...

I remember in an early episode of "The Simpsons," Bart was caught by his sister Lisa taking a picture of his own butt. I'm not saying certain TV cartoons had some inordinate influence upon a generation of impressionable children, just pointing out an amusing coincidence!

(And thanks for sharing these, Doc!)