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Cameron Diaz in V Magazine

Cam D gets her Madge on!


In an editorial for V Magazine's July/August issue Cameron Diaz pays tribute to Madonna:





Prada Fall 2009 Collection
Model: Auguste Tomasuite









We don't know, these pics just aren't doing it for us. Cammy never met a camera who didn't like her, but she seems weirdly out of her element in these pictures. And of all the women out there to do an editorial paying tribute to Madonna, she seems like a very strange choice. Besides, there's "paying tribute" and then there's looking like an impersonator. It's not that she evokes Madonna in these pictures; it's that they went to great lengths to make her look exactly like her. It all just comes off a little unimaginative to us. Interesting, but kind of a head-scratcher.

[Photos: Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott/Vmagazine.com/Style.com]


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56 comments:

I think this makes a lot of sense. She's starting to play the "mom" role on screen. So in print, they're trying o keep her sexy and fresh.


How does posing as a woman 15 years older than her and made up to look like her 15 years ago come off as "fresh?"


Cameron Diaz always just looked like an upgraded Courtney Love to me. These photos-not helping.


She looks like Nadja Auermann in these pictures. Not loving them.


God, the 80s is back and in full force, isn't it?


Ironic that it says right there on the cover "The Beauty Issue"

These pics don't get much response from me, they seem curiously dead given the work that went into them.

If they had worked for me, they might have evoked strength, or maybe sex, but I'm not thinking beauty.

They did evoke ski-jumps, though. I don't think even Madonna's breast exoskeleton is so exaggeratedly sloped.


too many cats

Bleh

Would not make me want to buy the magazine.


I wouldn't agree that the camera loves CamDi, she's always been the ultimate butterface to me. That said, I'm not feeling this shoot either.


If she's evoking the "Open Your Heart" era Madge, shouldn't Cam be wearing Gauthier and not Prada?


Ew. Fake tattoos = immediate OUT.


Blech. She looks ridiculous.

But, please, I hate all these celebs trying to "evoke" other celebs who ARE STILL ALIVE.

Pretend to be Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly all you want, but I think things like this must make Madonna feel at least a tad uncomfortable. Not to mention they make half-celebs like Cameron Diaz look, well, ridiculous!


Here I am, against the trend again. I like them. For the same reason I liked the recent Public Television exploration of the photographs of Marilyn Monroe -- the subject looks better in photographs than in movies. And not just "better" in the sense of "prettier" but "better" in the sense of "better actress." Cam (and Marilyn) have never struck me as so great on celluloid. They are both mediocre comediennes who seemed to lack the intellectual firepower onscreen to generate anything real powerful. (Highly subjective, I know.)

But in print these women have a real animal charisma I don't see in their film work. There's more selling going on (in Cam's case, maybe TOO much selling, I agree) but damn, at least I see something here which is the seed of something interesting. Whether that's the photographer or the subject in this instance, I can't say conclusively.


It would be more interesting to pay tribute to Debbie Harry or Marlene Dietrich, you know the ones that originated the looks that Madge popularized.


Sewing Siren
7/6/09 12:06 PM It would be more interesting to pay tribute to Debbie Harry or Marlene Dietrich, you know the ones that originated the looks that Madge popularized.

Much more interesting.


Eh, I never cared for her and these pictures aren't doing it for me either...nothing new.


Meh... not quite there. Word is... weak.


Cameron's too old to pull this one off. She always seems to be trying to act a lot younger than she is. Give it a rest, honey.

Or, as Heather would say, we're just not buying it.


It's the prettiest I have seen her in a while! I hate to say it but she has been looking really old lately. I don't know if it is the makeup or being in the sun too much but she is not aging gracefully. I feel like I am being mean but most Hollywood women spend a fortune to look young.


Ugh. Just........no.

If I wanted to see that I could look at old photos of Madonna. Done.

You know, the hubs and I watched The Mask this weekend and it's SO hard to believe it's even the same woman. She was STUNNING....and to me, she's never been that since then.


Cameron may not be the best actress ever, but she is stunning. They managed to make her look like a tranny playing Madonna. Not good.


I think she looks amazing! Those arms! That sculpted back! Madonna was never that muscular back in her pointy Gaultier cone bra days. That doesn't necessarily means it's a good editorial in an a magazine, but I think Diaz looks amazing.


Is Prada going S&M on us?


ew cigarette is not cool and not madonna.


Yeah, she ain't no Madonna.


"Cameron's too old to pull this one off. She always seems to be trying to act a lot younger than she is. Give it a rest, honey."

Lisa, you hit the proverbial nail on the head.

I always thought Cameron was cute, but not necessarily beautiful, and as my mawmaw would say "cute don't age". Which is why she always comes off as if shes clinging to the ring of youth a little too hard.


"Pinup Dresses said...

ew cigarette is not cool and not madonna."

Madonna has posed many times with a cigarette as a prop.


I like the second picture with the Prada sweater a lot, the others are just okay. She makes a good Madonna.


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so this is what pop culture has come to finally -- we're imitating imitators.

yawn.


Does anyone else think that cone bra looks a little off?


bitchybitchybitchy

Lisa said...
Cameron's too old to pull this one off. She always seems to be trying to act a lot younger than she is. Give it a rest, honey.

Or, as Heather would say, we're just not buying it.

7/6/09 12:50 PM

I think Cameron has reached the point where she is just old enough that the roles that have been her bread and butter in Tinseltown are not not appropriate for her, and she's looking to make a transition.
It will be interesting to see if she can pull it off.

And, maybe she just thought it would be a hoot to play at being Madge for a day.


Other than the tats and the cone bra I saw more Marlene Dietrich than Madge. I like the shots.


I never really understood the male interest in Cameron Diaz. I mean, she seems like a nice person and was semi-funny in Something About Mary, but beautiful? Ahhhh, no.


Dear Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott,

You are not Herb Ritts.


Dear Cameron Diaz,

Please wear your hair up more often.

Yours respectfully,

Suzq


Great -- one celebrity I don't like pretending to be another celebrity I don't like. What's not to hate?


wow. this photo shoot reminds me of anja rubik's for v magazine.
very identical!


Absolutely ridiculous, not to mention pure meh.
But then, I always thought Cameron Diaz was a bit ridiculous and meh.


Ewwww. I need to take a shower now and clean off the slimey feeling her photos just gave me.

Trashy. Low class. Unhealthy looking.

Ewwww.


The photos are beautiful, but I just don't see the point.


PinkPrincess

I thought it was Gwen Stefani.


I, too, am baffled by these "tribute" poses. Why not try to come up with something original?

I like the picture with the cigarette, which totally evokes Marlene Dietrich rather than Madonna.

It's odd that Cameron would do this now when "My Sister's Keeper" is out, with her giving a serious, complex, "Mom" performance. I've heard that she is good in it. Why do this when she is possibly going to make the breakthrough to "serious" actress? OK, maybe she thought it was fun.

Her hair looks much better than usual. She should go back to a softer color, but stay with the shorter hair and, as someone upthread said, wear it up.

P.S. I think the reasons she has aged more than some contemporaries is that she spends a lot of time in the sun, maybe without taking precautions, and she just can't be bothered with all the stuff the stars do to keep their faces looking "youthful." Thank God, no botox! Also, I have heard that she has "bad" skin that is prone to breakouts, so she doesn't look good in high def.


I looked at the first photo and thought to myself, "She looks ridiculous."


Ursa said...
"Other than the tats and the cone bra I saw more Marlene Dietrich than Madge."

Ellen M said...
"I like the picture with the cigarette, which totally evokes Marlene Dietrich rather than Madonna."

Totally agree. Marlene Dietrich was the first thing I thought of. And in my opinion that's a rather good direction for Cameron Diaz to go in. I think of many of the same words to describe them both - statuesque, stylish, essentially female, and with a sense of earthy-ness, or mystery, just below the surface, although Dietrich seemed to have a gravitas that Cameron hasn't developed (or at least hasn't shown yet). And like Dietrich, Diaz seems to have a sexual and feminine energy that isn't at all girly. She's also clearly doing what she wants, rather than what is expected of her. I hope she continues that, and doesn't succumb to surgery and botox as the years add up. She can do so many interesting things beyond what she's done thus far, if she pushes herself a bit.

This photo shoot, however, isn't helping. It's ugly, and not at all right for her. I do like the photo with the cigarette, though.


I miss her old nose. She had more character and looked less generic.


" Anonymous said...

I miss her old nose. She had more character and looked less generic."

Really? I didn't know she had changed her nose.


Her nose was broken in a surfing accident a few years ago.


How'd Merlin get the Camster's permission to do a spread as her as Madge? (Oh geez he just did it w/out asking!) Wow, he matriculates fast (look it up)!

From TLo U I guess.

You know I am laughing my a** off, right?


Boring. Also, all of her wrinkles are magically gone! I wonder why...


Enhhh...boring.

Tea-ski. What the fuck is that?


No. It doesn't look natural.


The Beauty issue ???????

This is called how to make a beauty look bad ! The shot with the cigarette is okay..........otherwise....yuk.

Myra Flection


There is not one thing in any of those photos that reads "old" to me. Cameron herself looks great. Her body is very toned. Wow.

However, these photos look trashy. The "Courtney Love" comment is dead on. I don't see the sex appeal here at all. If anything, it's a poster child for STDs. Something unclean about it. But that's just my opinion.


Whitney on 7/6/09 at 1:48 said...PM "Cameron's too old to pull this one off. She always seems to be trying to act a lot younger than she is. Give it a rest, honey."


Whiney, I must agree with you. Cameron and Madonna are too close in age for this editorial to be successful. If the celebrity had been say Lindsey Lohan or Miley Cyrus or some other up and coming 15-25 year old who is/was clearly too young to remember Madonna in her early heyday then the editorial concept would have worked better.

However, Cameron does take beautiful pictures.

TampaBay


Fashion Fanatic mentioned Cameron looks like Nadja Auermann in these pics, but to me she looks like Karen Mulder.

Besides, these pics are odd.

Madonna is an Icon and Cameron is not. They are nowhere near each other and Madonna knows how to strike a pose (haha) meanwhile Cameron doesn't.


Sorry. Tats and cone-boobs just do not cut it for me.


As a professional Tobacco Treatment Specialist who helps people who are struggling to quit smoking, I take offense to the cigarette. This is nothing but glamorizing smoking. . . and studies have shown that the media, including movies, is a huge influence on kids to start smoking.

My smokers have smoked for 20, 30, 40 years and wish they had never started. It's not overstating to say it is the single biggest health issue in our society - over a billion people will die this century due to tobacco. This is the reason that tobacco advertising is banned from magazines, yet people persist in glamorizing it with shots like this.

As an ex-smoker who had a tough time quitting, and who now helps others, I condemn this type of photo.





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