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TIME Names Advocate's June Issue As A Top Ten Cover For 2009

TIME Magazine has named the Advocate's June 7th issue as one of the ten best magazine covers of 2009.
This clever and hilarious cover either consciously or unconsciously pays homage to the famous painting The Scream by Edvard Munch. The article it sells is about how the recession has affected the porn industry — hard times indeed! The photo suggests, among other things, that if it gets bad enough, movie producers may have to substitute blow-up dolls for flesh-and-blood actors. The movies may be rated X, but this cover gets an A. It pushes the boundaries of taste, but not for its target audience.
I didn't think of Edvard Munch when I first saw that issue.

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