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->"''[T]he only 'strong' in many 'strong female comic book characters' are the oblique muscles required to point their ass and boobs in the same direction."''
-->-- '''{{Website/Cracked}}''', on [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/the-5-most-ridiculously-sexist-superhero-costumes/ this very trope]]

When a character or model poses with her back to the audience, but twisted round to look at the viewers so that her torso is almost pointing backward. If the fanservice is more blatant, she will probably be sticking her butt out and curving her spine vertically rather than merely twisting sideways. Probably used for a few reasons:
# Lets you see the character's face. Having her look at the audience is more engaging.
# Can be used to give a coy impression ("Oh, what are you doing back there?") or to make the character look [[MysteriousWoman mysterious]].
# Tends to enforce a sidelong glance from the character, intending to invoke a submissive or vulnerable image.
# Shows that the character is supple and limber.
# As the name suggests, lets you see the character's butt and chest at the same time, so both Ass and Tit fans get what they want. If it's trying to be anatomically realistic, the "tit" part will usually be restricted to {{Sideboob}}.

Popular with glamour models and animated characters. Naturally, characters not portrayed by real life actresses can pull this off more effectively, since they can twist in ways that would [[RuleOfSexy snap a real woman's spine]]. Though there's at least [[http://pirate-cashoo.tumblr.com/post/26538269244 one person]] who looks like she can do it.

At least one glamour model has attributed her back problems to having to repeatedly pose in this way. Not that glamour models don't have [[GagBoobs other causes]] of back pain.

Frequently used in posters and other promotional materials for films.

Compare CoyGirlishFlirtPose and LegCling.

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!!Examples:

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[[folder:Advertising]]
* ''[[Anime/GhostInTheShell Ghost in the Shell]]'': The [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/ca/Ghostintheshellposter.jpg Japanese poster]] for the 1995 film.
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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* ''Anime/SailorMoon'' has [[http://www.yale.edu/anime/imgarchive/sailor_moon/sm-jupiter1.jpg Makoto Kino/Sailor Jupiter]] often doing this on TheMerch.
* ''TigerAndBunny'' demonstrates that the T&A pose is [[http://img546.imageshack.us/img546/6456/unleddy.png no longer just for women]].
* Nico Robin on the cover of the 44th volume of ''OnePiece'', noteworthy for a series that otherwise focuses 99 % of its MaleGaze on the breasts only.
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[[folder:Art]]
* ''Judith'' by Jan Sanders van Hemessen, circa 1540 CE, may be UrExample. A nude in the "spine twisting exercise" pose and holding a sword overhead, [[http://www.flickr.com/photos/eloisemason/6944793473/ all right]]. That being Renaissance, however, she ''doesn't'' look gutted and with broken spine. In fact, she got enough of muscles that WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief is not needed to see she can lift that sword in one hand without falling over and even decapitate something significantly bigger and tougher than a chicken.
* ''[[http://www.flickr.com/photos/57440551@N03/6739877953/ Diana]]'' by Paul Manship. The goddess is running full-tilt in one direction while twisting her body around so she can shoot at the unseen Actaeon (subject of a separate statue) who's ''directly behind her''. Anyone who wasn't a goddess would probably fall and break both legs if they tried something like that.And don't ask why she's not running toward him instead of away!
* Male sculpture example: [[http://www.culture.gouv.fr/Wave/image/archim/0008/dafanch99_76573201_2.jpg Henri Peinte: Orphée endormant Cerbère]]
* The artist Luis Royo [[http://www.russianpaintings.net/upload1/author/royo/Luis_Royo_Eyeliner_Labyrinth_large.jpg sometimes]] [[http://fan-tas-tic.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/Gladius-The-Devil-Beneath-by-Luis-Royo.jpg does this]] [[http://static.europosters.cz/image/460/1255.jpg in his works]]. Note that all of these are probably NSFW.
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* RobLiefeld is an artist well known for drawing busty women posing in such a way that you can see their ass and breasts at the same time. As they use to say on the late lamented [=ScansDaily=], "anatomy doesn't work that way".
* Anything drawn by Terry "boobs-and-butt" Dodson. An issue of GenerationX featuring a watermelon-based duel between [[ComicBook/XMen Emma Frost]] and "slutty space Snowhite" probably takes the cake.
* As shown above, Psylocke does this in almost every panel that features her. Seriously, look her up in Google Images and you'll find several shots in this position. The [[BorisVallejo page picture in particular]] shows off the impossible extremes of this trope. What freaky BodyHorror is going on with her spine?
** There's actually a [[http://www.blogcdn.com/www.comicsalliance.com/media/2012/01/tumblrly0hnslyzz1r0rg1zo11280.jpg worse pose]] out there now.
*** Though that's not so much a "pose" as it is a split-second mid-air action shot.
* MsMarvel on occasion.
* Luke Skywalker, according to [[Comicbook/MarvelStarWars Marvel's]] [[http://images.plurk.com/959ed025cc50e8c9971fd072fb0c540b.jpg comics]].
* Good luck figuring out how ComicBook/{{Catwoman}} got into [[http://ic.pics.livejournal.com/icon_uk/11800056/1342795/original.jpg this pose!]]
* Ed Benes seems almost incapable of ''not'' drawing women this way.
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[[folder: Fan Works]]
* [[http://thehawkeyeinitiative.tumblr.com/ The Hawkeye Initiative]] is a viral collaborative work in which many fanartists mock this by [[GenderFlip replacing the female character with a male one]]. Most often it's {{Hawkeye}} in his garish purple outfit from the 80's.
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[[folder:Film]]
* ScarlettJohansson strikes this pose in the ''[[Film/IronMan Iron Man 2]]'' posters. [[http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/movie/gallery/1197264/photo_28_hires.jpg Have a lookie.]]
* Scarlett Johansson did it again [[http://www.fhm.com/App_Media/Uploads/Images/Original/scarlett-johansson-the-avengers-1.jpg in a promotional photo]] and [[http://images.allocine.fr/r_640_600/b_1_d6d6d6/medias/nmedia/18/85/31/58/19851315.jpg a poster]] for ''Film/TheAvengers''. The second pic was even on [[http://www.imdb.com/ IMDB's mainpage]] to advertise Superbowl trailer, but it was replaced by something else.
** [[http://kevinbolk.tumblr.com/post/9628305195/new-promo-image-for-the-avengers-which-would-be This]] poster had all the men in heroic posses and black widow in brokeback pose again. [[http://kevinbolk.deviantart.com/art/Avengers-Booty-Ass-emble-270937785 This]] deviant art images suggests an alternative.
** Interestingly enough, though, the final film poster and DVD/Bluray cover has her in a forward-facing pose, while the male Avenger doing the classic B&B pose is the ''Hulk''.
* If mystical constructs count, the Destroyer from ''Thor'' pulls one off after [[spoiler:Mjolnir is restored to Thor]].
* ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'':
-->'''Jessica:''' I'm not bad. I'm just drawn that way.
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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* Played with on ''ThirdRockFromTheSun'' when Harry teaches Sally how to pose. His explanation is that men like women who look "sleepy and paranoid".
* Several of the promotional pics for ''TheSarahConnorChronicles'' have [[http://www.summer-glau.net/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/normal_Maxim2_sept08.jpg used]] [[http://www.summer-glau.net/gallery/albums/scc_hq/normal_promo_new01.jpg this]] to show off SummerGlau's rear end.
* [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/BattlestarGalacticaPoster.JPG Six]] from ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|Reimagined}}''.
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[[folder:Pinball]]
* The fourth edition of ''Pinball/TronLegacy'' replaces the original backbox display with one featuring [[MsFanservice Quorra and Gem]] standing back-to-back in such a pose.
* In ''Pinball/EightBall'', "Pinky" adopts this pose on one of the triangle bumpers.
* Seen on one of the girls on the "Babewatch" table of ''VideoGame/PinballIllusions''
* The redhead in white shorts takes this pose on the playfield for ''Pinball/{{Breakshot}}'', while the brunette adopts it on the sides of the backbox.
* [[{{Fembot}} The Machine]] does this on the side of ''Pinball/JackBot''[='=]s backbox, though she's standing up.
* Technically, Chun Li in ''Pinball/StreetFighterII'' is adopting this pose in the backglass. Too bad the artwork is so atrocious it's a turn-off for most players.
* The backglass for ''Pinball/{{Rollergames}}'' features one of the "T-Bird Twins" (Jennifer and Kristine Van Galder) taking this pose.
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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* The picture for the Dragonmarked Heir prestige class in the ''{{Eberron}}'' book shows a half-elven woman in a [[SexyBacklessOutfit backless dress]] posing like this.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* Jade, on the cover of ''VideoGame/BeyondGoodAndEvil''
* A concept [[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20090313040921/sonic/images/8/8e/S1concept-Madonna.jpg title screen]] for ''Sonic Gems Collection'', featuring Sonic's scrapped human love interest Madonna.
* [[http://www.thatguys.co.uk/uploaded_images/sc2-taki-781905.jpg Taki]] and [[http://www.genesoul.net/mechafart/sellingstuff/ivy_valentine.jpg Ivy Valentine]] from ''SoulCalibur''.
* VideoGame/SuperSmashBros features [[VideoGame/{{Metroid}} Samus Aran]] [[http://www.smashbros.com/en_us/characters/images/zerosuit_samus/zerosuit_samus.jpg in this pose]].
* Nina Williams' character profile portrait in ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}} 6''.
* Ashley Riot does something similar on the cover of ''VagrantStory'', though it's a bit more [[http://robertjbrooks.com/graphic/Vagrant%20Story.jpg spine-breaking]] than normal.
** Ashley is the man in the ass-less shorts to the left, by the way. Not that Callo Merlose looks like she'll escape without spinal injuries after that image either.
* Triss Merigold of ''TheWitcher'' in [[http://images.wikia.com/witcher/images/2/2a/Tw2_full_Triss_1.png this image]]. Triss was also the cover girl and did a CG spread in the Polish version of ''{{Playboy}}''.
* Almost every female character, playable and non-playable, has this particular pose as one of their "mood"s in ''ProjectXZone''. Even if they're flatchested like [[MegaManLegends Tron]] or [[VideoGame/{{Cyberbots}} Devilotte]].
* ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'''s [[http://www.giantbomb.com/ghoul/92-1656/all-images/52-304503/ghoul/51-2222217/ Ghoul]].
* The concept art for VideoGame/{{Xenoblade}}'s Fiora's [[spoiler: [[http://xenoblade.wikia.com/wiki/File:Fiora_concept.jpg robot form]].]]
* Even though the character designers of ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'' are often blamed for going over the top with the FanService, they are actually pretty good averting this trope. Of the over one hundred champions (of which every single one has ''at least'' one but often more skins with their own splash art) only a handful adopt this pose: [[http://leagueoflegends.wikia.com/wiki/Irelia/SkinsTrivia?file=Irelia_FrostbladeSkin.jpg Frostblade Irelia]], [[http://leagueoflegends.wikia.com/wiki/Riven/SkinsTrivia?file=Riven_BattleBunnySkin.jpg Battle Bunny Riven]], [[http://leagueoflegends.wikia.com/wiki/Miss_Fortune/SkinsTrivia?file=Miss_Fortune_RoadWarriorSkin.jpg Road Warrior Miss Fortune]], [[http://leagueoflegends.wikia.com/wiki/Miss_Fortune/SkinsTrivia?file=Miss_Fortune_CandyCaneSkin.jpg Candy Cane Miss Fortune]] and [[http://leagueoflegends.wikia.com/wiki/Katarina/SkinsTrivia?file=Katarina_MercenarySkin.jpg Mercenary Katarina]]. There are also a couple instances where the pose is adopted but isn't really played for the full FanService potential, like [[http://leagueoflegends.wikia.com/wiki/Elise/SkinsTrivia?file=Elise_DeathBlossomSkin.jpg Death Blossom Elise]] and [[http://leagueoflegends.wikia.com/wiki/Orianna/SkinsTrivia?file=Orianna_BladecraftSkin.jpg Bladecraft Orianna]]. However, it should be noted that many of the other poses of the female characters are every bit as awkward as the Boobs And Butt Pose, even though they don't quite fit the criteria.
* Many of the female designs in ''Videogame/DragonsCrown'' use this pose, with [[http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/18l49f4riu3hzjpg/ku-xlarge.jpg The Sorceress]] being the most apparent example.
** Or this spine-snaping pose by the amazon. [[http://cdn.dualshockers.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/DragonsCrown_Amazon-660x371.jpg]]
** Vanillaware just has an affinity for these things. [[http://grayfox78.deviantart.com/art/ODIN-SPHERE-VULCAN-291497600 The Vulcans got it worst, probably.]]
* LetsPlay/{{Chorocojo}} points out [[http://www.kisamayatsu.com/letsplay/FR/Update%2007/index.html here]] that the Lasses in ''[[PokemonRedAndBlue Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen]]'' stand this way.
* This pose has been [[StreetFighter Cammy]]'s default win pose since [[http://www.fightersgeneration.com/characters/cammy-ssf2-win1.gif her very first appearance]].
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* In [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A67ZkAd1wmI this clip]], the English version of Caramel Dansen, one of the dancers must have a spine made of rubber to do some of the moves on the video.
* "[[http://justsayins.tumblr.com/post/14957660366/this-needs-to-stop-and-let-me-tell-you-why This needs to stop... and let me tell you why!]]" -- an article by a martial artist ''and'' a contortionist from childhood, has examples of these and attempts to repeat. Next to some a pair of photographed poses he ''can'' do.
* [[http://eschergirls.tumblr.com/ Escher Girls]] is a Tumblr dedicated to warped female anatomy in comic books, and this pose is a common one there. Even the blog's favicon depicts a girl ([[SonicTheHedgehog Amy Rose]]) twisted like this.
** In fact, it's ''so'' common that they had to narrow down the definition- they only count it as a full BoobsAndButtPose if you can see both boobs and both buttocks at once. Luckily, there are other tags for masterpieces like the page image, such as "serious swayback," "rubber spines," and "runaway breasts."
* Kevin Bolk (''TriggerStar'' and ''ImMyOwnMascot'') brings us [[http://kevinbolk.deviantart.com/#/d4wlis6 the ultimate in Comic Book Chicks]] (and cites Escher Girls).
** Also by Kevin, a triple-dog-dare results in [[{{Halo}} Master Chief]] doing the pose in his version of the [[http://kevinbolk.deviantart.com/art/Zero-Suit-Master-Chief-182780088 Zero]] [[VideoGame/{{Metroid}} Suit]].
* [[http://thehawkeyeinitiative.tumblr.com/ The Hawkeye Intiative]]: see "fan works" above.
* [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]] will not hesitate to blast the use of this whenever it comes up.
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[[folder:Webcomics]]
* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'':
** [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20071221 Agatha]].
** [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20081020 Zeetha]], Daughter of Chump.
* Mocked in ''Webcomic/SuperStupor'' with the [[http://www.superstupor.com/sust01252012.shtml Snow Owl]], who has Green's Disease ("It's where all your joints are ball joints and you spasm into poses.") In one pose she manages to rotate her torso a complete 180.
--> '''Lady Diamondback:''' That pose offends me both as a woman and someone who knows how spines work.
* ''Commissioned Comic'' -- "[[http://www.commissionedcomic.com/?p=4766 Tits, ass and lens flare!]]"
* ''Tasteful Comics'' has a superhero "[[http://tastefulcomics.com/post/18037472892/the-justice-avengers Boobs And Butt Always Visible Lass]]". Three guesses at her superpower.
* Webcomic/HarkAVagrant's [[http://harkavagrant.com/index.php?id=311 "Strong Female Characters"]] and [[http://harkavagrant.com/index.php?id=336 its followup.]]
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Much of the Franchise/DisneyPrincess merchandise has some of the girls doing this, especially [[Disney/SleepingBeauty Aurora]] and Disney/{{Cinderella}}.
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[[folder:Real Life]]
* [[http://curlygrrl.files.wordpress.com/2007/09/betty-grable.jpg Betty Grable]] was famous for this pose. It was the favorite of American soldiers in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.
* Lena/[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lenna Lenna]], the most common face photograph used in image analysis and computer vision, is the top part of this pose from the centerfold of November 1972 ''{{Playboy}}''.
* [[http://www.flickr.com/photos/clickandclash/sets/72157626584908000/with/5658642294/ A recent photo project]] involved pictures of men in masculine clothes, but ''posed'' like female pin-up models, complete with several in over-the-shoulder poses and some with coy, dippy smiles. As should surprise no one, they looked entirely silly.
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