23rd Oct: It's time for the second TV Tropes Halloween Avatar Contest, theme: cute monsters! Details and voting here.
Quotes from works
Eddie Valiant: You don't know how hard it is being a man.. looking at a woman... looking the way you do."
Jessica: I'm not bad. I'm just drawn that way.
"In horror movies, young women are always required to investigate strange noises, in their most revealing lingerie!"
— "Hollywood Rule Book", Vanity Fair
"You know what? If I was you, I'd go down there and give those boys a drink. [You] can't imagine how happy it makes a man to see a woman like you. Just to look at her. And if one of them should pat your behind, just make believe it's nothing. They earned it."
— Cheyenne, to Jill, Once Upon a Time in the West
"I think it's time for a little fanservice!"
— Mai Valentine, Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series
Quotes on works
"It has been suggested that, uh, Nicola Bryant was asked to reveal more or herself than, um, other companions traditionally had in the past. She was occasionally asked to wear clothes that she herself would not have chosen to wear, bless her."
"I have a lot of respect for Jeri Ryan as an actress. I think she does a remarkable job, for a character that could come off very one-note... Uhura could walk around the bridge in a miniskirt, and in the Ď60s nobody thought that was completely insane. That was just part of the era that show was produced, and people accepted it. Seven of Nine, what are you thinking? It kills me, and it was always just vaguely embarrassing when you would have to do serious scenes with her in the room. You are just sitting there thinking, ĎWell, you essentially have this naked woman at the table.í Everybody is just supposed to pretend like that is okay, but you donít play anyone else like that. Why doesnít Janeway come to the bridge in a halter-top one day? Seriously, why doesnít Tom wear hot pants periodically?"
"I am human. I enjoy seeing Thandie Newton nude."
—Roger Ebert on Besieged (1999)
"I could mention [Isabelle] Huppertís performance but with her being nude almost the whole movie I seemed to forget how well she acted. Itís the damnedest thing."
"I know! A Stallone movie that takes every possible chance to show off his body? Itís a true rarity."
Matt: Thereís a flashback sequence here where Wolverine, new claws and all, is running down a corridor naked. Apparently a bunch of female crew members, including James Marsdenís mom, met Jackman at the end of that hallway, shaking dollar bills.
Chris: Jeez, even Cyclopsís mom likes Wolverine more. That dude canít catch a break.
"It is an established fact that you can gauge the popularity anime/video game character by the amount of people drawing them naked and posting them on the Internet, and its is unlikely that this discrepancy between Tifa and Rinoa smut escaped Square's attention. The natural solution was to fetishize Dagger in a similar vein as Tifa. But instead of giving Dagger a massive bust, they focused on her booty instead. That is undoubtedly one of the most lovingly-crafted derieres I've ever seen in a video game. I'm kind of curious about how many man-hours went into sculpting and perfecting that particular part of Dagger's model, but not sure I'm prepared for the answer."
— Pat R., "Diminishing Returns"
"Her wardrobe consists of pure white gowns that are somehow both full-length and yet split almost to the crotch. And I'm not convinced she wears a bra."
"Everybody laments how Colin Baker was put in a truly awful position by Doctor Who. There is no disputing that. However, Nicola Bryant suffered just as much. She spent her time on the show being objectified and ogled and taken advantage of. Periís primary function on the show was to serve as eye candy that could be put in peril...Indeed, the fact that Peri is routinely treated as nothing but a sex object is even treated as a joke here. Discussing an old dying warlord, she notes, 'Beams that kill werenít the only thing he had on his mind. Dirty old warlord. Glad we left that place when we did.' She is so used to the objectification that she seems visibly relieved when Sil refers to her as the Doctorís 'revoltingly ugly assistant.' At least she doesnít have to worry about Sil, then."
"Thereís so little happening on Voyager at the moment that Janeway calls a meeting of the senior staff so they can all talk about their dreams. Remember when TNG did this episode (Night Terrors) Ė at least they bothered to have Troi floating in a green cloud with her bottom filling the screen!"
"On this artistically-bereft episode, entitled, 'Tsunkatse,' Captain Kathryn Janeway is out of the picture, so the focus is put on Jeri Ryanís character, Seven of Nine, another female character whose prominence on the show owes itself to, well, something different from Kate Mulgrewís. See, 'Klingon' isnít just a warrior race, itís also what Sevenís impractically tight uniform does to her breasts."
Picard: Now THAT'S what I'm talkin' 'bout! Engage!
Q: You don't find this whole setup a little predictable? Prurient? Designed to titillate?
Troi: I sense a similarity to my character purpose.
Q: See! See what I mean! I mean, yeah, Jean-Luc, I know it's pretty, but isn't it a bit obvious?
"The Fanservice is pretty well balanced in this game. You've got the demure but bicurious sheltered girl, the slutty lolita jailbait... But you know, I'm a fan of goth girls who wear leather, have low self esteem and don't talk much, kind of like a female version of Squall from Final Fantasy VIII but with big titties so I can harbor secret fuck fantasies about him without it being gay" (Enter Paine) "Viva la Rule 63!"
"As my girlfriend remarked, 'I feel like every episode is about Lois's boobs,' demonstrated in this my very own Lois's boobs collage from this season. Maybe if the crew spent less time thinking of ways for Lois to appear in new, cleavage-y outfits (preferably while dripping wet), we could see past that rack to the actual talent Erica Durance has for playing this role."
David: I like Erica Durance in ridiculous outfits, but thereís a point where it really starts distracting from the show. Lois isnít Intrepid Girl Reporter just because she shows her cleavage...I dunno, maybe Iím just a prude, I just think Loisís sexiness should come from her wit and ideas and confidence, not dumb outfits.
Chris: Youíve seen more of it than I have, Uzi. Is this a recurring theme with Durance? Because in three episodes that Iíve watched, two have had her tied up, and one of those involved actual honest-to-god bondage gear.
"We obviously could've filled this entire list with clickbaity yellow spandex fetish art of April O'Neil and called it a day."
"If you Googled 'Kate Uptonís nipples,' youíd see Kate Uptonís nipples on a horse and Kate Uptonís nipples under a white, wet t-shirt. Weíve seen Kate Uptonís nipples and weíve seen pretty much every piece of her body except for both pairs of her down low lips (which Iím sure look like a dwarf rose blooming in the sunlight). Even though Kate Upton has been 98% naked, sheíll never get 100% naked. Details asked Kate if sheíd ever do an artistic nude photo shoot in a fashion magazine and she shook her head no, because she knows that shitty bloggers (Why is everyone looking at me like that?) and asshole whores on social media will pick her apart and Photoshop her naked body on an ad for Real California Milk...If anybody knows anything about art, itís Kate Upton. I watched The Other Woman the other day and Kate Upton had the charisma of an ingrown nipple hair and she made the driftwood in the beach scenes look like they were alive and full of emotions. It was so bad that it was performance art."