A new book featuring some of the finest culo in music, fashion and film is raising eyebrows because of the number of celebrities from Lady Gaga to Sarah McLaughlin, who appear in it totally nude.
Culo? you say.
Well, it’s a slangy Italian term for the buttocks, and also the name of a collection of photos published in a large-format, coffee-table book.
Check out the photos; click to enlarge.
Music mogul Jimmy Iovine, 58, of Universal Music and Interscope Records fame, reportedly backed the project.
Iovine has had his finger (no pun intended) on the pulse of pop culture for more than two decades, popularizing such artists as Eminem, Lady Gaga and The Pussy Cat Dolls.
Who else would have the power to summon the likes of Gaga, Stacy “Fergie” Ferguson, Nicole Scherzinger, Sarah McLachlan, Stacy Keibler, Irina Shayk and Alessandra Ambrosio to bare all for famed photographer Raphael Mazzucco?
In all, more than 200 images are featured.
The book calls the derriere the “new epicenter of female sexuality, desire and empowerment.”
Of course, famed psychiatrist Sigmund Freud had something to say about this.
In his work, he described something he called “the anal stage,” a period during human development that most people grow out of by the time they are two.
The book went on sale Nov. 21, and would make the perfect stocking stuffer for someone like, say, your favorite rap mogul.
In fact, Diddy is s big fan.
“Raphael is a true artist. He relies on instinct, capturing a raw, natural sens of beauty through his lens,” he says in a plug for the book.
Think about it, and check out the asstastic photos here.