Queen Bettie: Whip It

Two she-devils have wielded a whip with such startling sex appeal that they will forever be associated with the weapon in my mind: the magnificent Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman in Batman Returns (1992) and the Queen of Fetish Modeling, Bettie Page. Michelle twirled and snapped a bull whip while Bettie stroked a BDSM riding crop … Continue reading Queen Bettie: Whip It

Year End Stuff

It’s almost the final week of the year, an appropriate time to take inventory around here. I don’t usually spend much time viewing the site’s stats, but I just did and noticed one major thing: I’ve had more than twice as many posts this year, compared to last year. In the last three months alone … Continue reading Year End Stuff

Queen Bettie: Fishnet Friday

While Bettie Page was most notorious for rocking silk stockings, often with garter belts and sky high heels, she wasn’t averse to wearing the occasional pair of fishnet tights either. And, unsurprisingly, she rocked those like nobody’s business too. I highly recommend this interesting history of fishnet tights from a few years ago, which mentions … Continue reading Queen Bettie: Fishnet Friday

Queen Bettie: Attack of the 50 Foot Bettie

With this ongoing series celebrating the historical, cultural, and artistic importance of Bettie Page, I’m trying to honor the legacy of a real, honest-to-goodness icon. There aren’t many of those, truly, in our popular culture. What I’m really doing with these posts is celebrating Bettie’s legacy as an artist and not so much delving into … Continue reading Queen Bettie: Attack of the 50 Foot Bettie