Fug File: W magazine

Fug or Fab the Cover, Etc.: Miley Cyrus on W Magazine


The first time I saw this, I genuinely thought, “What is Clare Bowen doing on W?”

Beware: The third photo contains lots of cleav and traces of nip. If you at work, make sure your boss is on board.

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Fug The Covers: Amy Adams, Jennifer Lawrence, Lupita Nyong’o, Oprah, Matthew McConaughey, and Cate Blanchett on W Magazine’s Movie Issue


The covers feature six very attractive people looking like six varying degrees of imperiled, sexy, normal, wet, creepy, and crazy. There are inside photos of a bunch of other people, too, but let’s just focus on the front of the book, since that’s what is supposed to make me want to peek inside. Which I would, if I liked horror movies.

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Well Played Cover: Intern George on W


Well, this explains why he never showed up for our GFY HQ holiday card photo shoot, which we therefore had to cancel:

He couldn’t very well be seen as Santa Cloons in the same month that he graces this W cover — it would be a complete conflict of interest, right? You’re excused, George. And this is nice. I mean, basically, it’s just Intern George being Intern George, standing there wearing his standard-issue and still-excellent Intern George face while all the drama happens around him. What’s effective about it is how beautifully the simple sight of that familiar, delightful mug grounds all that drama. This is a pleasure. You’d think he’d at LEAST have sent us a complimentary copy with a doctor’s note explaining his more recent absences (much less the rest of his seven years’ worth). You’re SLIPPING, George. It’s a good thing we’re sentimental suckers.

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Fug the Cover: Emma Stone in W


I understand the desire to do something artsy and different, giving you a new and exciting way to view a celebrity (see: Chastain’s first cover of this same magazine). But there’s “different” and then there’s “Oh, come on, really?” This looks like a photo some girl texted to her boyfriend six hours before Prom.

[Photos: W magazine]

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Fug and Fab the W Covers: Jessica Chastain


Apparently the idea behind this was to make Chastain the “blank canvas” for four different artists. Except by definition I think that’s impossible, and in fact, I also don’t think that correctly defines what they did. Still, it’s fun to see what each one came up with — some better than others, but none better, in my mind, than this one. Now if only they’d do it with SWINTON.

[Photos: W]

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Fug or Fab the Cover: Penelope Cruz


I don’t really know what I’m putting this to a vote. Because the truth is that I think this cover is awesome. She is bringing some 1980s Supermodel Realness: big hair, big brows, big jewelry, and gloves? It’s like 1986 up in here, which makes me think that some of the 10 Trends We Can’ t Live Without” might turn out to be, like, “hyper color t-shirts” and “electric blue mascara.”  Unlike those flashbacks, however, her flashback face is pretty fierce (alliteration!).

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