First there were the pube-enhanced underpants featured on every single design blog on the planet. This got me thinking about an interview I did a couple months back, with a young male porn star named James Deen, who assured me that the completely bald Brazilian of yesterday was being replaced by a manicured pubic lawn. I didn't think it would catch onto the mainstream so quickly--I mean, pubic hair in 2010--what a crazy concept. And then, Sunday night, while watching Entourage, porn-star Sasha Grey sauntered across the screen, flaunting full-on bush action!
The outcry was immediate (and pretty funny). "Who is Sasha Grey? . . . Was that supposed to be a joke, with her fluffy, untamed bush at the end of Entourage?" e-shrieked one outraged Twitterer.
A grown woman flaunting her secondary sex characteristics! Fluffy, untamed bush in 2010! Not only that, but pubic hair, or lack thereof, played a major part in one of the plotlines as well. Refreshingly, Turtle (one of the less-attractive, chubby cast members) couldn't get wood when he saw his improbably hot girlfriend lacked so much as a landing strip.
As someone who'd sooner drip hot wax onto my eyeballs than into my anal crevice, I'm relieved to see that my old friend pubic hair is making a comeback. For all you suddenly unfashionable ladies who went the whole nine and permanently lasered off the shrubbery. . . well, I found this merkin on ebay for about forty bucks.