Bishop: Ha! If this is porn, I don’t want anything to do with it.
Actress: Did people really get around is this kind of get-up? I mean, really? Isn’t JC Penney’s just a regular store? It doesn’t have a section called Porn-O-Rama, or anything, does it?
(Note for the reader: This photograph is from a JC Penney’s catalogue from 1975)
Bishop: Not that I’m aware of… as far as I know, JC Penney’s is very casual and mainstream, and certainly doesn’t have its own Pimp Department.
Actress: Hey! The guy in the blue has the same trousers as Orion! Orion must shop at JC Penney’s.
Bishop: You’re right! Side buttons and everything…
Bishop: Is it possible to be TOO pimpish? Is that even an adjective?
Actress: It is now… I mean, if you saw the outfit on the left in Boogie Nights, you would have thought it was an over-the-top stereotype.
Bishop: The feather in the hat is the last straw. If you wear that in public, something is horribly wrong.
Actress: No matter what the decade. He’d be lookin’ funkalicious cutting the rug at Studio 54 though, don’t you think?
Bishop: I’m sure he did…
Bishop: Everything in that style was just too damn tight. It must not have been a good era for testicles. My guys downstairs would have been hurting if I had to wear pants like that.
Actress: These men don’t appear to have penises.
Bishop: Ugh. I’d rather not look.
Actress: There’s nothing to see…
Bishop: You’re right, JC Penney’s must have been advertising their new line of eunuch-wear.
Actress: Hah. I love the poses. They are men who are dressed and ready for action.
Bishop: Yes. And something VERY interesting is happening just to their right. The facial expressions are dead serious… You can tell they’re about to spring into action. Pimp style!
Actress: Of course. And the soft pink background just makes it all the more manly…
Bishop: I think they’re on the wrong set… Can’t decide if your shirt should be tucked in or untucked? Split the difference…
Actress: I think it’s rather fetchingly tied in front. I saw a shirt just like that in David Jones just last week. In the women’s department.
Actress: Er, should I say “blouse”..?
Bishop: Ha. Well, with that pink background, I think its obvious these gentlemen are very in touch with their feminine side.
Actress: Baby blue, and yellow trousers, and floral motifs. How very 70’s metrosexual.
Bishop: I like the letters. This picture is diagrammed. Very scientific.
Actress: Yes, is it multiple choice?
Bishop: If it is, I plan on failing the test.
Actress: Baby, I demand that you fail it.
Bishop: With flying colors.
Actress: Can we keep the hat, though?