The Regrowth of The 70’s Bush
Surrounded by boot cut jeans, bobs, the Black Keys, and anything remotely connected to Wes Anderson, the grave of George Santayana is surely witness to perpetual turning in our retro-obsessed age. But there is one last bastion of modernity into which nostalgia and vintage-worship will never encroach, and that, my friends, is America’s love of the bald pubic mound.
Cue evidence to the contrary…Yes, it appears that the ubiquitous presence of the porn star mustache in bohemian communities has in turn sparked the regrowth of another 70’s smut staple: the bush.
It’s not just American Apparel ads that are causing a buzz about fuzz. In December 2011, Versace dropped several ads that featured Saskia De Brauw’s prominent but tamed pube-age, prompting Jezebel to write up a lengthy article on the bush’s legacy in fashion.
Maybe people are just catching on to the downside of being bare? Set aside the annoyance of constantly shaving and razor burn, being completely shaved down there adheres to a male definition of female beauty. After all, it’s natural to have a bush after puberty.
It might just be time to rejoice in the Revival of the Rug.