This was Cherry's second shoot for Arvod. It was a video shoot, but we began with this stills set. She wore a 'babydoll', an item of nightwear not designed to sleep in, but rather to have sex in. Like a chemise or a negligee, only shorter. Lacey or sheer, covering the breasts only enough to prompt uncovering them. You might think that this kind of lingerie was outdated and the market for such fashion diminishingly small. But actually sales of the babydoll are booming. Sales peak around St. Valentine's Day and at Christmas, to women with their man in mind. The catalogue of one fashion house gushes, "Prepare to feel and look a little ooh lala when you slip into one of our sexy babydoll lingerie or gorgeous chemises. If you're a vixen and you know it, fill your wardrobe with sexy pieces that will leave him panting for more !" Contemporary feminist puritans hate "sexwear" of course. A conspiracy of the Patriarchy to "pornify" Wimin. They aren't willing to acknowledge that just possibly all women don't think that sex is something they are forced to endure by an oppressive patriarchy. And they hate the idea that heterosexual women express their sexuality by projecting themselves as desirable to the man they wish to seduce. The babydoll is reputed to be named after the 1956 Elia Kazan film, Baby Doll. ...she's nineteen ...she makes her husband keep away ...she won't let the stranger go. It won a Golden Globe and 3 Oscars, but the Catholic National Legion of Decency awarded it a C rating - C for condemned. Making it an instant hit with American Catholics. It was belatedly discovered that the Catholic laity saw the list of morally condemned films as a list of recommendations of what was on at the cinema. If the Bishop said it was a mortal sin to see a film, you knew it was worth going to see.
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