Thursday, March 20, 2008

Predictably, annoyingly but admittedly hot Fall Out Boy Bassist, Pete Wentz is drumming up his old publicity getting technique of talking about how he likes things like makeup and girly things even though he’s a boy. Because he’s so edgy. His new line fashion line “Clandestine Industries” is about to start selling at Nordstrom and he has been quoted as saying:

"Technically they will be hanging in the young women's area, but personally I make these clothes as if they are unisex," Wentz said. "I mean, some of the clothes are clearly just for girls, you won't see me wearing a dress or anything, but I do like to wear a slimmer jean."

In the past he’s talked about having kissed boys, his love of eyeliner (which he had to call “Guyliner” so it wouldn’t alienate an increasingly younger, pseudo angry male fan base) and now this.

It’s interesting that a band whose aesthetic is reminiscent of many of the great historically courageous bands like The Sex Pistols and Green Day could constantly associate with such diluted cultural statements as “it’s eyeliner but wait, no, it’s guyliner”, I personally find the fact that the name of the line is “Clandestine Industries” to be generally trite. There’s really nothing Clandestine about Pete Wentz anymore.

But, I mean, look, I think he’s gorgeous, he’s so beautifully styled, he plays a great rockstar character and he’s dating his apparent anti-thesis so it’s easier to tell who he is and for that I thank him. Those are all great and admirable things. Endlessly trying to appear edgy by challenging gender roles in the most predictable and basic ways ever is where it gets slightly annoying. Why can’t he just do another set of nude photos? Why? And when is he going to drop the tuna and hack into some beef. On camera? I'm still on codeine - that's where this is coming from. [source]

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