Comments on: Jessica Rabbit /2012/09/25/jessica-rabbit/ A feminist pop culture adventure Thu, 27 Sep 2012 00:08:57 +0000 hourly 1 By: Pet Jeffery /2012/09/25/jessica-rabbit/#comment-7731 Thu, 27 Sep 2012 00:08:57 +0000 It’s a long time since I considered Jessica Rabbit, but this post has set me thinking. I imagine that several men had some input into the design of the character. It’s as though they compiled a list of desirable female attributes (huge breasts, tiny waist, etc.) and then put them all into the same drawing. The image kind of works, I think, because the drawing is in a recognisable cartoon style in which we don’t expect realism. (If it comes to that, Roger Rabbit doesn’t look much like any real rabbit I’ve ever seen.)

But what, I wonder, if a real woman set out to make herself look as much like Jessica Rabbit as is humanly possible. It would, I suppose, require surgery — and lead to severe health problems (her digestive system, for a start). But would the men who designed Jessica Rabbit find the real life equivalent attractive? I strongly suspect not. Well, at least, I hope not.

Does anyone here remember the late Lolo Ferrari?
All that surgery to turn herself into something that seemed to me monstrous.

I don’t know exactly where these thoughts lead me, but there seems something disturbing at work.

I also wonder how the drawing would look if a group of heterosexual women set out to create a male equivalent of Jessica Rabbit.