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Monday, May 28, 2012

Soon as you're dead you're fair game for Vanity Fair


This is the cover of the new Vanity Fair, one of the most upmarket (or "upscale" as the Americans call it) magazines in the world.

The two features it's leading on are: "Marilyn: The Lost Nudes" and "Whitney Houston...her toxic choices and tragic final days".

They'll probably sell well. All magazines love a prurient story about a famous person. That's because all magazine readers love a prurient story about a famous person. There are absolutely no exceptions to this rule. The only thing that makes Vanity Fair upmarket and the National Enquirer downmarket is that the former waits until you're dead to write it.