Suicid Girls

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Suicid Girls

SuicideGirls é um site de assinatura que contém fotos eróticas de estilo pin-up com modelos exclusivamente do sexo feminino e de diversos lugares no globo terrestre. Entrevistas com grandes nomes do mundo do entretenimento, entre outros, podem ser conferidas na página, bem como fóruns, blogs de membros e modelos, notícias, etc.
O principal diferencial do site são os estilos e biotipos da maioria das mulheres, que não condizem com os padrões de beleza normalmente usados por outras revistas e sites de modelos. São garotas com tatuagens, piercings, cabelos coloridos, de diferentes raças e manequins, características do gênero pornográfico alt porn, ou pornografia alternativa. O site atualmente totaliza mais de 1800 modelos. O Suicide Girls também é caracterizado por promover a interação entre as modelos e seus fãs, por meio de blogs, fóruns e boards. Algumas dessas meninas assinam as matérias publicadas no site e têm outros projetos vinculados ao endereço, tal qual programas de rádio. Faz muito sucesso com o público indie e outras subculturas, tais como góticos e cybers.
A instituição Suicide Girls não se restringe apenas aos ensaios de fotos e fóruns. O grupo também promove eventos off-line, caracterizando-se por serem estrelados pelas garotas mais famosas do site em grandes palcos, encenando a arte erótica. Já foram lançados dois DVDs desses eventos, o Suicide Girls: First Tour e Suicide Girls: Italian Villa, e 2 livros de fotografias. Recentemente o grupo fez uma parceria com a organização pró-animais PETA, fazendo ensaios nus protestando contra o uso de peles. Também criaram o projeto Pinups for Soldiers(Pinups para soldados), que tinha como objetivo fazer sessões fotográficas no estilo clássico pinup para enviar às tropas americanas.
Para ter acesso ao site, os membros devem pagar uma quantia de de 12 dólares mensais. A sede se encontra em Los AngelesEUA, onde o negócio teve início. Apesar das modelos serem de diferentes países e, portanto, falarem diferentes línguas, o idioma oficial da página é o inglês.


In 2001, Mooney returned to Portland, Oregon to study photography after working as director of technology at Ticketmaster. Inspired by Bunny Yeager, Mooney began photographing her friends in the pinup style and wanted to create a website that featured her photographs as well as message boards and blog posts from the models. Mooney's friend, Sean Suhl joined her and the two founded the website. SuicideGirls was originally based in Portland, but relocated its operations to Los Angeles, California in 2003 to be closer to its distributor, label and publisher. That same year, 70 models from the website appeared in a music video for the band Probot.

Mooney has stated that the purpose of the site is to give women control over how their sexuality is depicted. The site is privately co-owned. According to Missy, the term "Suicide Girl" originally comes from Chuck Palahniuk's novel Survivor (1999): "It's the same with these suicide girls calling me up." Missy also states that the name describe girls who commit 'social suicide' by breaking away from the norm of society, and created the site 'as a place to celebrate beautiful women who choose not to fit into the norm and as a corner of the internet where outsiders could congregate and be appreciated for being themselves'.

In September 2005, SuicideGirls announced that it would remove a large number of images from its pages, in an effort to collaborate with the U.S. Justice Department standards at the time.The images involved depicted bondage, weapons, or simulated blood. The Justice Department indicated that images of that type might be the subject of obscenity prosecutions. Although SuicideGirls was not mentioned as a target, they removed the images until the furore passed. In January 2007, the images were made visible again. In 2006, some of the Suicide Girls were featured in an episode of CSI: NY titled Oedipus Hex.


In 2015, it was reported that the website had 5 million monthly visitors, with 51 percent of them being female. SuicideGirls 15th anniversary was celebrated at its Peek-A-Boo burlesque show, which is a regular act at Pour Vous nightclub in Los Angeles, and was featured on the website of Maxim magazine. In 2017, SucideGirls released a line of marijuana vape pens and cartridges called the Chill Hustle Zero line.

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