In 1983, I took my five year old daughter to the Philadelphia PA Art Museum to introduce her to fine art in hopes of helping her develop a taste for the finer things in life, but I think I created confusion in her young mind on the difference between art and pornography.
As we started home, I drove down Market Street where we and passed an adult bookstore. My baby looked out the window up at the naked woman silhouette attached to the bookstore. She asked, what is the difference between that woman and the women in the art in the museum?
My mind went blank because I did not have a clue of how to explain the difference between a pornographic suggestive pose and true art. I never answered the question. I just continued to drive home never returning to that conversation again.
When I look at the sexually provocative pose of Serena Williams her silhouette is comparable to the one we saw on the adult bookstore. The key thing about the Williams’ sexy silhouette is she comes across as a girly girl for whom men want to fantasize. If being a male fantasy was her goal, I think she achieved advertising that being a girly girl and a great tennis champion are compatible lifestyles.