Anne Hathaway & Jake Gyllenhaal’s EW covers look like 1970s porn


Can I just say something that may be very unpopular? I don’t want to see Love & Other Drugs, and I think this whole promotional campaign geared towards building up this film as a “love story” and “romantic comedy” is completely lame and cheesy. And these new Entertainment Weekly covers are just the latest of the CheeseFest. You know what they remind me of? Did any of you have parents who met and married in the 1970s, and when you were little, whenever you would go through your house you find these odd 1970s books about dating and love and sex? Or God help you if you found 1970s porn (I did, and that’s probably why I have such a thing for hairy men, come to think of it). These EW covers remind me of dated 1970s porn/sex manual covers. And I’m sorry, I still don’t think Jake and Anne look like they have much sexual chemistry. It’s Brokeback Mountain all over again.

Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway’s new romance, Love & Other Drugs, is arguably the sexiest movie of the year. Throughout the R-rated comedic drama (in theaters Nov. 24), they reveal nearly every inch of their enviably toned bodies. So it makes sense that their photo shoot for this week’s cover of EW would be equally steamy. In fact, the duo’s flesh-baring photo session was so sensual that we decided to put out three separate covers.

Photographer James White, who shot Gyllenhaal and Hathaway in New York, says the costars had an easy rapport. “I thought they’d be a little more tense about it than they were, but it was surprisingly low-key.” he says. “I guess after making a movie like that with each other, it’s not too big of a deal.”

During our interview, Gyllenhaal and Hathaway (who played husband and wife in 2005′s Brokeback Mountain), dish on their intense sex scenes in the film. “There is that revoltingly embarrassing moment when you have to take your clothes off in front of strangers,” says Hathaway. “I mean, I don’t go to the beach in a bikini for a reason. So I thought, ‘Okay, I’m going to be in control. I’m going to do everything properly, disrobe at the last minute, and in between shots get the clothes back on.’ But then I found that every time I put my robe back on, it rubbed all the body makeup off, and that added 20 minutes to filming. As with all things in life, the second you stop making it about you and you make it about everyone else, it just got, dare I say, fun.” Gyllenhaal also spilled one interesting bit of trivia about the tape that kept certain modesty-preserving patches from falling off: “It supposedly was the same tape that they used on Pirates of the Caribbean to keep everybody’s wigs on.”

[From Entertainment Weekly]

I have seen Jake and Anne interviewed together, and they are very sweet and protective of each other. So… they get along in real life. And maybe they are both totally comfortable with the nudity and all of that. But I still maintain that the campaign for this movie is totally cheesy. It’s supposed to be set in the late 1990s, but it seems like the 1970s.




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  1. Scarlet Vixen says:

    I just don’t get the nudity. It seems so…unnecessary…

  2. bite me says:

    hope it flops hard

  3. JuliaB says:

    I’m honestly getting sick of the marketing for this movie, it’s all about them just being naked.

    Never mind the fact that it’s actually a serious movie and Anne’s character has a serious debilitating disease.

    Jake’s dalliances with Swifty don’t help. He is a weird shade of tan in these.

  4. munchies says:


  5. Rachel says:

    I think they look great, and I can’t wait to see this movie!

  6. LOVE ANGELINA says:

    Ew they made different covers. They look related in some way. I am not looking forward to getting this in the mail. LOL This should have been what Angelina and Johnny’s cover looked like, they would have been sexy. Like Jake and Anne are to sweet and not sexy enough to pull this off. I don’t wanna see this movie either. It does looks cheesy. I am not even sure what the hell its about. The trailer doesn’t really explain and what it does show isn’t even interesting.

    I like them as people and actors though.

    EDIT: LMAO @ bite me

  7. W.O.M. (use to post as Bea) says:

    I don’t know anything about this movie — & I’m not sure this is a bad thing — but I do like the shot where they are laughing. It’s very natural and charming.

    And no way is this 70s porn — you can’t see Anne’s armpit hair.

  8. Ella says:

    HAHAHAHAHAHAA that first cover!! It’s so cheesy!

    Third one is kind of cute, though… at least they are smiling and look more at ease.

  9. jen says:

    Sorry, but I just don’t get the appeal of either one of them.

  10. Relli says:

    I think it looks beautiful, and even Lainey says its worth the hype. But can someone, PLEASE explain why they are not a real couple! Seriously they are giving me old Hollywood vibe, you know the fantastic chemistry but never being in the same place at the same time. ugh, i just want them to have beautiful babies!

  11. terryo says:

    I would drink Anne’s bathwater! Hey W. O. M. the only hair Anne has on her body is the hair on her head!

  12. heathen says:

    The one were they are both laughing is the best one — it shows they aren’t taking it seriously & is actually kind of cute. The other 2 however, totally cheesy.
    I am, I must say, pleased to see he looks just as naked as she does, which is something given the recent Glee GQ photo shoot were the guy was the only one fully dressed!

  13. JuliaB says:

    “even Lainey says its worth the hype”

    That’s because Lainey is most likely paid by Jake’s people in some way, how she’s constantly fawning over him. Most people who have seen the movie said it’s just ok at best.

  14. LittleDeadGirl says:

    Yeah, I’m not getting the sex appeal to either one of them and I see no chemistry. The third cover is the only one where they look cute but it’s all very 16 year old kids first love kind of vibe which makes the nakedness and R rated part of the movie kinda creepy …

  15. Hollowdoll says:

    I’m so sad. I really like Jake but all I see when I look at him now is a creepy creeper going after Lambchop. What normal father says yeah, you can date my 20 YO daughter even though your 30? I remember being 20 and I would consider myself mature for that age but dating someone who is 30!!

    An awesome quote:

    Not that we’re in the business of starting rumors or anything (ahem), but we’re pretty sure that’s proof that dating Jake Gyllenhaal is bad for your career. And that dating Chris Colfer (even fictitiously) isn’t.

  16. hgt says:

    Lainey is paid by CAA agents of several celebrities. A year ago she was hinting at him being gay, now she is promoting this film and JG as the Second Coming all the while mentioning in each article that he’s straight. It’s a campaign to make him look straight and for this film.

  17. shayrlmj says:

    Love the cover with them laughing.. I really like Anne’s movies, but I think this one looks interesting.
    They seem like great friends

  18. Michael says:

    why are they naked?

  19. jennykate says:

    Too funny Kaiser…it reminds me of one of my Mom’s Psychology Today magazine covers from the late 70s/early 80s. And no, the word “sexy” does not come to mind when I see this cover.
    Having said that, wow am I jealous!!! I just love love love Jake Gyllenhaal….

  20. Oi says:

    Worlds better than that stupid True Blood RS cover. At least they look comfortable, if not hot and sexy.

  21. kelBear says:

    Well, it’s not photoshopped so that’s a plus ;-)

  22. katerz says:

    @Oi, I disagree. That True Blood Rolling Stone cover was fun and over the top. This is just lame looking, like some \”Love Story\” crap.

  23. Xx says:

    she looks like she is desperately trying to keep her boobs covered. Ha! I think she’s better at clothing, for sure.

  24. mln says:

    The cover is all kinds of cheesy. I am on the fence on the movie I’ll wait for the reviews.
    BTW I’ll believe Lainey over that hateful Ted C any day of the week he is just transparantly nasty.

  25. anti says:

    that is really weird. it doesn’t look like they have chemistry at all… maybe they do in the film, but not during this shoot, which aside from being nude reinforces the cheap porn feel.

    also, i’ve worked at retail stores that sold magazines and employees dread these sort of covers. customers take them of the shelf and leave them lying around (out of curiosity, i guess) and then some random customer will see it (or their kid) and complain to management.

    OR they have to put a little plastic divider in front that obscures the mag cover (except for the title) and less people buy it. the buyer for that department has weaker numbers for the month. it’s already tough dept, so it’s a no win.

  26. OtherChris says:

    I know I’m not the only one who thinks he looks hotter snuggling up to Heath Ledger.

  27. Feebee says:

    The laughing one is the only one that will fly, like even they are laughing at the cheesiness of it all. Except her arm behind her elbow crease makes it look like a nip slip. Or was that just me?

  28. Hollowdoll says:

    I’m with you Other Chris, JG and HL together in a pic always oozed with the Sexy!

  29. Newbie says:

    I could by totally off here, but has anybody else heard oscar buzz for Anne when it comes to this movie? Sure, the marketing sucks, but from what I’ve heard, the movie is pretty good…

  30. Iggles says:

    It makes me sad that Lainey has sold out.

  31. JuliaB says:

    “I could by totally off here, but has anybody else heard oscar buzz for Anne when it comes to this movie?”

    These was buzz before anyone had seen the movie, based only on the script and director. But it’s mostly fizzled away now that reviews are lukewarm.

  32. Johnny Depp's Girl says:

    The photo shoot looked fun! The movie looks lame.

  33. mln says:

    @ Iggles you think Lainey sold out because one poster says she did with no proof? I think you should decide for yourself.

  34. Riley says:

    Oh god. I was just sent back to 1984, when I was snooping through my parents closet and found my dad’s old playboys and my parents The Joy of Sex book. Yuck.

  35. Tammy says:

    Absolutely agree that Lainey is on a campaign to market him as straight she has been fawning over him daily, they are trying to undue the Ted Casablanca Toothy Tile damage. As for the movie it is currently at 50% on Rotten Tomatoes.

  36. Catherine says:

    Why do they have to be nude on the cover? Is there a point to that beside that the word ‘love” is in the title of the movie? It’s just weird.

  37. Nicky says:

    I’m sick of hearing about this movie and how much chemistry they have and how much sex there is. You know what? Big deal! Anyone would think this was the first film to contain sex scenes. Interspersed amongst the multitude of Jake and Taylor stories, of which there appears to be a new one everyday, I can honestly say that I’m a little bored of Jake and how he appears to be growing increasingly smug, the more attention he recieves.

    @bite me, I second that!

  38. RHONYC says:

    they have the chemistry of tom & nicole in ‘eyes wide shut’.
    boo :-(

  39. Roxanne75 says:

    Oh frick my eyes are watering with all the comments on here. For real, I don’t see it. They are trying to make something (chemistry) out of no chemistry. He is a hot piece of stud and she is big nerd. Doesn’t work. She should be so lucky. Totally dumb with the naked!! (here I go laughing again)

  40. koala says:

    ick. i just do not buy either one of them as lead material. don’t get the appeal.

  41. gabs says:

    How do you all know lainey gets paid by CAA agents? Wheres the proof? I didnt know she sold out. I thought she gets money from ads on her site

    I like the cover of Anne laughing and looking away, its less posey.

  42. Jeri says:

    I’m a Anne H fan but ads I’ve seen for this movie seem weird. After a week or more of the ads I figured out it was a RomCom, before that I thought it was some type of science thing involving drugs for emotions.

    I used to be a Lainey fan but it seems she pushes people and promotions for percs. Free trips, etc. Some of her rants make no sense and she’ll swoon on and on for some tween flik for ages, then she and her BFFs vacation there (gee, who pays?). She also abuses people ala Perez for no good reason then kisses the ass of anyone she wants to impress. She doesn’t allow comments so she can’t be challenged on her nonsensical statements.

  43. Whitey Fisk says:

    Riley, I’m glad someone else is scarred by finding “The Joy of Sex” in their parents’ room. Hazy drawings of hairy 70s people “making love” – what could be more disgusting? I seriously get the willies when I even think about it. In fact, my copy of “The Joy of Cooking” has no dust cover – I ripped it off because the similarity of the titles gave me the creeps every time I looked up a recipe.

    That header pic is the photographic equivalent of a “Joy of Sex” drawing, which is about as un-sexy as you can get.

  44. padiddle says:

    I can’t believe the amount of good buzz and even predictions of oscar noms this movie is getting! It looks beyond cheesy in the commercials and trailers.
    They don’t appear to have chemistry, and the first thing I thought when I saw this was definitely “Joy of Sex” lol.
    Everyone on here always cracks me up. I’m curious to see if this movie really makes any money. I don’t really feel either of them can carry a movie on their own, despite both being well known.

  45. lila says:

    if these two ever had a baby, their baby would have really big eyes

  46. bellaluna says:

    I’m not sure about their chemistry…it seems “off.” All I know is, if someone took pix of my hubby & me together in a “moment”, it would melt the flash drive, the camera, and possible the eyes of the photographer. And physically, we don’t look anything like these two.

    *sorry for the over-share – hubby’s out of town!*

  47. original kate says:

    meh. something about her always seems stilted to me.

  48. LolaBella says:

    I love them both and am shipping for them, but even I have to admit these pics are weird and dare I say – awkward.

    The one with them laughing is the most natural one and that’s my favorite.

    Oooh, I just realized I can see Jake’s treasure trail in the profile pic. Nice.

  49. serena says:

    maybe it’s 70′esque but it’s cute.

  50. ziggy says:

    why? why? why does everyone need to strip and get naked on these kinds of covers? some people may like this, but i don’t.

  51. lala in nYc says:

    i don’t like the nudity either. doesn’t seem necessary

    it’s not like i’m going to go to see this movie now because either of these two will be naked

  52. lu says:

    romantic comedies are not romantic nor funny, so i’ll rent this one.

  53. Jayna says:

    Can’t wait. Love, love her. I want to pose nude with Jake.

  54. Wholesome1 says:

    Ew is too right!

  55. LittleDeadGirl says:

    Great now I have to throw my “Joy of Cooking” book away. Thanks alot guys! Kidding :) I have to say I think the True Blood cover was alot better but I’m a True Blood fan and it’s one of the few shows where they do chemistry and sex scenes right BUT I think in general nudity more often than not ruins a movie for me because it is rarely done right.

  56. AJ says:

    Just reeks of opportunism, you know?

  57. Mizz Tickles says:

    Wow, so sexy. I think these two got chemistry.

  58. Dee Vine says:

    The laughing shots are cute, but the rest, def cheesy. Jake is adorable.

  59. Camille says:

    Yeah it seems cheesy, but I love it anyway lol. I love the cover where Anne is laughing. I think they’d make a hot couple. *shrug*

  60. sauvage says:

    I adore the way he’s holding her. Seventies porn? Maybe, but it also looks loving and protective.

  61. Sandy says:

    Taylor’s gotta be pissed. There aren’t a lot of thirteen year old girls who could handle this well.

  62. Stubbylove says:

    I’ve never gotten the appeal of either one of them. The nakedness is ridiculous – put out a great performance and that’s it. I don’t remember actors like Marlon Brando, Russell Crowe, Shirley MacLaine or Meryl Streep promoting a film talking about how they were always naked on set. Who the f*ck cares if you’re naked in the film? Are we all 13 year old boys and girls who can’t handle nudity?

  63. AD says:

    Ok, guys we get it. Your both totally straight. Now,run along and put some clothes on.

  64. julia says:

    beautiful !