Scarlett Johansson’s latest D&G ad: lovely or corpsey?


This is Scarlett Johansson’s latest ad for Dolce & Gabbana. Scar became the face of the brand… in 2009, I think. Scar fronts a surprising number of ad campaigns – Mango, Moet champagne, Reebok, just to name a few – which doesn’t really comport with the “average, low-key” image she tries to push of herself. She’s not average. Anyway, I rarely like Scarlett’s “model face” because the girl really doesn’t have that many expressions, and her mouth is always open. In the Mango ads, she’s always styled to look rather corpsey, and there’s some of that going on this ad too. Sure, she doesn’t look deathly in this ad, but she doesn’t really look… alive, either. It doesn’t help that every photographer and stylist seems to pose Scarlett reclining on something, like she’s too lazy to actually stand up and pose? At some point, I have to stop blaming the stylists and just blame ScarJo – she just gives off a corpsey vibe in photographs.


In other ScarJo news, her old(er) lover Sean Penn has been photographed a lot over the past few days as he tries to get in shape. Photographers have gotten shots of him jogging and mucking around in the ocean and hanging out with a personal trainer. It’s great that a man his age is taking an interest in exercise, especially given that he’s a smoker, a heavy drinker, and likely a drug user (?). But something tells me that Sean’s new-found interest in exercise isn’t about health. It’s about his 20-something girlfriend.

Ladies, think about this grunting on top of you. That’s all I’m saying.




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  1. Marjalane says:

    Oh Kaiser! You are an awful, awful person to put that image out into the universe! blech! blech! Somebody taser me!

    I think photographers pose her like that because her face and body are ALL she has to offer. She absolutely does look like a very made up corpse here! Doesn’t inspire me to do anything more than offer a “Rest in Peace”.

  2. kiko says:

    “Ladies, think about this grunting on top of you. That’s all I’m saying.”

    hell no..disgusting.NO!

  3. spinner says:

    Scarlett looks absolutely beautiful!! So lovely.

  4. Funnylilou75 says:

    his hair are so tragic!! he should ditch the dye job, he seems so ridiculous with those crazy unatural hair!!

    and for scarjo she seems like two different bodies, one is hot and is her photoshopped persona, a pin-up made by gods of pixels and her average, not so-so homely and self…

  5. Lady Jane says:

    That hand with the painted nails is SO NOT HER HAND. So a bit creepy, a bit funny.

  6. Addie says:

    This looked photoshopped to oblivion.

    And her eyes look cartoonish.

  7. Quest says:

    Photoshopped like hell….thinking about SP grunting on top just makes me queasy. It’s like being laid by a rusty-donged pussy sniffer

  8. silken_floss says:

    Ladies, think about this grunting on top of you. That’s all I’m saying.

    Oh Kaiser, you never fail to bring the LOLZ :D

  9. don’t call her corpsy please. she looks like a doll and it’s always a fault of post-production team.

  10. marge says:

    her arm (with the painted nails) is a terrible photoshop job

  11. really says:

    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz, she looks like Miss Piggy!

  12. bren says:

    how do you know it’s a new-found interest? just because we are hearing abut it now?

  13. GQ says:

    she’s stunning

  14. Miss Marie says:

    Sean hard at work in Haiti I see…

  15. Sakyiwaa says:

    I think she looks beautiful. but she IS a lazy poser…

  16. lisa says:

    Scarlett is a natural beauty to me. WHY not use that in the ad. Why do they make her poses in those awful contorted ways. They never look natural. They also airbrush too much. She doesn’t need that.

    I don’t think any of the D&G ad have been impressive at all.

    regarding Sean..if she likes him so what. Sean has issues, but he is very smart. No different then a woman going for beef cake. Which does nothing for me. Abs and no brains is boring. Sean is not my taste, but she sees something in him. Many beautiful women prefer men to boys. They want someone to bring something more to the table.

    It may last or not. But she was with RR who to me is not attractive either. Don’t care if he has a nice body. He is like a cardboard cutout.

    So maybe she wants something different. I am waiting to see if she joins him in Cannes in a few weeks. That would be fun to see.

    anyway. Sean is not ugly. He doesn’t look any rougher then the last pictures I saw of Daniel Craig.. He needs to do something with that hair, but he has a good body.

  17. kristin says:

    I agree with whomever said she looks REALLY pretty (although dead) in this photo, but not really so much in real life. She can take great photos and is attractive enough to be able to be photoshopped into something gorgeous, but she doesn’t walk around looking like that.

  18. TXCinderella says:

    I think she looks pretty here. Maybe a little stiff, but pretty. Then I scrolled on down and…Ugh…old Spicoli.

  19. mia girl says:

    @Lady Jane and @marge
    I was thinking the same thing! That hand is just so creepy and Dr. Frankensteinish!
    The purple nail polish is out of place in the ad and only makes it worse.

  20. beth says:

    @”Ladies, think about this grunting on top of you. That’s all I’m saying.”

    hahaha!!!! GROSS with font size 50 if i could!

  21. V says:

    I don’t get the hate for Scarlett J. & Sean P. True, he is much older. Angelina Jolie dated, openly flaunted the sex relationships and married Billy Bob Thornton. She ended up fine. Not to mention that by my book, Sean Penn is a much better actor than BBT, even more attractive, more intellectual, and more accomplished. Penn’s exs are also more high-profile beautiful women. On the other hand, BBT’s exs are all not that interesting.

  22. Mika says:

    She looks beautiful, but not like a human. Her face looks painted on, like a China doll. I’m pretty sure if I saw this picture before going to sleep I’d have terrible dreams.

  23. anti says:

    her skin is so “airbrushed” in photoshop that she looks like an animation.

  24. Faye says:

    The photoshopped the hell out of this. Why? She’s already so pretty, who cares if she has human flaws like normal looking hands and pores in her skin.

  25. guesty says:


  26. Zoya says:

    All that photoshop and they couldn’t fix her wonky eyes while they’re at it?

    Also she and Penn belong together. they are both pretentious obnoxious morons. she probably thinks she’s sophisticated~ for dating a brooding old asshole and he gets to show off his young arm candy. perfect fit.

  27. S says:

    I bet five whole dollars* that he was already grunting away on top of her BEFORE her divorce, and that was why she & Ryan split.

    And, if my wild speculations on that one are true, then I am also about 97% convinced she IS pregnant, and that it’s Sean’s, BUT she’s further along than the 2 months they’ve been officially ‘together’ for because she was already seeing him when she was still with Ryan, and THUS she will either
    a) abort, or
    b) do a Natalie and announce it much later than the original ‘conception’ period clearly was, LIKE WE REALLY WOULDN’T NOTICE OR ANYTHING. or
    magical option c) she will become house-bound at Sean’s shack for the next five to six months for an unspecified reason, finally emerging later in Spring to announce their split. Then, a couple of days later, the Jolie-Pitts will have a new mystery adopted child with Scarlett’s lips, Sean’s nose, and a pre-disposition for binge drinking.

    *except not really because hey five dollars is five dollars

  28. rraven says:

    She looks like a spirit, the ones “hunted” on TV shows like Supernatural

  29. Leek says:

    She is really pretty but I always think she is probably exactly like some of the slutty characters she’s played over the years.

  30. serena says:

    Overly photoshopped. But she looks cute, yeah, corpsey but pretty.

  31. Nancy says:

    To me Sean Penn is sexy as hell but ScarJo is so yuck!!!!

  32. Tazina says:

    If he’s out of shape, he’s going to get winded on top of her. He’ll have to pause and will be gasping for breath. Not good. He should lay down the cigs too.

    I can see why she’s with him. He’s smart and probably interesting to talk to.

  33. beth says:

    why cant these old ones get it on with someone their own age? it’s not like there’s a lack of amazing same-aged women out there – nice to know inner beauty is so highly valued *eyeroll…

  34. Mick says:

    I have said it before, she was already seeing Sean Penn before the divorce. That’s why she had to divorce. She may have been seeing Penn since, she got interested in adopting a child from Haita, or Uganda, one of those countries. On the adopting a child idea, she said one thing and Ry said another.

    On the picture, Glam is part of her job,
    she has said photographers always tell her she is very photogenic. I guess she is. She has over done the laying down pose. But, that’s a good way to hide a protruding belly. That may also be why she has moved in with Sean. It may be why he has forgotten about Haiti.
    Sean is working his butt off to stay in shape, that’s for sure.

    Ryan and Scarlett are both nominees for the 37th Annual Saturn Awards. Ry is nominated for Buried and Scarjo for Iron Man 2.


  35. hellen says:

    She looks like the original poster for “Stepford Wives” – the one where you see only Katharine Ross’s decapitated head.

  36. kazoo says:

    ugh. i love sean penn as an actor, but ew to all of his personal life.

  37. yadicakes says:

    All I need are some tasty waves, cool buds and I’m fine- Loved him as Spicoli

  38. Mshuffleupagus says:

    I don’t think he grunts. I think he would make sounds more like a high pitched whinny.

    I’m ok with the D&G image except that I think they tucked her boobs under the under wire of that corset so that the bra part would fit and photoshopped the undercleav out. I hate it when they do that because it makes my big boobs squirm in empathy. And my boobs are usually VERY selfish.

  39. Juu says:

    The picture is so photoshoped it looks nothing like her.

  40. Snarky_Pup says:

    I think Scarlett looks really pretty here but her right arm looks ridiculous, as though it’s a foot shorter than her left. Blame the photoshop experts at D&G for that!

    The old guy is looking very crusty. Why must we look at him?

  41. original kate says:

    “Ladies, think about this grunting on top of you.”

    ….and there goes breakfast.

  42. Marie says:

    “Ladies, think about this grunting on top of you” Lunch…Dinner…ruined with just the thought.

  43. jover says:

    If she’s so intellectual why isn’t she at Oxford debating the issues of the day. Fashion models should be doing this, actresses should act – but of course this is easy money so beneath all that faux intellectual pretension (someone tell did she actually graduate from high school where and when?), it’s just an easy cash grab.

  44. beth says:

    i hate it when women try to live through their men…

  45. margaritachum says:

    am i the only one who didn’t know who that was until i read the name? it doesn’t look like her at all.

  46. KattyKat says:

    Ladies, think about this grunting on top of you. That’s all I’m saying.

    I refuse! I won’t I tell ya! Thankfully I was born with a built in filter for things like that and I will giggle at those who were not.

    She looks beautifully photoshopped. Look at that waist now look at her gut in the jogging photos. Normally, I’m not that mean about weight but she’s 26 and willingly lets that grunt on top of her No respect. None.

  47. lisa says:


    you sure took along way around to make a dig. But you got your unnecessary shot in.

    Bravo to you. (snark loudly)

  48. Mick says:

    Scarlett & Mango split in an amicable manner.

    At times, I almost feel like Sean Penn
    took advantage of a very vulnerable Scarjo.

    Age would not be such a factor, if he didn’t have the reputation that follows him. Two failed marriages, the wives can’t be both wrong. Plus, who knows how many girl friends. They left him for a reason.

    No more tatoo on Scarjo’s arm?

  49. Truthzbetta says:

    She looks nothing like her real self, which is a good thing b/c the girl is overrated.

    OMG on the Penn image. You’re terrible, Kaiser. But seriously when you think about it, gawd why would a twenty something date that smelly wife beating smoker? It ain’t for laughs, he hasn’t delivered those since the one Spiccoli role. So she’s a fame digger, I guess.

  50. I Choose Me says:

    So pretty but the eyes look completely vacant.

  51. Rosanna says:


  52. jane16 says:

    She’s pretty, and I usually like her movies, but not her ads. She comes off as stiff and artificial.

  53. Lem says:

    That’s not Nicole Kidman?

  54. Tazina says:

    I’m sure he doesn’t grunt. Being a smoker and out of shape, he probably gasps and wheezes.

  55. Camille says:

    Sean Penis = Fugly personified. I wouldn’t have sex with that even if I was offered big $ to. Yuck yuck yuck.

    As for the ad, ScarHo looks pretty AND corpsey. She is a terrible model/actress. She’s also not a ‘natural beauty’- she needs a ton of make up and photoshop to look as good as she does in that ad, otherwise she looks just average to me (as seen in recent candids).

    Ahh Hollywood, it really *is* all just hype, smoke and mirrors. :lol:

  56. wunderkindt says:

    Sean Penn is into necrophilia?

  57. Mary Jane says:

    “Ladies, think about this grunting on top of you. That’s all I’m saying.”

    Sorry, I am trying dearly NOT to…

  58. Janna says:

    Wow. Stunning photos of her.

  59. kikay says:

    she look like a dead body on CSI.

  60. Lenore says:

    …you know what, he does seem like he’d be a grunter. And a snuffler. Sometimes loud appreciation in sex is hugely arousing. Sometimes it’s like the noise your dog makes as it attempts to evict a cunning flea from its genitals, and all you can do is say, “Look, honey, that’s…that’s lovely, but that’s enough for now, okay? Yes, of course it turned me on, but…you’re putting me off, okay?”

    Sean is, I suspect, rather more the latter type.

  61. Isa says:

    She looks pretty but she also looks like she is plastic. Like they posed a Barbie doll.

  62. Beauty says:

    well, the grunting thing really turned me on. if i have to be truthful.

  63. Francesca says:

    This is the pre grunting hair shot. Her Oscar look was post grunt.

  64. Gigohead says:

    “Ladies, think about This grunting on top of you. That’s all I’m saying.”

    That should have made it into the new Scream movie cause that scene would have been TERRIFYING!!! AHAHHHHAH


  65. Ella says:

    That doesn’t even look like her

  66. Jess says:

    Creepy dollface.

  67. honeyv says:

    Wow, here are some harsh comments about this ad. But whatever, I agree with them. This is FAKE! I’m starting to hate Photoshop

  68. Ally says:

    Dolce & Gabbana

    Eau de Penn


  69. Eleonor says:

    @lisa: Scarlett isn’t natural her cheeks are fake.
    About Sean Penn: at this point he reminds me of Kevin Spacy in American Beauty, when he wants to impress his daughter’s friend and starts working out.

  70. Morgan says:

    That pic of Scar has so much photoshopping in I hardly recognised her in her only-pose-she-knows pose! It’s SO D&G; Deathly & Grim!

  71. beth says:

    @”she look like a dead body on CSI.”

    LMAO. she does, indeed!

  72. Paige says:

    ew!!!!!!! i dont think that arm is hers!!!

  73. crab says:

    It looks like someone else’s very small arm is working it’s way up to choke her! Weird looking!

  74. harfang says:

    Dude, thanks a lot. Gawd only knows how long I’ll have that image of Sean’s dogface stuck in my head. I think she looks very nice considering how ‘shopped she is.

  75. Newbie says:

    Why do some people feel the need to photoshop the armpit so it looks like a 360 degree knee-cap? Whenever I’m touching up a pit, I clean it up a bit and make sure that the hairs aren’t super-noticeable. If I have to remove the knubs altogether, I still leave the shadow and the bone structure. This job makes her arm look like a stringcheese.

  76. jemshoes says:

    Haha! GROSS Kaiser! And I thought this post would only be about ScarJo’s (lack of) modelling ability! You just had to throw that last sentence in, didn’t you. :D

  77. Prettywitty says:

    You guys crack me up; I’ve been snorting and chuckling and almost spewed water all over the monitor. I love Scarjo and think she’s a natural beauty, but I do wish they wouldn’t put so much makeup on her. I thought she was beautiful in The Horse Whisperer, but she keeps glamming herself up. It’s a shame. As for Sean Penn, his appeal is definitely not his looks, but give the guy a break. He’s getting old and we don’t like old in the U.S.