SuicideGirls: Geekology (hardcover review)

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If I were to ask you who the SuicideGirls were, would you know? If you didn’t, would you still know what an alternative model is? The term “model” is still closely tied to the stereotype of a super slim female that stays in luxurious New York apartments, poses for Calvin Klein/Versace, eats truffles all day, and drinks the most expensive of wines. However in the past few years, there has been a change and the term “model” has now taken on another definition: The Alternative Model.

Alternative models aren’t your stereotypical models that I just described earlier, no. In fact they’re models that aren’t put on a pedestal per se, but are easily accessible to you or I (by “accessible”, I mean you don’t need to go through red tape to even be seen in a room with them). You will run into them on the subway, or you will see them at your local Starbucks getting a coffee, or better still, you’d run into them at your local dive bar. Alternative models come in all shapes and sizes, and a large majority of the time they’re tatted or inked up, which completely separates them from the “model” stereotype. Personally, that fact right there is what I appreciate from the SuicideGirls.

(This hardcover has a lot of the Suicide Girls and their interests, so I’m only going to focus on a few, or it would just be too overwhelming for you all….in a good way of course.)

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Dimples posing in her R2D2 bikini.

Since the Suicide Girls are already unique in their own right as models, another plus point that could be added to them is that some of them are geeks or nerds. Let’s face it, being a geek or a nerd in today’s society is considered cool now, however these girls aren’t pretending just to be in the “in” crowd, no. When they pose with their R2D2 bikinis, like Dimples is doing (picture up top), it’s because they actually love Star Wars and dig that bikini design. One of Dimples’ quotes in the book already gives her geek cred:

“My intergalactic love affair would be with Luke Skywalker. Hopefully he secretly inherited a little bad boy streak from his father.”

If you follow Dimples on her Instagram account, you actually would see proof of her geek status. She’ll actually post things that relate to Star Wars from time to time, so yeah she’s not “pretending”.

Another person I’d like to highlight from this hardcover is Kemper. She’s also another SuicideGirl that has the geek cred to back her up. Not only does she have gorgeous shots in the book, like Dimples, she already confesses to being a geek in a short paragraph:

Any friend of mine would be able to tell you in a heartbeat, while rolling their eyes, that my number one geek crush is Thor. I lust. I pine. I sigh over him on a regular basis. I’ve hit on waiters because they resembled Thor. Ok, that was only one instance in particular…but you get the point. He strikes my fancy in every way possible, geek and non-geek. Le sigh.

Again Kemper, like Dimples, has an Instagram account. If you follow her, you would see that she plays World of Warcraft and confesses to loving the game. She actually sets time to run raids with her friends in the game (if you don’t know what a “raid” is, it’s an MMO term. If you don’t know what “MMO” means, then Google it, you non-geek, you).

These are just the characteristics of two of the beautiful females in this beautiful hardcover. If you want to learn more about the other girls, like Patton, or Lass (I’m a fan of hers), or Episkey, then you need to pick up this book. They all speak a little bit about themselves and what they believe defines them as geeky or not. A lot of the photos in this hardcover are beautifully shot (I wish I could thank each photographer for their hard work), and has a touch of geekiness to some of their individual pictures. Mind you, I couldn’t post the pics because they’re mostly nudes. Also if you’re offended by nudity, you need to go back to 1865 and stay there.

For the SuicideGirls, their models always come in all shapes and sizes. The definition of a geek or a nerd also applies to this statement as well. When you put those two together, the outcome is just mind blowing. The SuicideGirls have been able to overcome the stereotype of a “model”, and in this book it looks like they’ve also overcome the stereotype of a “female geek” as well. The cool thing is that you won’t find these girls lurking in their parent’s basements, no. If anything you’ll run into them at San Diego Comic-Con (which they do attend), or your local book store. Of course while you’re at the bookstore, I suggest you pick up this hardcover. You never know if one of the SuicideGirls are right there ready to thank you for supporting them. Then maybe you can talk to them about what video games you like, right? 😉

Rating: 4.5/5 Atoms

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