"Now THIS is how you hit back at the oppression of women in the Muslim world," twittered Newsbusters blogger Lachlan Markay this afternoon, linking a brilliantly provocative Liaison Dangereuse lingerie ad that turns Salome's Dance of the Seven Veils on its head and puts Victoria's Secret to shame. Set against the smoky, sultry strains of a ney — the flute of classical Arabic music — and tambourine, the camera's eye caresses a smoky, sultry woman getting ready to go out on the town. Depending upon your perspective, you'll either love or hate the surprise ending.
Update: Way cool: NewsBusters' Editors' pick!
Update II: From our imail correspondent, a woman of the world:
The post is fabulous. It reminds me of the Secret Lives of Plants.
Update III: Maggie's links.