Originally, the men's magazine BUF portrayed
women with gigantic breasts--"BUF" stood for
"Big Up Front". Over time, the magazine's focus shifted to women whose
bodies were in proportion with their enormous mammaries. It now
contains pictorials of extraordinarily obese women.
Okay...this is hard for me because I don't really have a fetish for overweight women. Somewhere in the brains of BUF's buyers, there's an extra
connection, one that melds the vices of gluttony
and lust. I'm not wired that way, so I can't judge exactly how well
BUF achieves its goals.
But I can tell you what the magazine contains. The women are, for the
most part, fat--not voluptuous, not chubby, not plump, not
Rubenesque, not zaftig, but fat, hugely fat, Springer
guest fat, three-hundred-pounds-plus fat. The pictorials are almost
entirely softcore, and most of them don't show much of the woman's
genitalia; the purpose of the magazine is to glorify all her folds, not just the ones between her legs (and in any case, it's hard to
position these women in such a way that their naughty bits are visible
past their bellies and titanic thighs). The
centerfolds generally involve a woman eating enormous amounts
of food, which I take to mean that this sort of thing is sexy to people
with this particular fetish.
That's about all I can say. I do wonder, though, how these women find their way
into the business. See, if you're reasonably attractive, you've
probably realized that you could do porn if you ever wanted to (and even
if you never thought about it, you probably wouldn't be surprised to learn
that you could). The same is true if you're not so attractive but have
a large bosom. But if you're an exceedingly heavy woman,
a woman whom Hollywood and fashion magazines condemn as unattractive,
a woman who endures taunt after taunt every day of her life, what makes
you decide to expose yourself to thousands upon thousands of people?
Maybe she's in a relationship with a fat admirer, a reader of such
magazines, who's always supported her, always seen her as beautiful and
knows that other men will find her beautiful too. Maybe, in spite of
MTV and Vogue and heroin chic and diet book after
diet book, she's just plain
comfortable with her naked body, and enjoys showing it off. Or maybe
somewhere, in some town, there's an ad in the back of the local indie
"Big, Beautiful Women wanted as models. Pay $200-300/shoot.
Supportive, comforting environment with other big women around at all
times. Call BBW Productions on voicemail #1523 and leave name, age, and
And someone reads the ad, and they need a little extra
money, and (for better or for worse) she takes a deep breath and gives it a shot.
Women: thirtysomething-middle-aged; obese
Lesbian: 0-1 per issue
rating: ??? (I lack the ability to judge)