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Suicide Girls “Geekology” Book Review

Suicide Girls get their geek on with their new coffee table book titled Geekology. The picture book celebrates geek culture while shaking up societies idea of beauty. The book gives fans of the Suicide Girls a hardcover collection of some of the most beautiful women displayed in amazing picture sets on gloriously glossy pages.

Geekology features a new model on ever other page with very tasteful nude shots. The book is definitely NSFW, but it is not trashy by any shape of the imagination. It may not feel at home on every coffee table, but it is definitely a great conversation starter.

I am a fan of tattoo art, and there are plenty of amazing tattoos and body art featured in Geekology and the Suicide Girls website. Their website features a collection of over 2,500 pin-up girls who are “devoted to changing your idea about what makes a woman beautiful.” If you’re not familiar with the Suicide Girls, then Geekology is a great introduction. Fans of geek culture, body art and beautiful women will find a lot to love with this book.

The only issue for me (and it’s a very minor one) was the font used on the for each of the models bios was difficult to read. I am sure the goal was to maximize the space for the photos. The bios give readers an inside look into why each of the models considers themselves a geek and has them talking in first person about their favorite aspects of geek culture.

What sets the Suicide Girls apart from other alternative model sites is that their models are not Photoshopped and their mantra – “What some people think makes us strange, or weird, or fucked up, we think is what makes us beautiful.”  

If you are looking for traditional models with fake hair and fake boobs then Geekology is not for you. I happen to prefer women of all shapes and sizes and reject societal norms when it comes to what is beautiful, so this book is perfect for me. I may actually decide to pony up the $4 a month website membership

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suicide-girls-geekology-book-review-2Official Press Release:

SuicideGirls, the Internet’s top site celebrating alternative beauty and indie culture, has released a new book spotlighting the self-proclaimed geeks of their community. Within its pages, Geekology features stunning photos of the video game players, the comic book readers, the Trekkies and many other shining examples of the culture they’re representing. The book is available now for purchase on the Suicide Girls shop, Amazon.com and other national retailers.

The SuicideGirls are a collection of more than 2,500 pin-up girls devoted to changing stereotypical ideas about what makes a woman beautiful… and they’re naked. Started in Portland, Oregon, by Missy Suicide in 2001, the SuicideGirls broke conventional notions of beauty and the pin-up girl idea as defined by men’s and women’s magazines and the culture at large.

This time around SuicideGirls isn’t redefining what it means to be beautiful or what it means to be a geek. They’re celebrating the fact they’ve always been here, they’ve always been geeks, and they’ve always been beautiful.There’s something truly wonderful about this book. There’s much beauty around the idea of showcasing girl geeks in all their glory: to go beyond the photos and find out that each piece of the picture means something. To find out how many hours put into designing their cosplay and how attentive they are to the homages created. These girls are not just playing dress up in a world they know nothing about. They’re right there with it, helping to build popularity from the ground up: first in line, issue number one. Once a subculture of a subculture, women are now a full force in the geek community.

The Author

Jim Napier

Jim Napier

Geek with a voracious appetite for movies, technology, social media and digital marketing.

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