Yesterday, VMan‘s Shrek shoot hit the internet.
Dreamworks’ famous green ogre posed for Ellen von Unwerth with V’s Model Search winner, Emma Dumont. The fourth and final Shrek movie will premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival next month, and they’ve found at least one new way of promoting it. Dreamworks, however, is less than thrilled with the shoot.
A spokesperson told Fox News, “”In hindsight the studio would have declined to have the characters participate,” and the New York Post‘s film critic even weighed in, “I don’t think Walt Disney would have allowed Snow White and Cinderella to appear in a magazine spread that made it look like they were about to participate in a menage a trois.”
We’ll go ahead and say there’s nothing—nothing—sexual about these shots, and it sounds like Dreamworks is just drumming up even more publicity. Someone probably should’ve picked up an issue of VMan if they’re so concerned.
So we asked Stephen Gan, the magazine’s founder and Editor-in-Chief, what he thought.
“I find the story funny, and it was done in good humor. As an editor of a progressive men’s magazine in America, one has to constantly think of celebrities, the most stylish models on the planet, and today’s male HEROES…that’s where Shrek comes in! My dream was to see this caliber celebrity make an appearance within a fashion story .”
Really, this is the best thing that’s ever happened to a fourth installment of anything.