1. Playboy was founded by straight male Hugh Hefner. While pictorials could be anybody, like the middle aged wife of Jake Lamotta after the release of "Raging Bull" in 1982, there is a Playboy type. Hefner constantly marketed his bunnies as beautiful girls next door that his photographers could glam up. Playboy "centerfold" women look like the peak specimens of men's fantasies. Measurements always in a centerfold that conformed to the .70 ratio, sadly that has slowly slipped away with time as Playboy models have changed. Who reads Playboy anymore?
2. American Curves was founded by straight male Robert Kennedy (AC went bankrupt recently). Women are slightly more fitness oriented than Playboy, but bikini and 36-24-36 glamour models filled the magazine.
3. The Weider Fitness Empire was founded by straight male Joe Weider, who had a classic BOMBSHELL for a wife, and stocked his magazines with very 'fit' looking yet femme women. Not all curved because it is fitness oriented so those svelte yoga and aerobics girls have representation here. The hot, fit yet femme girl at your gym is the look of the cover models. Google Minna Lessig, Stacey Keibler and Marzia Prince.
4. Pornography is run by a wide network of straight men (or so every feminist essay on porn states). They select women of every shape, color and size that fill men's daydreams or dark desires. Pornography makes up 30% of all Internet traffic, so it must be doing something right for appealing to men. Think any female porn performer.
It is a common joke or belief that gay men run Hollywood, ballet and the fashion industry. It is a heavily rotated women's magazine article to discuss those industries' obsession with stick or ripped thin. Hollywood gave roles to Calista Flockhart and Lara Flynn Boyle rather than Sofia Vergara when she was in her 20s. It is not like Boyle or Flockhart were Meryl Streep and Kate Winslet. Debra Messing and Sarah Jessica Parker have had successful, long careers in Hollywood. Amanda Seyfried lamented the loss of her beautiful breasts to get thinner to fit into the Hollywood look. She is not the first as this has happened before, most famously to Lindsay Lohan. A weird pattern seems to be start hot and curvy, go anorexic, and then get proportional implants to try to mimic their original curve with an anorexic frame.
It might not be enough of a sample set for the media to pick up on or want to recognize. It is a small pattern but Hefner, Kennedy and Weider had a better estimate of straight male desires because they were straight men even as they molded them slightly (Playboy pushed breast implants in late '80s/early '90s). Hollywood and fashion's problem sparking straight male desire reflect gay male disconnect from straight men. Straight men know what straight guys want. Gay men do not know what straight guys want. Gay men do like having sex with young men. It makes sense that gay men would select models, actresses or dancers that look like teenage boys. That is their thing. It is not for straight guys. Fashion, marketing, advertising and the media complex are entities full of gay men. Therefore, Kate Hudson and Renee Zellwegger have appeared in 30 romcoms and Christina Hendricks and Sofia Vergara are pushing 40 having never played a romantic lead. Gay men spend too much time projecting their desires on all of men when it comes to model or actress selection. Stop casting and selecting who you would want to have sex with if they only were a boy, and think of your audience.
*The pic is the famous side by side of Lohan with red hair and curves vs. blonde, anorexic Lohan separated by 1 year.