So GTA V has a new release focusing on planes coming out, and above is their promo poster.

That marketing image appeals to me, as a lady person.” – my girlfriend

Ironically for a company that (allegedly) satirizes mass marketing and blind consumerism, Rockstar have created what’s basically an iconic bait and switch thumbnail for the trailer.  There are only two depictions of women at all in video, one a lingering shot:


And one a few frames that are barely noticeable without stopping the motion due to being out of focus, in the background, of a few frames:


The confident female pilot/parachuter is apparently fit for a promotional poster but not something Rockstar wants people to think is actually part of their game – and the less sexualized a depiction of women is, the less they care.

– wincenworks

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