In the fourth item on the sidebar of the Us website, one finds an item, “exclusive” to Us, on former 90210 star Trevor Donovan’s nude pictorial, which the actor shot “at a pal’s house.” Okay! The house is not in the ZIP code “90210,” the rag informs us, and we suspect the journey away from 90210 has been a difficult one indeed.
We’re accustomed to tabloid leaks that seem tactical, but not ones so obvious and desperate–couldn’t his P.R. team come up with some sort of cell-phone excuse? We could write an essay-long piece on the decline of shame, with nods to Demi Moore’s Twitpics, the Kardashians’ everything, and Mulvey’s theory of the male gaze, but why spend the time? Even Us isn’t proud enough of this tiny “get” to promote it. (It’s less important news than two High School Musical actors “dancing to Beyoncé, a publicist leak of a far more tasteful flavor.) We wish Trevor Donovan the best of luck getting his next big role–or at least on avoiding a future as the male Black Dahlia!