Friday, January 2, 2015

The Cow As White As Milk

I Wish...

You wish to have
The curse reversed?
I'll need a certain
Potion first.
Go to the woods and bring me back
One: the cow as white as milk,
Two: the cape as red as blood,
Three: the hair as yellow as corn,
Four: the slipper as pure as gold

Bring me these
Before the chime
Of midnight,
In three day's time,
And you shall have,
I guarantee,
A child as perfect
As child can be.

Go to the wood!

It was this revelation by the witch that sent the Baker into those woods. It was those lyrics, which I heard first from Bernadette Peters, that had me searching for the four items, FH style. 1, the cape fell into my lap. 2, with the help of Mark Grantham, Mike Tossy and DAVISICON were easy to obtain. The last object, the cow as white as milk proved more difficult. I thought of asking some of the artist's I have featured, especially those who often shoot out side if any of them had any images of a model with a cow. Then, I looked at that question actually written down and decided it too weird, even for me.

I came up with an alternative for the cow and the other contributors were not aware of what I was working on, only the color, or object I asked for help with. Here are those four objects in my tribute to Into The Woods, FH style of course!

Images above from the original Broadway Production.

The cow as white as milk,
The cape as red as blood,
The hair as yellow as corn,
The slipper as pure as gold...

White: Ryan Reynolds in Buying The Cow

'Into the woods to sell a friend...'

Trying to find a photo shoot featuring a hot male model posing with a cow proved an impossible task. Not that google searching hot men with cows didn't turn up some interesting results..

I think these shots of Ryan Reynolds, and his rather milky white behind are a nice substitution. From the 2002 film, Buying The Cow, there is also a bit of connection (stretched I will admit) of Ryan sort of looking like he is descending down a tower, a brick one in this case, via Rapunzel's beautiful long hair. (sheet)

Buying The Cow caps via Restituda1's World of Male Nudity

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