If you’ve ever wondered how Terry Richardson manages to convince women to pose naked for him, you can now watch him explain his technique — on camera. You can also watch him explain how this technique has the additional benefit of offering him an 80% success rate in later convincing said women to have sex with him.
The technique goes a little something like this:
I would do this thing where I’d ask girls, “Do you want to do some nudes?” and they’d be like, “No.” And I’d say, “Well, I don’t want to take nudes of you. I’m going to be naked. You’re gonna stay dressed and you’re gonna photograph me… It’s a really good way — kind of a seduction. Because the girl gets the camera and the phallus and it feels very powerful. And then all of a sudden — usually in those scenarios we end up having sex. Try it! It works at least 80% of the time.
This maneuver is eerily reminiscent of something he said in a 2004 interview with The Observer:
“A lot of it starts with me saying to a girl, ‘Do you want to do nudes?’ And they’re like, ‘I don’t want to be naked,’” said Mr. Richardson. “So I say, ‘ I’ll be naked and you take the pictures. You can have the camera. You can have the phallus.’”
Which is to say: he’s clearly not joking.
And, if you make it through the whole thing, you can also watch him sing a song about child molesters.