Missionary Elk Sex
People love to anthropomorphize animals, putting them in cute outfits, giving them fancy names, and generally trying to justify their random animal stupidity by pretending they’re “just like people.” Heck, Disney has built an entire empire on putting ducks in sailor outfits and giving them anger issues. Though we tend to prefer our anthropomorphized animals to show the noblest side of our nature — like, say, the innocence and gentleness of Bambi.
Coincidentally, did you know that there’s a sculpture in Indianapolis that depicts the origin story of Bambi? Here it is:
That hunting scene is now only the second-most-disturbing thing we’ve seen involving Bambi’s mother.
The piece, titled Trophy (we’re sorry, were you still expecting subtlety at this point?), depicts two elk banging missionary-style, complete with kissing and intense eye contact. The piece appears to satirize the normalcy we now associate with injecting human characteristics into animal life, showing how the perfectly natural bland missionary (the Dane Cook of sexual positions) would look shockingly out of place in nature.
The completed work was placed outside of the Herron School of Art in Indianapolis. Though it was one of 15 sculptures commissioned to be placed around campus and the school attempted to place it somewhat out of sight, it still managed to find its way to being a topic of heated public discussion. Because if someone found the time to make it, you better believe people were going to find the time to bitch about it.
“Let them watch … I can only finish when they watch …”