Gwyneth Paltrow's luxury lifestyle website GOOP just put out its first sex issue, and it really must be seen to be believed. GOOP is ridiculed on the regular for recommending outlandishly expensive purchases ( $15,000 headphones, anyone?) but this issue took insane, inane spending to a whole new level. In a section entitled "Not-So-Basic Sex Toys," the editors encourage readers to check out "a few of our favorites," one of which turns out to be a $15,000, 24-karat gold dildo.
Are Gwyneth and her GOOP team serious?
Fascinatingly, the actress just launched a GOOP pop-up store in San Francisco that will be open until May 25. Could recommending outrageously expensive sex toys worth more than some Americans make in one year just be a clever marketing ploy to bring traffic to her site and market her new store? Or is she really, genuinely this completely clueless about life for the other 99%? We're talking after all about a woman who called a $700 blender a kitchen essential.
So: is #GwynSerious about thinking the hoi polloi have this kind of change on hand to spend on sex toys? Or is she playing with readers and garnering great publicity with her ridiculous recommendations?