Sep 27, 2012 8:28AM

Watch: Kate Upton Frolic with Baby Animals as Shot by Bruce Weber for CR Fashion Book

A visual analysis.

Hush Lil' Baby, Don't You Cry is a film directed by Bruce Weber. Like the magazine for which it was made (CR Fashion Book issue #1), the film's themes include birth, motherhood, and puppies. Not just puppies, but a whole range of baby animals — baby chickens, baby cats, baby pigs, baby rabbits, and baby goats (otherwise known as kids — get it?). There are also human babies present. A male model dressed in a unicorn costume meets a vivacious blonde (the magazine's cover model, Kate Upton) and the two start a family. Note the use of a unicorn motif to signify the rarity of a good man (symbolism).

Now compare and contrast this to another film starring Kate Upton, Cat Daddy, directed by Terry Richardson. Note the filmmaker's use of slow motion to highlight the pillowy wholesomeness of the subject's chest area.

Emily Royal