She's a feminist, subtly sending up the construction of feminism and sexuality and continuing the debate of the gaze and objectification with a contemporary twist. The imagery around her from the original has, (as viewed then), the more negative female symbolism, and it matches the imagery in Poe's Dreamland, which visualises feminity as threatening or negative, but that female beauty also represents the brevity of life. The contemporary glamour model is an update on the artist's model and muse, and the fictionalised bawdy prostitute.