(Photo: Gasper Tringale/Vanity Fair)
Christopher Hitchens has a piece in August’s Vanity Fair where he undergoes waterboarding in North Carolina in order to give a firsthand account of the “not torture” torture technique. The story is both chilling and amusing. But it got us thinking: Is Hitchens now VF‘s official resident torture lab rat? Because certainly his firsthand account of a getting a sunga—a Brazilian bikini wax for men—qualified as the writer being subjected to a distinct form of foul play, didn’t it?
Well, we’ve been known to explore the fine line between beauty treatments and torture before, and we couldn’t help but compare Hitchen’s vaguely similar accounts of waterboarding and scrotum-waxing: