But, it's the overtly sexual tone of the shoot that has us feeling a little iffy. Seymour is clad in bondage-style leather while her sons get very up close and personal. To be fair, some shots are less disturbing than others — in a few, the family is simply goofing around and having fun — but the others?
The whole thing feels even more icky with the memory of the beach images that Gawker ran a few years ago, in which Stephanie and a then 18-year-old Peter were snapped with their faces — and mouths — in what seemed a near make-out. At the time, mother and son claimed that the shots were taken out of context, but it's unsettling nonetheless.
Clearly, Harper's Bazaar was aiming to do something controversial that would slap us in the face with sexuality. But the question is: Did they go too far? Let us know what you think. (Harper's Bazaar)