Throwback Thursday: May 2001

Check out what we were up to in May of ’01. Don’t worry, we’ll leave out our middle school class picture.

Every week, we send someone stumbling into the dark Maxim archives to see what we were up to way back when. This week we’re going back to May of 2001, when Eliza Dushku was the hottest goth cheerleader we’d ever seen, Korn was badass, and we had a closet full of pastel-patterned button-ups.

Cover Girl: Eliza Dushku

Where You’ve Seen Her: At the time, Eliza was one of the hottest actresses in Hollywood. Playing an unconventional, gothy cheerleader alongside Kirsten Dunst in Bring It On, a dark vampire slayer who got scrappy with Sarah Michelle Gellar in Buffy The Vampire Slayer, and Arnold Schwarzenegger‘s daughter in True Lies, we couldn’t get enough of her sultry stare. Or those skintight leather pants, naturally.

Where She Is Now: Since gracing our pages, Eliza Dushku has managed to maintain her stronghold in Hollywood’s indie scene, recently playing a swinging wife in Sex and Breakfast, a psychotic mistress in Locked In, and a modern day watchman in the upcoming film The Scribbler. She’s also made multiple small-screen appearances on some of our favorite shows, including FX’s The League, and lends her voice to a variety of videogames.


An Interview with Jonathan Davis

In this article, the interviewer regards Korn frontman Jonathan Davis as a hardcore badass who lives the ultimate rock n’ roll lifestyle, full of swooning groupies and an abundance of drugs. Once upon a time, this guy was clearly the man. Unfortunately, Korn isn’t exactly a hit factory anymore, and while the band still has many loyal fans, we suspect that most people under 25 probably couldn’t pluck Davis out of a lineup.

Maxim Wear: Hot Tropics

First we promoted cargo pants, then we moved on to emulating LL Cool J, and now we find ourselves cringing about how we evidently swooned over pastel-colored paisley shirts. But it’s not as baffling as why we thought those sunglasses on the bottom of the page were ok. They’re not.

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