Emma stone’s eyes and bradley cooper’s nipples star in this awesomely weird photo shoot

When a magazine as fashionable as W puts out its annual movie issue, you know you’re in for some pretty artsy-fartsy, freaky type s–t.

But nothing could have prepared us for the pleasantly weird surprise that was this year’s edition, which was devoted to the best performances of 2014 and featured 39 actors doing… well, something. Our Style team pored over these images for 30 minutes and still couldn’t figure out what W was trying to do, so there.

All confusion aside, we love the photos for their extreme bizarre-ness, which the mag says was inspired by “the colorful, sun-drenched Los Angeles paintings and photographs of David Hockney, as well as the ’70s free-love aesthetic that informs the artist’s work.”

Here are some of our favorites, and you can check out the rest (and the magazine covers) on W‘s website:

Emma Stone needs you to stop.

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Photo: W Magazine

 

Shailene Woodley literally cannot even [move her legs].

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Photo: W Magazine

 

Bradley Cooper is having a hard time deciding what to wear today.

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Photo: W Magazine

 

Scarlett Johansson is perplexed by how awesome she always looks.

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Photo: W Magazine

 

Benedict Cumberbatch is… a clown? Is he supposed to be a clown?

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Photo: W Magazine