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Fashion photographer Mario Sorrenti shoots the sexed up Katy Perry for W‘s November 2013 cover. She is profiled by Lynn Hirschberg for her new album, “Prism,” in which she apparently “sings the international language of sex and empowerment.” That’s exactly why we like this editorial — for her pop-sensation songs — not for her high-slit pencil skirt, killer stilettoes and sultry cat eyes. Not at all.

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