Brooke Shields is recently She opened up about the sexualization she faced from a very young age in Hollywood.she played a child prostitute pretty baby Starring at the age of 11, blue lagoondepicting the sexual awakening of two teenagers. Said “They wanted it to be a reality show. They wanted to sell my actual sexual arousal. Ironically, I wasn’t in touch with my sexuality.”
In 1978, when Shields was still a preteen, journalist Ed Dwyer I have written: “She is a sweet temptation to all but blind men and eunuchs. She is a sister, a daughter, a sexual object, a victim, a lover, a wanderer.” To Shields there is also talked Of the Calvin Klein ad she shot at age 15, she said, “Do you know what’s between me and my Calvin? Nothing.”
According to Shields, she was just a “kid” and “naive” and didn’t realize how much she was being sexualized by the ads. “The shocking thing for me was being accused of saying, ‘Oh, you knew this was going on,'” she said. trend. “This is what you thought. You were thinking these thoughts.”
Drew Barrymore while speaking to Shields about her experiences as a child actor on her daytime TV show also opened I talked about being sexualized as a child, but I feel like I couldn’t speak up during the #metoo era. “I know what I’m responsible for, what I’ve put myself into, where I’ve been, and I went through so many inappropriate things at a very young age that I can talk about it. I didn’t feel like I was a part of things. We were kids,” she told Shields.
Barrymore — rose to fame in his youth with films such as E.T. – had previously claimed Although she has never experienced sexual harassment in Hollywood, an interview with Shields suggested she was in denial. I was so happy it was happening, but it felt so gray and awkward and I felt like I went through a lot of things I didn’t know were wrong at the time,” Barrymore said.
Whether Barrymore felt abused by the industry or not, when she was a teenager, poison ivy Posing nude at age 17 (with fiancé of 23).
Christina Applegate dealt with There was a ton of sexual content when she started appearing married with children “Looking back on it now, it was pretty awful. Yeah, that part was kind of awful. The man had this little 17-year-old poster and I had pearls. Who gave me that?” I didn’t even know what it meant,” said Applegate.
Applegate was also sexualized and objectified at such a young age, which made it even harder to see the changes in her body after her recent multiple sclerosis diagnosis. It’s really, really hard for me because most of my life has been an image of me, and when I look at this guy, who is this guy with 20 chins?” Said vanity fair.received applegate many Negative comments about changes in her appearance after her diagnosis.
Mara Wilson (best known for Mrs. Doubtfire and Matilda) was disliked for her “cuteness” as a child actress.1 journalist complained Regarding her “troublesome” cute deeds, when Mara saw her smile, she said, “I want to rock her with my little adorable shoulders until my little chiclet’s teeth rattle.”
as she gets older had a hard time By aging from “cute” — like when she was asked to start wearing a set of sports bras. thomas and the magic trainWhen she was 12, she stumbled across an article that said she was entering a troubling age when she was “old enough to have breasts but not old enough to legally show them.” I was. Soon after, she started seeing ads with nude (fake) pictures of herself, and she discovered that she was posted on her site with her foot fetish, I received a creepy letter from an adult male fan.
“I’ve never worn anything more skimpy than a knee-length sundress. This was all on purpose. My parents thought it was safer,” Wilson said. . I have written in another article. “But it didn’t work. People started asking me, ‘Do you have a boyfriend? ‘” in an interview since I was six years old. I asked him about Hugh Grant’s arrest for soliciting prostitutes.
Alyson Stoner is another child star who later wrote editorial about the impact on her. Stoner first gained wide publicity after appearing in Missy Elliott’s “Work It” music video.she also performed Mike’s Super Short Show on Disney Channel and as one of the kids Cheap by the dozen. Her essay did not focus solely on the objectification of children, but like Wilson, she also touched on the consequences of exposing adolescence to the public eye.
“The onset of puberty turned my waist and bust into the primary objects of attention and examination,” she said. I have written. “This also categorizes my career trajectory. I have learned that it is safer to stay away to survive what my mind and body are exposed to daily. will be numb for another 5 years, but all you see is a highly functional smiling girl #437.
Mary-Kate and Ashley rose to fame from a very young age when they were cast Full house. They then became preteen royalty as they starred together in many films that everyone who grew up in the 2000s loved.multiple websites was dedicated Countdown to twins’ 18th birthday.
Right before my birthday, NBC News I have written, “They include the innocence of a child and the sensuality of a sexpot,” he said, adding, “We’re jealous that Mary-Kate and Ashley always seem to be touching in their photos. Kissing Ashley on the shoulder, Ashley rubbing her forehead on Mary-Kate’s cheek…It seems seductive that they are constantly touching each other, but it is unintentionally so.” It refers to a countdown to one’s birthday, and is careful to point out that some states have a younger age of consent.
At 17, they cover Rolling Stone captioned it, “America’s Favorite Fantasy.”their own publicist It pointed out, “If you’re a 6-year-old girl, they’re illusions. And if you’re a 50-year-old man, they’re probably illusions.”
there was again Natalie Portman’s Countdown: “The countdown to my 18th birthday has begun on my local radio show. Euphemistically, it’s the day I can sleep with you.” portman said During the 2019 Women’s March. “Film critics talked about my budding breasts in reviews. I quickly understood that I would feel entitled to objectify my discomfort.”
She also talked about her experience being sexualized at a young age, especially after being in a movie. beautiful girl At 12, she portrayed a 13-year-old who was with an older man. The only ways I can stay safe are: ‘I’m conservative’ and ‘Respect me because I’m serious’, ‘I’m smart’ and ‘Don’t look at me like that’. ‘ said Portman. Said Dax Shepard Podcast.
“At that age, you have your own sexuality, you have your own desires, you want to explore things, you want to be open. ‘No,’ it doesn’t necessarily feel safe,” she said. continued.
Millie Bobby Brown was similarly objectified shortly after turning 18 and noticed a difference in how people and media treated her after her birthday, calling it “gross.” continuation, “I think it’s very representative of what’s going on in the world and how young girls are being objectified. I came.”
She has previously spoken out about being sexualized when she was 16. Instagram, “The last few years haven’t been easy. I’ll admit it. There have been moments of frustration with inaccurate comments, inappropriate comments, sexualization, and needless insults that ultimately caused me pain and anxiety.” brought.”
Brown was famous from the time he started appearing on . stranger things and 11 years oldwas also only 13 when she appeared on W magazine’s list of why TV is “sexier than ever.”
Britney Spears may face some of the worst treatment in the media of a modern female star, especially considering she was so young when she rose to fame. asked the right question question, include About her virginity and her breasts. She was mercilessly criticized for her sexual lyrics and fashion sense.
Years ago, Chloe Grace Moretz (perhaps best known for her role in kick ass 12) said she felt sexual when she was 16 and asked to wear a push-up bra with chicken cutlets on a movie set. “It was the first time she felt really insecure. It was the first time she looked at herself in her mirror and thought, ‘Isn’t that so? Said inclusive.
This year, former Disney Channel star Bella Thorne Said The story of how she was sexualized by a male fan who shoved a “sexy” magazine cover from when she was a minor in front of her and asked for her signature. She also said she wouldn’t have posed for these photos had she been able to return, and touched on the pressure she was under as she matured in the limelight. Then all of a sudden I have boobs and everything grows and I think it’s getting more and more intense.You start liking people and everything changes.”
she also talked How she was sexualized after a photo of her in a bikini went viral when she was 14, and Disney Channel was under pressure to fire her from her show about that. shake it Because people’s reaction was, ‘This little girl would do this. I hate this.’ She said she was told by Disney that the next time she went to the beach, she needed to wear boys’ shorts and loose-fitting T-her shirt.
scarlett johansson Said She was “over-sexualized” early in her career (despite sex not being “a big part of her actual personality”), and people thought she was older than she was. She also said, “I’ve definitely been in a lot of different situations that were not age-appropriate,” and although she was lucky that her mother protected her, she said, “But she couldn’t do it for everything.” Can not”.
In fact, she was categorized as a sexual and mature role and feared she would be banished from Hollywood when she reached a certain age. Johansson was only 17 years old when Lost in Translation – At that point, she had been in Hollywood for years.
Finally, Mischa Barton I have written Speaking about her experience as a child star on 2021’s Harper’s Bazaar, “The truth is, sexuality has always been part of my career. Ever since I was young, I’ve been sexualized.” She said she became a ‘weird sex symbol’ in Asia after the release of puppy when she was just 13 years old.
When she started starring after 18 Oc, She was “hunted by older men in their thirties” and felt pressured to lose her virginity, and eventually gave in. Her dating would lead to a whole new onslaught of unwanted media attention. rice field.
Burton concludes the essay on a positive note. To control my sexuality,” Button concludes. “I’m not just a headline. I’m a woman. I’m a human being. I have a story to tell. I can’t keep quiet any longer because these things are still happening. Color, all.” To the women of the world, who were dismembered and sexualized while ashamed to live in their own bodies. All of this would be worth it if it helps you avoid it.”