Dame Helen Mirren loves her a FEISTY LADY!
The legendary actress has praised what she terms Ã¢â¬Åshameless womenÃ¢â¬Â who are redefining beauty, citing Pussy Riot and Kim Kardashian as role models who have rejected labels such as slut and embraced bigger body shapes. And yeah, I agree- though it’s weird to wrap my head around Pussy Riot and Kim K being in the same “activist” category. HELEN, EXPLAIN!
The Oscar-winning actor said women had been pressured into conforming to demure stereotypes throughout the 20th century, but many contemporary celebrities took pleasure in breaking taboos.
Ã¢â¬ÅWhen I was growing up, it was thought to be unbelievably sluttish to even have a bra strap showing,Ã¢â¬Â Mirren said. Ã¢â¬ÅEverything was about women conforming. I love shameless women. Shameless and proud!Ã¢â¬Â
Mirren, 70, said she was happy to be finally Ã¢â¬Årelieved of the whole sex-symbol tagÃ¢â¬Â but was inspired by women who had not been Ã¢â¬Åcontrolled by being shamedÃ¢â¬Â.
Ã¢â¬ÅI love women who have claimed their own bodies: Madonna, Chrissie Hynde, Joan Jett, Bonnie Raitt. I love Pussy Riot more than anything in the world.
Ã¢â¬ÅThey all raise their middle fingers to this epithet of Ã¢â¬ËslutÃ¢â¬â¢. They wear what they want to wear, behave as they want to behave.Ã¢â¬â¢Ã¢â¬Â
Mirren said the reality TV starÃ¢â¬â¢s famous backside had been positive for young women and body confidence.
Ã¢â¬ÅIÃ¢â¬â¢m not into the Kardashians, itÃ¢â¬â¢s a phenomenon I just donÃ¢â¬â¢t find interesting, but Ã¢â¬â and this is the big word: B-U-T-T Ã¢â¬â itÃ¢â¬â¢s wonderful that youÃ¢â¬â¢re allowed to have a butt nowadays,Ã¢â¬Â she told the Sunday Telegraph Magazine.
Ã¢â¬ÅThanks to Madame Kardashian, and before her, J-Lo. WeÃ¢â¬â¢re also allowed to have thighs now, which is great too. ItÃ¢â¬â¢s very positive.Ã¢â¬Â
Mirren is the second high-profile Brit to praise Kardashian in recent weeks, after former Labour deputy leader Harriet Harman said the Kardashian womenÃ¢â¬â¢s message was that Ã¢â¬Åthey are kind of going to make their own decisions, make their own way in the worldÃ¢â¬Â.
Ã¢â¬ÅThereÃ¢â¬â¢s a kind of bravery and a pioneering Ã¢â¬â oh my God, what am I saying here? Ã¢â¬â a pioneering spirit to them,Ã¢â¬Â Harman said.
(Via The Guardian)
I KNOW. WHAT IS EVERYBODY SAYING? Again, I think there’s some truth to it, but man, it’s weird to hear such respected women showing sincere reverence for the botox-y, reality-tv peddling, lycra-wearing Kardashi-klan. Such is the world we live in?