Dame Helen Mirren loves her a FEISTY LADY!
The legendary actress has praised what she terms â€œshameless womenâ€ 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.
â€œWhen I was growing up, it was thought to be unbelievably sluttish to even have a bra strap showing,â€ Mirren said. â€œEverything was about women conforming. I love shameless women. Shameless and proud!â€
Mirren, 70, said she was happy to be finally â€œrelieved of the whole sex-symbol tagâ€ but was inspired by women who had not been â€œcontrolled by being shamedâ€.
â€œI 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.
â€œThey all raise their middle fingers to this epithet of â€˜slutâ€™. They wear what they want to wear, behave as they want to behave.â€™â€
Mirren said the reality TV starâ€™s famous backside had been positive for young women and body confidence.
â€œIâ€™m not into the Kardashians, itâ€™s a phenomenon I just donâ€™t find interesting, but â€“ and this is the big word: B-U-T-T â€“ itâ€™s wonderful that youâ€™re allowed to have a butt nowadays,â€ she told the Sunday Telegraph Magazine.
â€œThanks to Madame Kardashian, and before her, J-Lo. Weâ€™re also allowed to have thighs now, which is great too. Itâ€™s very positive.â€
Mirren is the second high-profile Brit to praise Kardashian in recent weeks, after former Labour deputy leader Harriet Harman said the Kardashian womenâ€™s message was that â€œthey are kind of going to make their own decisions, make their own way in the worldâ€.
â€œThereâ€™s a kind of bravery and a pioneering â€“ oh my God, what am I saying here? â€“ a pioneering spirit to them,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?