Speaking of real women’s bodies — you gotta love Helen Mirren who at almost 65 is not afraid to show us a real woman’s body.
She’s got a new flick – Love Ranch – directed by hubby Taylor Hackford opening next week where she plays the owner of a legal brothel in Reno in the 70s. And she gets to have a hot affair with a young Argentinian boxer.
She talked to NY Magazine about Love Ranch and embracing her sexuality throughout her career:
The Playboy Mansion, coke, and the rise of all that—Guccione and Hefner always pushed it as liberation, but it didn’t seem like that to me,” she says. “That was women obeying the sexualized form created by men—though maybe we always do that, because we want to be attractive. But I was kind of a trailblazer because I demanded to do it my own way. I’d say, ‘I’m not having it put on me by someone else.’ I didn’t want to be the sort of puritanical good girl with a little white collar who says, ‘Don’t shag until you get married.’
The woman is always so honest and direct. Seriously refreshing.
Madam Helen (NY Magazine)