Michelle SmithDeakin University. The passing of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner prompted both positive and negative eulogising. From one perspective, he was a revolutionary who helped to dismantle the long-standing secrecy and shame surrounding sexuality.
Brooke Christa Shields born May 31, is an American actress and model. She was initially a child model and gained critical acclaim at age 12 for her leading role in Louis Malle 's film Pretty Babyin which she played a child prostitute in New Orleans at the beginning of the 20th century. Shields garnered widespread notoriety in the role, and she continued to model into her late teenage years and starred in several dramas in the s, including The Blue Lagoonand Franco Zeffirelli 's Endless Love
Child abuse campaigners are furious at Tate Modern gallery's decision to show an 'obscene' picture of a naked year-old Brooke Shields. Yesterday critics called for the image of the star to be withdrawn from the new exhibition, which opens tomorrow, saying it was unacceptable. They claimed the picture would attract paedophiles to the gallery and said organisers should have taken advice from parents before deciding to show it.
There was no hiding Brooke Shields from the frenzy surrounding the film Pretty Baby, in which she starred as year-old Violet, who lived with her prostitute mother in a Storyville brothel in New Orleans. But she was insulated from the controversy ignited by her nude scenes in the film. At the time, the precociously striking Shields had done modeling, commercials, and a couple of made-for-TV movies.
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T he Richard Prince photograph of Brooke Shields that Tate Modern recently withdrew from the exhibition Pop Life, after Scotland Yard suggested it might break obscenity laws, travelled across the Atlantic carrying a long history of controversy. It shows a year-old Shields, oiled and glistening, naked and made-up, posing in a marble bathtub with a seductive danger that belies her years. It tells you everything about what we fear and desire.
By Anita SinghShowbusiness Editor. The child actress is shown standing naked in a bathtub, staring directly at the viewer, with a heavily-made up face and an oiled torso. So controversial is the photograph that it has been separated from the other exhibits and hangs in its own room behind a closed door.
Succumbing to pressure from the police, the Tate Modern in London has removed a Richard Prince photo that features Brooke Shields, age 10, wearing lots of makeup, prepubescent and nude. If the idea that such a photo exists is a little dizzying to you, its origins might make you downright queasy. Now, as a mom, there is a lot that is cringe-worthy about this bit of information for me a ten-year old?