As Hollywood stars go, Jen Aniston seemed to be halfway cool. In interviews she has a nice personality, she is humorous, and up until this point she had class.
Then I see this GQ cover and it leaves me asking "WHY?"
Why is posing nude the answer?
What happened to class?
Why not leave something to the imagination?
Do we just want plain old sex -right there, front and center – blunt, in our face?
GQ is a mainstream magazine for gods sake. Barnes & Noble had this rag on a rack of twenty positioned at the perfect level for my kids to glare at it as we walk by the stand. How do you explain this as a parent, when you are trying to teach your children about not showing their private areas, in an effort to protect them in today's society?
To make my POV clear, I am not irritated because I think nudies are hurting women. Women are always going to have an element of sex to them. The female body is naturally sexy, and I think there's a time and place for showing our sex appeal… but for me the time and place is not sitting bare assed posed on the cover of GQ (which is admittedly photo shopped).
Frankly, it looks desperate.
But, it is a personal choice. I am disappointed in good ole' Jen. I thought she was one of the good ones. When I saw this centerfold spread, I visualized her having a daughter in the future, and possibly regretting this move in her career.
Back in the modeling days, I had my share of pressure to take it all off, and I am proud to say I got out fully clothed….and I caught major shit for it.
I was in Paris mind you, the European culture with topless beaches, and billboards with huge breasts blasting in your face every which way you turn….so trust me, it was not well received when I said "No, no and no again."
Day after day, the castings called for topless posing, and although I told my booker numerous times "I don't do topless," I would get sent anyway. I'd leave and wait for my old, pervert agent Claude Haddad to call me and bitch me out for leaving.
Call me a prude, but this just isn't my style.
Here's the kicker, when she was asked what she sees as a disturbing problem in Hollywood, she responded;
"Look, I think all women on some level just want to rage against the
machine… There are too many movies out there that don't empower
women, movies in which their only way of being happy is finding a man.
And you know, that's not my favorite theme."
Dude…are you frickin' serious?!?!?