Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Britney Spears: Half Nude Teen for ROLLING STONE

We were recently reminded via a Lena Dunham podcast that Britney Spears was a 17-year-old nymphet when she was photographed while lying invitingly on a satin sheet in a black bra and pink polka dot panties for the cover of the April 1999 issue of Rolling Stone

Per Spears' Wikipedia page: "The American Family Association (AFA) referred to the shoot as "a disturbing mix of childhood innocence and adult sexuality" and called on 'God-loving Americans to boycott stores selling Britney's albums.'"

We are not surprised that Rolling Stone related that the bra and panties were Spears' idea and that "[...] she knew exactly what she was doing.":

This cover may not seem shocking now, but when it came out in 1999 Britney Spears was just 17 – and hadn't even dipped her toes into a scandal. 

Even back then, she knew exactly what she was doing. 

Photographer David LaChapelle vividly recalls the late night shoot when Britney stripped down to her underwear until her shocked manager walked into the room. He demanded to know what was going on. "She went, 'Yeah, I don't feel comfortable,'" says the photographer. "At first I felt betrayed. 

But as soon as he walked out, Britney said 'Lock the door' and unbuttoned her shirt wide open."

No comments:

Post a Comment