Jennifer Lawrence is Hollywood's golden girl. She's beautiful, she's smart, she's snagged the lead roles in the industry's biggest flicks, and she's relatable. Ask her anything and she'll give it to you straight. Like when Jennifer Lawrence talked Miley Cyrus and Hollywood's sex obsession. Or when she didn't hold back her grievances about Hollywood's obsession with rail-thin actresses. On her Catching Fire press tour, Lawrence said:
"We have the ability to control this image that young girls are going to be seeing. They see enough of this body that they will never be able to obtain and it's an amazing opportunity to rid ourselves of that in this industry."
And that's pretty damn cool. Most recently, Lawrence lent her candid comments to speculate on another one of Hollywood's most talked about women, Miley Cyrus. "I'm just saying to each their own," Lawrence said on BBC's Newsnight of the twerking star. “It is a part of the entertainment industry that sells," she said. "For some disgusting reason, young sex sells even more.”
She's right, it's Hollywood's golden rule: The younger, the sexier, and the more skin shown will garner the most attention. But Lawrence sees herself as a role model for young girls, saying she makes "conscious decisions" to be someone to look up to.
Ironically, as a young actress herself, Lawrence posed in a risqué photoshoot for GQ magazine at the age of 20, the same age Cyrus is now. So not to burst any fangirl bubbles, but does this qualify as pushing Hollywood's "young sex" agenda? Considering the photos feature Lawrence lying submissively on a bed in nothing more than a bra and underwear, it's hard to deny that America's Oscar-wining sweetheart wasn't looking for the same kind of attention Cyrus warrants today.
Perhaps her GQ spread represented a phase, an adolescent stage in the actresses life that doesn't represent what she stands for today. And perhaps Miley Cyrus will, in three years, become the new face of feminism.
Or perhaps she'll just keep on twerking.