I try to give her the benefit of the doubt, but even in the world of celebrity Gossip Girl star Taylor Momsen is starting to push it.
Permanently dressed in cast-offs from the Lady Marmalade video, the sixteen year old’s image causes constant uproar, and not in the enticing way Cherry Bomb Cherie Currie’s did back in the day. What we have a case of here is a girl who seems to feel much more ‘adult’ than she is.
In a recent interview with Disorder she spoke about her new record saying, “…it confronts issues and goes, here’s what fucking sucks about everything and I don’t’ really know how to fix it but I’m fucking dying and I’ll sing about it. It covers all the bases of life — love, death, sex, religious, politics, murder, hate drugs.” The interviewer wrote, “She also grins when asked if she’s single, and replies that she is, that she’s not into guys, waits a beat, then adds she’s not gay but just bored of men and her best friend is her vibrator.”
When is it that we will stop approving of letting these exploited girls walk around wearing prosti-tot lucite heels with platforms for ‘tips’? While I’m all for the non-wholesome image, bordello wear is pushing it too far when you have millions of young, impressionable females watching your every ‘outfit’ with expected envy.
She’s a gorgeous girl with a naturally beautiful voice, and her band The Pretty Reckless is a great pop/grunge contender of recent years. Let’s hope this is all just a phase.