Brooke Shields stopped by Good Morning America on Friday to promote her new documentary Pretty Baby.
The actress, model and author, 57, looked stunning in an all bright pink look. She wore matching pants, long-sleeved top and pumps.
She paired the vibrant outfit with a black cape and a red printed handbag.
The Blue Lagoon star’s trademark long brunette tresses were down and lightly wavy.
Her documentary, which will be released in two parts on Hulu beginning on April 3, follows her journey of making sense of how she was sexualized and objectified starting at the age of 11.
Pretty Baby: Brooke Shields stopped by Good Morning America on Friday to promote her new documentary Pretty Baby
Shields infamously played a child prostitute in the 1978 film Pretty Baby in which she was naked with Keith Carradine who was 29 at the time. When she was 15, she appeared naked in Blue Lagoon and Endless Love.
Also at 15, she appeared in the controversial Calvin Klein ad in which she was topless and uttered the infamous phrase, ‘You want to know what comes in between me and my Calvins? Nothing.’
And while all of these experiences affected her, it is one off-camera event that had a bigger affect on her.
She revealed that she was raped at age 22, shortly after she graduated from Princeton in 1987.
The Brenda Starr actress famously took a break from acting and modeling to have a normal college experience. Once she was finished she wanted to get back to acting but struggled to find work.
Shields does not name her rapist but detailed the encounter, revealing that she met him for dinner to discuss work.
After dinner, ‘He said, “Come back to the hotel and I’ll call a cab.”‘ Shields explains in the film. ‘And I go up to the hotel room, and he disappears for awhile.’
She felt uncomfortable in the hotel room and picked up a pair of binoculars in the room to watch a volleyball game out the window, Entertainment Weekly reported.
Pretty in pink: The actress, model and author, 57, looked stunning in an all bright pink look in matching pants, long-sleeved top and pumps with a black cape and a red printed handbag
Objectification: The documentary details how she was sexualized at age 11 when she appeared naked in the 1978 Louis Malle film Pretty Baby
‘The door opens, the person comes out naked, and I’ve got the binoculars and I’m like, “S—,” she continues. ‘And I put the binoculars down and he’s right on me. Just like, was wrestling.’
Shields said she didn’t try to run away because she feared it would provoke him to hurt her more.
‘I was afraid I’d get choked out or something,’ she says in the film. ‘So I didn’t fight that much. I didn’t. I just absolutely froze. I thought one “No” should’ve been enough, and I just thought, “Stay alive and get out,” and I just shut it out.’
‘God knows I knew how to be disassociated from my body. I’d practiced that. I went down in the elevator, and I got my own cab. I just cried all the way to my friend’s apartment.’
Shocking claim: The mom of two also reveals that she was raped at age 22
And Shields also revealed that she felt the rape was her fault in some way.
‘That was what I had to do to my brain,’ she said. ‘He said to me, “I can trust you and I can’t trust people.”‘
‘It’s so cliché, it’s practically pathetic. I believed somehow I put out a message and that was how the message was received. I drank wine at dinner. I went up to the room. I just was so trusting.’
‘I just threw my hands up and said, “You know what, I refuse to be a victim because this is something that happens no matter who you are and no matter what you think you’re prepared for or not,'” she concluded.
‘I wanted to erase the whole thing from my mind and body and just keep on the path I was on. The system had never once come to help me. So I just had to get stronger on my own.’
Stronger: ‘I wanted to erase the whole thing from my mind and body and just keep on the path I was on. The system had never once come to help me. So I just had to get stronger on my own,’ she said
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