Marilyn Monroe is truly a girl’s best friend.
Beyoncé imitates the iconic blonde in a brand new photo shoot.
Covering the new issue of OUT magazine, Blue Ivy’s mama sizzles as she rocks hair and a facial expression similar to Marilyn’s.
And she sounds a lot like the late actress in the accompanying interview.
“There is a double standard when it comes to sexuality that still persists. Men are free and women are not. That is crazy,” the “Xo” songstress tells the ‘zine.
“The old lessons of submissiveness and fragility made us victims. Women are so much more than that. You can be a businesswoman, a mother, an artist, and a feminist — whatever you want to be — and still be a sexual being. It’s not mutually exclusive.”
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“I just feel a connection with Marilyn Monroe. I just love her. I just completely feel what she went through.”
“I have always been drawn to Marilyn, but that doesn’t make me special in any way. She has that magnetism and that draw for so many people, so I read about her when I was young, devouring biographies. I’m most interested in her life before she became Marilyn. For me, the interest wasn’t so much in this larger-than-life personality.”
“Maybe it was drugs and alcohol that destroyed her. Maybe having no family support destroyed her. What I try to do—and it took me a little while to learn—is to only do things I really believe in so that it’s more of collaboration. That way, I’m not pretending to be someone I’m not. I’m not putting out this, Look at me! I’m sexy! and then feeling like a fake, which would lead to feeling depressed and empty inside.”
“She’s a ‘sex symbol’ and a ‘sex goddess’ and I can relate to that in terms of how many people like to see me. I kind of like to take that imagery and what everybody’s preconceived notions of what a sex goddess is supposed to be and turn it all around.”
“Sex and sexuality are a part of nature, and I go along with nature. I think Marilyn Monroe said that, and I agree with her. Knowing your body and being in touch with your body is important because it gives you confidence, and in life, women need confidence.”
“I think any woman who is curvy and wears a gown to an event is, like, super sexualized. I mean, at the time I was 18, 19. I was young. I’ve always been curvy. It runs in the family. Throw on an evening frock and it’s like all of a sudden you have boobs and everyone is like: ‘bombshell!’ Instantly it was: ‘The new Marilyn [Monroe].’”
Read Bey's interview with OUT here.
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