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Brooke Shields candidly says she was ‘sexualized’ as a model child


Brooke Shields reflected on her career as a child star and expressed her disbelief at how she survived the industry as a child star.

In the trailer for his two-part documentary titled pretty babyexploring her decades-long career in the spotlight, the 57-year-old actress cried as she remembered being “catapulted into the world of adult sexuality,” via Page 6.

“It always stuck with me,” she told the cameras in the documentary. She remembers being called “the most photographed woman in the world”, “iconic American beauty”, “object of desire”, “sexualized model child”, “vulnerable” and “exploitative”.

In one instance, a male reporter dubbed her “an exquisite-looking young woman” and a “pretty girl” when she was just a pre-teen.

The documentary is named after one of her early films in which she played a child prostitute.

She also shared that in 1981, when she was just 16, the young actress was cast on the cover of Time magazine like the face of the 80s era.

” Who decides ? she asked, shocked. “I was struggling to find my own voice, I wasn’t told it was important to have agency.”

“Now it’s like I have the right to be a human being,” she concluded at the end of the trailer.

Pretty Baby: Brooke Shields premieres Monday, April 3, 2023 on Hulu.

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