Great assesment! this is a continuous converstation between my friends and I. Reblog is a must!
2013 witnessed the coming of age of two former child stars in very different ways. Lst year’s zeitgeist moments of Miley Cyrus and Beyonce have a lot to teach us about the dynamics of women, feminism, and the entertainment industry.
Childhood stardom frequently means bad news later in life. From the 70s to the 80s, we watched the entire cast of Diff’rent Strokes meltdown. from the 90s to the new millennium, we watched Britney Spears skyrocket to superstardom as she was rebranded from Mouseketeer into a not-quite-legal sexualized ingenue sensation. She was worth her weight in diamonds, when she came of age and already had name and face recognition. But that moment is fleeting. A sexualized but ostensibly virginal seventeen-year-old is bankable to all: tween and teen girls, heterosexual men of all ages who go for a hot young blonde. But once she could no longer straddle the virgin/whore line…
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