• Tue, Dec 6 2011

Paulina Porizkova: “What People Called Sexual Harassment, [Models] Called Compliments”

Here’s yet another one for the Reasons You Shouldn’t Let Your Daughter Become A Model file: Paulina Porizkova is featured in About Face, a forthcoming documentary about models who achieved their major success in the ’70s and ’80s and are now “condemned by society’s less-than-tolerant view of aging and its relentless celebration of youth.” Porizkova is quoted in WWD, however, discussing a considerably more insidious aspect of the modeling industry… its rampant sexual harassment of young models:

“What people called sexual harassment, we called compliments. When a 16-year-old girl is flattered by a man pulling out his penis, that’s noteworthy.”

Horrible.

About Face (which we are now excited to see) will also feature Carol Alt, Christie Brinkley, Pat Cleveland, Carmen Dell’Orefice, Jerry Hall, Beverly Johnson, China Machado, Isabella Rossellini and many more.

(via WWD)

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  • http://oldfox.info/ Terry “OldFox” Seale

    Paulina! Down to earth; well-balanced; always gorgeous; warm and amusing. I love your attitude, Paulina.