While an 18 year-old posing nude on screen doesn’t really turn that many heads these days, the news that Dakota Fanning has gone nude in her upcoming film ‘Very Good Girls’ has definitely gotten more attention than usual. The star, known for her major roles in films like ‘I Am Sam’, ‘ Man On Fire’, and ‘War of the Worlds’, didn’t seem to be afraid to explore her ‘sexier’ side given the fact that she is just a few weeks away from turning 19.
The film centers around two high school friends (played by Dakota Fanning and Elizabeth Olsen) who go on a quest to lose their virginity during the summer after their high school graduation, but end up falling for the same guy (played by Boyd Holbrook). As a result, their friendship is tested to the limit.
At the Sundance Film Festival, she told MTV News:
“Yeah, well, I’ve never done that before and I’m very newly allowed to do that. I was newly 18, so yeah, it was, it’s kind of a sensitive thing, but it’s a part of life.”
She added, saying that “no one’s ever comfortable [doing love scenes],” but Olsen interjected by saying, “no, you just have to go for it. Sorry, I didn’t do a sex scene in this movie so I should shut up.”
Her decision to go nude has brought about lots of unnecessary criticism, especially about the sexual exploitation of young women, but we all know it’s just having the accept the fact that the young child star we’ve grown up with has finally reached adulthood, and we should expect various new roles that match the age category.
The film is expected to hit theatres later this year, but we aren’t sure exactly when.
[Photo: via IndieWire]