Perfect, Gorgeous Actresses Strip Naked To Appear In Allure And Talk About How ‘Brave’ They Are

Naked Celebrities allure Appearing naked in a national magazine doesn’t make you brave. Especially when you are a Hollywood celebrity who can afford personal trainers, personal chefs, and and a whole bevy of photographers and art directors who are going to make sure you look perfectly gorgeous when being featured in a national magazine. I don’t care if you just had a baby or had kids before. Allure‘s annual nude shoot features actresses Minnie Driver, Jenna Dewan Tatum, Nia Long and Kristen Bell, all posed seductively in its pages in order to show normal human women that if you are born gorgeous and have the support of a team of stylists and trainers that you too shouldn’t be ashamed of your post-baby body. Give me a freaking break.

From Allure:

And so did three other courageous actresses: Minnie Driver, Jenna Dewan Tatum, and Nia Long. “I was a little bit nervous, but I actually really love my body—it’s done amazing things for me,” says Driver of the experience. “There’s such a grace to being confident in who you are.” We asked the women what it feels like to disrobe for America. My boobs do make me a little bit self-conscious, because I had a baby and things really do change. I would rather go bottomless on the beach than topless actually, as it turns out—you’ll never see that, of course.”

These women are all so courageous. True heroes. Being all brave and disrobing after having children, we should give them all a medal. I can see the words “courageous” and “brave” being thrown around to describe women with mastectomies posing naked in magazines, but all ready beautiful celebrities posing splayed out on beaches and having fancy photographers and makeup artists making sure they look perfect? No, not brave, just trying to remain famous.

(Image: Allure)

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  • Tinyfaeri

    Hey, now, lighting can be scary sometimes. Until after the editing process, I mean.

  • Butt Trophy Recipient

    Thanks to Family Guy, this is who Mini Driver is to me now

    • Valerie


  • Paul White

    This peaks my interest.

    • Butt Trophy Recipient

      Meh, you can see more on the Hip Mama article

  • Valerie

    Yeah, it’s almost like fighting in a war overseas or saving a bunch of high schoolers on a sinking ferry in South Korea. This is brave just like that.

  • CMJ

    I don’t think that word means what allure thinks it means.

    • Butt Trophy Recipient

      This is what happens when you let women publish things

      *runs away!!!!!!!!

  • Kelly

    Yeah, I know this won’t be popular but people who are considered attractive by society can have body insecurity issues too.

    • keetakat

      OK, that’s fair…. but the publication neglected to use any models that weren’t perfect to the naked eye. It was like slapping non-famous mom’s in the face who don’t have the resources for personal trainers, plastic surgery, dietitians and professional photographers… or photoshop, for that matter. Just saying, if you want us regular schlubs to feel good about our bodies after babies, don’t show me that shit. Show me people I can relate to.

    • Ptownsteveschick

      I don’t expect to see realistic bodies of any size in a magazine, it just doesn’t happen anymore. I just go into like a movie, with a suspension of disbelief.

    • keetakat

      That is so sad! OK, maybe I’ll submit something on real bodies of real mommies? I’ll bare the flapjacks and SpongeMom-square hips!

  • Kendra

    Brave isn’t the word I would use to describe this. But that said, I don’t think it’s fair to “shame” them for being chosen for this message. If they are trying to say to appreciate your post baby body, then that’s awesome. It shouldn’t matter if your post baby body is a size 2 or a size 20, anyone can be self-conscious. I might look at them and see perfection, but they probably don’t see it. I’ve been on the receiving end of “I hate you because you lost your baby weight” talk. It sucks. I’m still holding on to 5 lbs that makes me feel very unattractive. But I’m not allowed to express that because I’m smaller than other people? That doesn’t seem fair to me.

  • keetakat

    THANK YOU!!! I can’t like it!!! And listening to these women talk about how they can still take it off and look good does absolutely zilch for the rest of us who look like an angry cat got to our stomachs, or with “breasts” that used to look like melons that now look more like zucchini (salad anyone?).

  • rrlo

    The actresses getting over the hang-ups over their body image issues – especially after having a baby is very cool. And depending on how these ladies feel about their bodies – may even be brave. Being thin and in shape doesn’t automatically change ones feelings about their bodies.

    Allure magazine thinking women of a certain age disrobing for their magazine as brave is not as cool.

  • noodlestein

    I don’t think that Eve’s intent was to imply that small, gorgeous women can’t have body issues, post-baby or otherwise, but to say that these women, who have stylists and chefs, and most importantly, PHOTOSHOP, is brave seems disingenuous. These women knew that the end product was going to be gorgeous no matter what. Airbrushed to death, perfectly lit photspreads aren’t brave, they’re just another job.

    • ChelseaBFH

      I think “job” is the key word here: if it was my job to look good, and I got paid really, really well for it – I could look good too! Instead, looking good is just my hobby… and it’s a hobby I’ve been neglecting lately.

    • noodlestein

      You and me both, sister!

  • Ptownsteveschick

    I like being naked. I might not love the way my body looks, but honestly, it isn’t like people can’t tell what I look like without clothes on anyway. I’m working really hard on teaching my daughter that being naked isn’t anything special, it is just skin and body parts. I’ve had people tell me I am brave for going places that are clothing optional, because I don’t look like a super model, truth be told, I just hate clothes. But really, we all have our struggles, skinny, fat, short, tall whatever. If they feel like being naked in a magazine is a personal triumph, so be it, it doesn’t need to take away from what other people feel.

  • Rachel Sea

    Brave would be nude photos under Target’s dressing room lights.

    • cabinfever

      Or taken with an iphone, no filters.

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  • firsttimemom

    I have a friend who gained 15 pounds during her pregnancy…15! She and her baby were completely healthy. Afterwards, everyone was so shocked at how great she looked, really? She looked smaller than me after I eat a big meal, when she was 9 months pregnant. I couldn’t’ understand why people were surprised when she left the hospital only 3 pounds heavier than before she got pregnant. Worse, they seemed to applaud her over another friend who struggled to lose her weight.

    This article perpetuates this type of judgement. It is normal to gain weight and take some time to lose it. It’s also normal to not look so great even after you’ve lost all of your weight. Things shift, reference my boobs! I would call them brave if they looked like shit and posed naked, this is not so impressive to me!

  • mblackm2

    I’ve always really disliked the culture we have that seems to glorify being long as you’re a young, taut, beautiful pregnant Elastigirl mom who’s body absolutely snaps back into place the minute the kid’s dropped. It’s ok to have children, as long as you don’t LOOK like you’ve ever HAD children. It’s ok to have children, as long as you regain your 16 year old body immediately afterward and the stretch marks magically disappear. All the emphasis on the perfect post baby body is almost sickening sometimes. It’s sad that women can’t just be pregnant, have their body expand to where it needs to be, and maybe even be a little marked afterward, as well as a little matronly if that’s what your genes/body type is going to do, without feeling like a failure if you don’t return to prebaby perfection. My doctor with my first child ragged on me constantly about weight gain..I weighed 120 lbs when I got pregnant, and gained to about 135. On my first post partum day, he started talking to me about doing leg lifts to get my stomach ‘back in shape’. Uh..excuse me, I had a 30+ stitch episiotomy and wasn’t too worried about my damn stomach at that point.

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