Are we surprised to see a new photoshoot of naked Emily Ratajkowski? No way! The 25-year-old model is known for her desire to get naked as often as possible and her army of admirers fully supports her in a strive to demonstrate her growing sexuality.
Emily Ratajkowski, also quite famous for her small but bright role of a lovelorn college student in Gone Girl, gave an interview to Harper’s Bazaar, in which she can be seen channeling Lady Godiva – Emily totally naked is posing atop a beautiful white horse with only hair protecting her modesty.
Lady Godiva is an English noblewoman of the 13th century who became famous as she was riding naked through town to protest against taxes imposed by her husband. Thus, she used her sexuality for political purpose. As Dailymail correctly noted, it’s not hard to draw a parallel between the Countess and Emily who is known for her outspoken habit to stand up for women and their right to own their own sexuality.
Emily admits in the interview that she used to be embarrassed by her sexuality as a teenager.
HB: It’s a problematic space where someone is a child but perceived as a woman.
ER: I genuinely hit puberty before everyone. So I really was more sexual than my classmates. My teachers, my boyfriends, my parents’ friends didn’t understand how complex it all was. Because of third-wave feminism, I understood that there are all these fucked-up ideals of beauty put on young women; that there was something to be scared about in the entertainment world. But yet the people I knew in my everyday life, they [didn’t realize] their faux pas, their missteps, and since they knew me it was that much harder because the comments felt personal.
Several of Emily’s naked photos gained popularity in the Internet. In March, Kim Kardashian shared a nude selfie on her Instagram account, which caused mixed reactions from the followers.
“There was this uproar, especially from Piers Morgan, who wrote this whole thing about “she’s a mother, she’s 35, it’s ridiculous…She’s too old and she’s a mother, and we’ve given her enough attention, like she needs to stop doing this.” That made me really angry… Kim’s allowed to do what she wants”, says Emily, admitting that at that time she even didn’t know Kim personally.
Emily couldn’t just pass by Kim’s appeal to show and be proud of women’s bodies. Together, they took a similar side-by-side nude selfie – this time with both of their middle fingers in the air.
“Kim is someone who could be criticized for a lot of different things about what she represents, but to me it was an important moment to say, “Even this person who you could criticize for all these different things doesn’t deserve this response, right?” says Emily.
Emily admits that now women have more freedom and their can use social media to inspire. And this is exactly the thing that Emily does in her Instagram with 6,9 million of followers.