Brooke Shields is a well-known actress and model. Shields, who is well known for starring in movies like Blue Lagoon, shocked the entire world by revealing the sexual harassment she encountered while working in a glamorous yet dark modeling world. Pretty Baby, a two-part documentary comprising the success and failures of Shields’ life has inspired many people out there. The documentary received a standing ovation on its world premiere at Sundance Film Festival.
Brooke Shields’ Inspiring Life
Shields opened up on the extreme sexualization she had to face at a very young age. The Blue Lagoon actress had to face explicit photoshoots and a jealous drunk mother while growing up. Shields also opened up on how the makers of Blue Lagoon converted her sexual awakening in the reality show while filming the Blue Lagoon.
“I’ve always made it an important part of my journey to be as honest as I could. Not just to the outside, but to myself. I didn’t want to become shut down. The industry I’m in primes you to be shut down. I didn’t want to lose to that. They wanted to make it a reality show. They wanted to sell my sexual awakening.”
The toxicity in Shields’ life increased to a level that she decided to quit her modeling career and went up ahead to continue her studies at Princeton University. The actress surely made her acting come back and rose to prominence once again by starring in series like Suddenly Susan.
Brooke Shields in Hot Water with Tom Cruise
Sahara actress also wrote her book titled Down Came the Rain: My Journey Through Postpartum Depression to aid women in overcoming postpartum depression. Tom Cruise, responded to this book by commenting that Shields is promoting anti-depressants and even alleged her as ‘dangerous’ out loud in public.
Shields responded to the Mission Impossible star’s accusations by writing an article titled “What Tom Cruise Doesn’t Know About Estrogen” in New York Times. The same article can be seen featured in Shields’ documentary too. Judd Nelson supported her friend by commenting that “Tom Cruise should stick to fighting aliens.”
Shields’ story has surely revealed the dark secrets of the modeling world and the struggles of the young girl in the same. Endless Love star has inspired many other women through her book and documentary to come up and speak for themselves by breaking any sort of social taboo.