Brooke Shields He began his career at 11 months when he participated in a commercial for the Ivory soap brand and his rise to fame occurred when he was just 14 years old, when he participated in the film “blue Lagoon“Her character became a milestone and today the audience continues to highlight the beauty of the actress.
This American film was released in 1980 and was filmed in Malta, an archipelago located between Sicily and the coast of North Africa, and Fiji, an island in Oceania. Their protagonists, Brooke Shields Y Christopher Atkins, they broke all the schemes for their popularity to the point that the story became a classic.
One of the reasons why Atkins and Shields were chosen was precisely because of their beauty, since they had to play two young people who grew up and were discovering their sexuality. In several scenes of the film they appear naked bodies or having some type of sexual act, which generated controversy at the time.
While it was a box office success (it cost 4.5 million dollars and raised 58), the reviews were negative. The experts called it naive and absurd, and that it is only remembered for the sexual sequences or for the beauty of its protagonists. “It’s the dumbest movie of the year,” said critic Robert Ebert, at the time.
Controversies over the nude of Brooke Shields
Brooke Shields was only 14 years old when she filmed the film and was exposed as a sexual object, as the film dealt with topics such as nudity, sex, masturbation, and incest. For many scenes, the production cast a 32-year-old woman with a more provocative silhouette posing as Shields.
The protagonist said that they also put fillers on her breasts to make her appear more exuberant and the director forced her to spend more time with Atkins, 18 years old at the time, to generate chemistry on screen. Shields’ mother allowed this deal because she was sure that her daughter would be a great Hollywood star.
Brooke Shields was brought to justice for the sexual scenes of the “Blue Lagoon”, considering that it was not appropriate for a 14-year-old girl, while the director justified himself by saying that he took care of the young woman by hiring a double. Ultimately, Shields received the Razzie for worst actress for this film.
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