Stiles Lashes Out At 'Lolita Phenomenon'
THE BOURNE IDENTITY star JULIA STILES has lashed out at young female stars who use their sexuality to become famous. The actress insists there is a regression towards a "Lolita phenomenon", where young women promote themselves as sexy airheads. She explains, "I grew up with MADONNA and other female icons who were sexual, but they owned it, they were in control and they had the brains to back it up. "Today, pop culture is full of images of young women who are very sexual and provocative, but they're not the ones in control of their image - they're just put out there by their handlers for public consumption. "They're not really expressing anything; they're using their ability to turn men on as a way of selling albums or movie tickets. "It's not even so much a feminist issue for me; It's more of an artistic issue - it's an empty product."