Bonnie Says: Hooray For Cher! If She's Got A Booty Worth Baring At 64 — Then Bare Away!

Mon, September 13, 2010 4:30pm EST by 9 Comments


Who says it’s not appropriate for a 64 year-old woman to get sexy and reveal her firm tattooed bottom at the MTV VMA awards?

I say– if Cher has still got a toned bootylicious body to die for, why shouldn’t she flaunt it, just like she did twenty- four years ago when she first wore a version of this Bob Mackie- designed glittery getup? Listen, even 24 years ago her body was astonishing for a woman who was  then, 40. THAT, was a jaw-dropper at the time!

Let me ask you– if we as a culture thinks it’s ok for a 20 year-old or 40 year-old to wear a revealing outfit on a televised awards show, as many do – then why would it be unseemly or gross for Cher, who is 64? Isn’t it a question of taste, no matter what a woman’s age? After all, we wouldn’t particularly think it appropriate to eyeball an out-of-shape, overweight younger woman in a sheer, netted bodysuit, with garters and over-the-knee boots.

If anything, we should be applauding Cher for her commitment to staying fit and trim. And yes, I know, I know, she has had plastic surgery, certainly on her face, but even if she had liposuction all over her body, who cares? She’s still had to also put a huge effort into maintaining her muscles. Liposuction can take fat cells out, but it can’t tone you up!

I say– let’s celebrate Cher’s efforts and her guts. No matter how many sit-ups and lunges she’s done, it still had to take cajones to put on her huge wig and tiny lacy bits, and “turn back time”. When we at asked Cher about this choice of VMA outfits, she made it clear that she did have an empowering message on the mind.  Said Cher: “I think I’m going to go vintage Cher and wear the outfit from the “I Found Someone ” video because they almost banned it when they saw it 24 years ago… I just wanted people to know how much things have changed since then, ”  she said in explaining her thinking by email.

Just last month, Jacqueline Bisset, 65, was named the new face of Avon’s ANEW Platinum skincare products – a new skincare line for women 60 plus. Eternal beauties Susan Sarandon and Helen Mirren, both 60-plus, continue to land leading roles and age gracefully. Who’s to say that women should “act their age”, when that might mean – repressing their natural sexuality, gutsiness and good humor?

So what do you think – is Cher an empowered role model or simply a plastic surgery enhanced showoff?

— Bonnie Fuller

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Posted at 1:35 PM on September 16, 2010  

You need to be corrected about the date of one of the pics. The pic of Cher wearing the actual “Turn Back Time” outfit isn’t 1984. Turn Back Time was recorded in 1988/89. In 1984 Cher wasn’t even recording or in concert, she was making movies.

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Posted at 10:14 AM on September 16, 2010  

Do people have no sense of style?! I don’t think that outfit would look good on anyone, much worse than her film clip. I’m sure she has a good body for her age, but this outfit is hideous.

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Here's to Hoping

Posted at 2:39 AM on September 15, 2010  

U GO GIRL!!! I just hope that my body can look half as hot as Cher’s does when I’m 64!

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Posted at 12:34 AM on September 15, 2010  

I’ll say the same thing I did 20 years ago when I was under 20 and Cher was over 40. Rock on! If you look like that at any age, you have the right to show it off. Not many women can pull it off. Cher can. As for the plastic surgery… The older I get, the more I get why women do it. When you get old enough to have “enough wrinkles to shame a Shar-pei”, maybe you’ll understand. If you have money enough to turn back time, why the h*ll wouldn’t you?

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Orin Vee

Posted at 8:52 PM on September 15, 2010  

You still don’t get it, do you? You CAN’T turn back time no matter how much money you have. Funeral directors do a wonderful job making dead corpses look and smell ‘nice’ but the lucky stiffs are still cold, dead rotten, stinky corpses. It’s all an illusion and the only persons deceived by the illusions are those who fear their mortality.

Does a man who was born with a small penis suddenly gain confidence and swagger when he has a large plastic phallus installed on his body? Do the women now swoon for this ‘well-endowed’ man? If they do, they are all in denial, out of step with reality.

It’s not people’s bodies that need fixing…it’s their minds and their souls.

“People wrap themselves up in a blanket of lies, only fooling themselves with their transparent disguise.

I want you to know that if you can’t live with yourself, you’ll never be happy trying to be somebody else.” ©

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Posted at 9:02 PM on September 14, 2010  

Armenians have it baby ! i think she looks wonderful….

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Orin Vee

Posted at 6:16 PM on September 14, 2010  

Bonny: I always thought that you were a real person with real opinions but now I know it’s all a joke. You consistently choose the side that outrages and offends the sensibilities of normal people. Of course, I know there are a lot of ABNORMAL people out there (especially in Woo-Hoo Wood) but nobody could be that bizarre and still make a complete sentence.

Then, again, no one raises an eyebrow at a nude Barbie doll because there’s no real flesh there (It’s ALL plastic!) so, on second thought, go ahead and show the silicon and leer at the latex…it’s not real, people, it’s just plastic!

Since we can’t discriminate, I’m going to bring my 86 year old grandma (who’s a nudist) to have dinner with you Bonnie, along with her 450 pound daughter. Together, they have enough wrinkles to shame my pack of Shar-Pei’s. Enjoy your meal.

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Posted at 5:00 PM on September 14, 2010  

If Cher wants to ‘bare her booty’ at age 64, I suppose it’s her right Bonnie….as a performer…as a fat/thin, old/young citizen of the USA in the year 2010. It shouldn’t matter that YOU’VE declared ‘her booty worth baring’….there’s just something fundamentally wrong with you phony protestations for women’s rights. You really do take the readers here for idiots don’t you?

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Posted at 5:28 PM on September 13, 2010  

i never appreciated this look of cher’s the first time around, but i have always appreciated that she has a naturally fantastic figure that i would kill for at my age, decades younger than her… good for her.

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