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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