Actress Garcelle Beauvais recently did an interview with Hello Beautiful and while she was speaking she got onto the topic of Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s performance of Drunk in Love. It all started with a conversation about how women today dress and how everything in the media ends up being s*xualized.
“I love Beyoncé. I love her,” she said. “I think she’s beautiful and talented. But, I think there has to be a fine line where you have to take responsibility for what you do. I think it’s good to be sexy, but sexy can come across in so many different ways. It doesn’t have to be everything showing out grinding, all of the time.”
Beauvais says that even though she is flattered when someone calls her s*xy, she thinks that it can mean different things to different people. She says that there are plenty of ways to be s*xy without having to go all out and bare it all. Being coy is key. You can keep yourself covered up but still be incredibly s*xy. This is a concept that seems to be lost on many in the Hollywood industry these days.
While her message is thoughtful and spot on it is not something that you might expect to hear from the former model and actress. She posed for a little magazine called Playboy in 2007. So much for not baring it all. She may have changed her views about how women dress since she posed for that shoot but even so, when is it “appropriate” to be conservatively s*xy and when it is “appropriate” to be a little more risqué?
Many people are saying that she shouldn’t be saying anything about Beyoncé because she had posed for that issue of Playboy. She is not the only one who felt this way about the performance though. Millions of people thought that the song and dance were a little too much for their liking. Garcelle thinks that Beyoncé should put a better image out there for herself, especially since she just released an album.