Chloe Moretz for Interview Magazine

Posted on November 08, 2011

Chloe Moretz for Interview Magazine
Chloe Moretz for Interview magazine
Photographed by Mikael Jansson
Styled by Karl Temper
Hair: Anthony Turner Using Tigi/Art Partner
Makeup: Mark Carrasquillo

Model: Curtis Johnson

Oh, gross. Bad enough they have to tart up a girl who reached puberty only a year or so ago so that she looks a good 15 years older than her 14 years, but then they have to trot out the unbelievably lame and tired “tiny white girl and big black man” editorial. Bitches, that shit was way past edgy 20 years ago. Now it’s just asinine.

Chloe Moretz for Interview MagazineOn Moretz: Sweater and Dress: Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci. Necklace, bracelet, and shoes: Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière. Belt: Céline. Hosiery (throughout): Wolford. on Johnson (throughout): Suit and tie (available at Rochester Big & Tall): Calvin Klein. Shirt: Thomas Pink. Sunglasses: Louis Vuitton. All other accessories: Johnson’s own.


Chloe Moretz for Interview MagazineDress: Prada. Necklace and bracelet: Louis Vuitton. Ring: Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière.


Chloe Moretz for Interview MagazineDress: Calvin Klein Collection.

 

Chloe Moretz for Interview MagazineDress, necklace, and shoes: Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière. Bag: Vionnet. Belt: Céline. Cuffs: Louis Vuitton.


Chloe Moretz for Interview MagazineCoat: Miu Miu. Dress: Valentino. Necklaces: Symbols + Rituals. Cuffs: Aesa. Belt: Céline. Bag: Vionnet. Shoes: Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière.


Chloe Moretz for Interview MagazineDress and belt: Céline. Necklace and cuffs: Aesa. Clutch: Louis Vuitton. Shoes: Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière.

 

[Photo Credit: interviewmagazine.com]

    • Anonymous

      Creeptastic, but not really all that edgy.

    • Anonymous

      I find this really uncomfortable to look at, for the reasons you outlined.  Uck.

    • Anonymous

      God. I can’t imagine forcing my kid into this over-sexualized, racist bullshit. Child stardom is fucked up.

      • Anonymous

        And I see that last shot as a commentary agreeing with you.
        Creepy. But partly because some of the shots look like they were just playing with perspective rather than actually a really big man and a really little girl.

    • http://twitter.com/democracydiva Democracy Diva

      You’re so right. This concept is tired, and nobody wants to see a fourteen-year-old in that much makeup.

    • http://profiles.google.com/misslauraschultz Laura Schultz

      Wow, that is so distasteful…. Embarrassing. 

    • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

      It’s certainly creepy AND un-interesting. And “old.”

    • http://twitter.com/starrika Ali

      This is stupid. I can think of so many fantastic (age-appropriate) things for Chloe Moretz, since it seems like she has the potential to give good face. This is not one of them.

    • Sobaika Mirza

      I am uncomfortable.

    • Anonymous

      How they are portraying this 14 year old child is grotesque and more than a little nauseating.

    • Anonymous

      why is there a gun involved??? 

      • http://heartprintandstyle.blogspot.com Vivi N

        That is my only ‘WTF’ about this editorial: that gun. 

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002387800312 Jessica Smith

        I think he’s meant to be her body guard given the ear piece. Best I can come up with.

        • Anonymous

          I read it like bodyguard as well.  She looks very James Bond here, in my opinion.  She IS an action actress.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=610791985 Aniela Marie Perry

          Then what’s with using her as a human shield in the last shot! This is hysterically stupid. 

          • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

            That and the ventriloquist’s dummy poses. W.T.F.

            • Anonymous

              I have to say, the ventriloquist’s dummy pose is the only one I thought had any wit to it at all. (and it wasn’t much).

      • Anonymous

        I know, really. The whole thing makes me a bit ill. Not cool. Not edgy.

    • http://fafafab.tumblr.com/ fafafab

      she enjoys being creepy in a very Lolita kind of way

    • http://korilian.livejournal.com/ korilian

      What I’m taking away from this, is that black people make excellent furniture. Thanks for that. 

      • scottyf

        And we’re stain resistant.

        • Anonymous

          … and we have magic.

        • Anonymous

          scotty & tropicarla..LMFAO!!   on the other hand seriously i dont get the point at all.

        • http://twitter.com/Alloyjane Alloy Jane

          Haaaaah!  That made my stomach hurt from laughing.  It proves the point that there’s always a silver lining because those comments are the only thing of value generated by that editorial.

    • http://twitter.com/itslapushbaby LaPush Baby

      GROSS. 

      A gun? really?

      • Colleen Walsh

        he he he I scanned the picture really fast and thought it was a harmonica. Then I talked myself out of that because that just seemed weird so I then I thought it was a fancy flat iron. Shows what I notice.

        • Anonymous

          Cuz a fancy flat iron is less weird?  :P

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MBZQXGWCTBDTAZMEM4S2EJUNUQ Katie

          I thought he was curling her hair. It’s bizarre no matter what the object is.

          • http://beautyforrealgirls.blogspot.com/ accidental housewife

            I thought the same thing. I don’t even know how many times I looked at it before I realized it was a gun, and that was only after several people mentioned it.

    • http://twitter.com/urban_gypsy Urban Gypsy aka Tess

      First, who is this man and just how big is he? I’m fascinated with him.

      Next, totally uncomfortable making shoot. Yuck, ugh, blech. And he has a gun? And it’s pressed to her forehead? Why? There is an unbelievable degree of bad taste and racism in this series. Wow. Someone needs their ass handed to them for this atrocious mess.

      • Anonymous

        You know, I interpreted that more as he’s her body guard. He’s got an earpiece in.

    • http://twitter.com/jelizap Jane Patterson

      Yuck. And you know, especially at her age, they could have done the size difference thing — even with a black model for the visual contrast — and made it fun instead of creepy.

    • Anonymous

      Gross, I winced at several of the photos.  Especially the ones where she was sitting on his lap (ick) and the gun at her head (double ick).

    • Anonymous

      That one where he’s lifting the chair? I can’t help but love it.

    • Anonymous

      Interview magazine, making Terry Richardson look classy. Great.

      • Anonymous

        Nothing, even this unbelievably awful shoot, could make Terry Richardson look classy.

    • Anonymous

      I thought that was Clarence Clemons, back from the grave.
      But you are so right… this is dumb, and as someone posted earlier… wince inducing!

    • Anonymous

      Ick, eww, and nasty. Pedophilic all the way.

    • Anonymous

      I can’t believe her people with ok with this concept.  I work for a magazine and the fashion concept is always run by the actor/actresses handlers. This also just falls so incredibly short and is as you said creepy.

      • Anonymous

        I can’t believe her parents were OK with this concept.  She is 14 years old.  She is a CHILD.

        I don’t understand why the parents of child performers simply disappear from the scene.  Sick.

        • Anonymous

          Exactly.  Exactly. 

        • https://me.yahoo.com/a/44fak0g2q.G32UKhg7hlazUZntG3TIVDbFlLpmI_nWPMtA--#8dfd2 Guest

          Her mother and brother are glued to her. Far from having disappeared.

          The shoot is odd, imo, but then so is much in today’s “fashion”  and “modeling” industries.

          • Anonymous

            If her mother is glued to her, it’s really too bad that she didn’t say, “What are you–crazy?” to the concept of this shoot. Just being there doesn’t mean she’s doing her job as a parent. And she is clearly not.

            • https://me.yahoo.com/a/44fak0g2q.G32UKhg7hlazUZntG3TIVDbFlLpmI_nWPMtA--#8dfd2 Guest

              Considering Moretz has been lauded by both her peers and those who meet her as a great kid, I’d say they’re doing a fine job.

              I don’t see what’s so awful about the shoot. It’s not sexual or raunchy. It’s not even as risque as some of the roles she’s had.

        • http://twitter.com/wednesdaydreams Natalie

          Her parents actually take a very active role in her upbringing and she’s still forbidden to do a lot of things, including swearing and stuff, which they only ok-ed for her role in Kick-Ass. She talks a lot about her family in all her interviews and her brother is with her at every single event that she goes to. I suppose they were comfortable with things like this because they feel that as long as she’s not really that person that she’s ‘playing’ in her public image, they’re fine with it. I can’t fault them with that. 

    • http://twitter.com/enuma enuma

      I feel like I need to rinse my brain after looking at that.

    • Anonymous

      So very wrong on so many levels. ::::shudder::::

    • Jessica O’Connell

      …this is weird… I don’t like it AT ALL.

    • http://profiles.google.com/misslauraschultz Laura Schultz

      The one where he’s holding the gun to her forehead looks like he’s about to slap her as well. Fun! Edgy! …. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000162643124 Jennifer Schulte

      What’s with the gun pic?  Just because he’s a big black man doesn’t mean he’s a criminal.

      • Anonymous

        I believe he’s supposed to be her bodyguard, hence the ear piece. At least that’s how I read it.

        • https://me.yahoo.com/a/44fak0g2q.G32UKhg7hlazUZntG3TIVDbFlLpmI_nWPMtA--#8dfd2 Guest

          Come on. Being incredibly touchy and over-sensitive is more fun. Don’t ruin it for her.

    • Anonymous

      Bizarre. 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CIPKMOXHLA5KG34HMH55OXHCVM Angel H.

      Dear God, not this again…

      By the way, am I the only one wishing Cloe wasn’t even in the shots at all? I want to see more of Curtis Johnson.

    • Anonymous

      Racist, pedophilic, and just plain creepy. What’s wrong with these people?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AYQCICXEN2CCDBFV5HED4Z2RUA Dee B

       When I view it through the lens of, “He’s her security guard” some of the pics aren’t so bad. I actually like the very first one, and the one one with him holding the chair.  The picture with her on his lap though is just very icky, because he’s a grown ass man,

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1248212910 Jessie Melcher Brown

      My first thought was body guard,  Still a dumb editorial.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=167100010 Meghan Young

      I am really, really uncomfortable with their use of a person of color as merely a prop for her. Ugh. 

    • Anonymous

      The photo of her sitting on his lap is particularly ooky.

      It’s hard to decide what’s more offensive – the sexual angle or the black-man-as-household-furniture vibe

    • Anonymous

      It took me a while to figure out that he is supposed to be a body guard. But that doesn’t negate the extreme creepiness of this editorial. I really hate that it is obviously formulated to manufacture outrage.

      • https://me.yahoo.com/a/44fak0g2q.G32UKhg7hlazUZntG3TIVDbFlLpmI_nWPMtA--#8dfd2 Guest

        After reading these comments, it’s quite clear people don’t need help manufacturing outrage.

    • Anonymous

      AND….. the use of a handgun as a editorial prop in a fashion spread is just bizzare.  Regardless of the mans race, a 14 year old girl being posed with a much older and larger man holding a gun is creepy.  Yes, it could be a bodyguard situation but even so…. ick.

    • Anonymous

      This editorial is all wrong on so many levels. 

      In the first photo I do read the model as a bodyguard, but after that it gets increasingly disturbing.  What are her parents thinking?  What is that magazine thinking?   

    • Anonymous

      They almost got it right. Add a more mature girl and a hot ginger handler and it would make more sense. 

      • Anonymous

        Exactly *how much* more mature were you thinking?  ;-D

    • Anonymous

      I can’t express how much I hate this editorial.

    • Anonymous

      Ew.

    • Anonymous

      Just yuck.

    • Lulu Lafurge
    • Anonymous

      I wonder if she’s going to show up to the Hugo premiere in a leather bustier for a movie in which she still looks like she’s in the single digits.

      • https://me.yahoo.com/a/44fak0g2q.G32UKhg7hlazUZntG3TIVDbFlLpmI_nWPMtA--#8dfd2 Guest

        Why would you wonder something so stupid?

    • Anonymous

      Bad in every way. 

    • Anonymous

      Disturbing. Very disturbing on many levels.

      In the magazine, the interview with Drew Barrymore has some cute moments.

    • http://twitter.com/herong Heron

      Ew.  ewewewewewewew.  EW.  ew.  

    • http://asskickingadviser.com/ Ass Kicking Adviser

      That was just weird.

    • Anonymous

      Why did they pose her like a ventriloquist dummy?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1326120071 Gaby Ripoll

      Bleh. Flat. Stale. Sad. 

    • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

      Oh, with a GUN no less! Jesus. What happened to Interview?…

    • Anonymous

      She’s 14????? no no no. 

    • Anonymous

      What. The. Frack.

    • http://twitter.com/rmcgrudiva RL McGruder

      Sigh.  Ugh.

    • Anonymous

      Creepy, creepy, creepy. To the point of what Jezebel would call “triggering”. A little girl in woman’s clothing.

    • CQAussie

      This is a very creepy editorial.

    • Anonymous

      It is creeptastic and asinine. I hate to sound old fashioned or something, but her parents ought to draw a line in the sand at some point and say “She’s 14! Enough!”

      • Anonymous

        It isn’t old fashioned to be an advocate for your child.  Drawing boundaries is exactly what parents are supposed to do, or among the things parents are supposed to do.  And teenagers especially need their parents to say, “no, you’re not going to do that BECAUSE YOU’RE 14.”

        • Anonymous

          apparantly her parents went to the lohan school of parenting…..

          • https://me.yahoo.com/a/44fak0g2q.G32UKhg7hlazUZntG3TIVDbFlLpmI_nWPMtA--#8dfd2 Guest

            Yes, because she’s an out-of-control thief, drug user and miscreant.

            Oh wait, she isn’t any of those things. Well, I’m sure the comparison will dawn on me eventually.

            • Anonymous

              Given this shoot I would say her parents are obviously more interested in the big shiny machine of “show business” than actually being an advocate for their child. This shoot is a world of inappropriate and her parents consigning this fuckery suggests they are absent at best, at worst completely negligent. Just because she hasn’t descended to Lindsey’s level of insanity (yet anyway, she is after all just 14 so there is plenty of time) doesn’t mean make me feel any better about what I see displayed here. In my opinion (from the outside looking in) is this is a typical example of the bad parenting decisions that lead to Lindsey like behavior down the road. If there are no boundaries now at 14 how are they going to pull back when she wants to push the envelope even further as she gets older?

            • https://me.yahoo.com/a/44fak0g2q.G32UKhg7hlazUZntG3TIVDbFlLpmI_nWPMtA--#8dfd2 Guest

              Not everyone agrees with the notion that there’s something wrong with the shoot.

              What boundaries are being overrun here? What horrible, horrible thing is being done that I’m missing?

            • Anonymous

              There are several pages of comments outlining what various people (including myself) find wrong with this shoot. I’m not trying to be funny but if you’be read though them (and clearly you have) then there really isnt anything I can add that is going to enlighten you. But a cliff note version ofmy issues with his include being bothered by the racist undertones (use of black male as a prop for white female) and the pedophile vibe (underage girl sitting on vaguely threatening male’s lap posed as if she is a doll being controlled by said vaguely threatening male). I could go on but the basic point is I find the images inappropriate and tasteless and I think her parents (or handlers or whoever) are doing her a disservice. Your mileage varies, obviously and we will need to agree to disagree since there is no common ground to be found on this issue.

        • Anonymous

          Well said. I do that with my own children. My daughter is 7 and I can’t believe some of the clothes other second grade girls wear. What happened to dressing like a little girl? And when I drop my thirteen year old son off at school I can’t believe what the kids wear. It’s one thing to be stylish, quite another to be as skanky as possible.

    • Anonymous

      jesus h. christ.  i feel like chris hansen is abut to show up at my door and offer me a glass of iced tea after looking at this mess.  what is this fuckery?  a gun pressed to her head?  really?  black people as lawn furniture?  really?  if you are making terry richardson look classy, you’re doing it wrong. 

    • Anonymous

      well said TLo!

    • http://twitter.com/#!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty

      Now there’s a failed concept. I’m embarrassed for everyone involved.

    • Anonymous

      Horrible idea. Is she a dwarf, or is that guy really 10 feet tall? Who IS that guy? Curtis Johnson…from the Saints?

    • MilaXX

      UGH! I am already sick of this young girl. She (and her handlers) are trying so hard to make her grown. The editorial just adds anoyther layer of suckage to the situation.

    • Cathy S

      That was really gross. And racist. And sexist.

    • http://robot-heart.tumblr.com heartbot

      What?

      WHAT?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HREPOWNBVUBRIVPQCF3ST2IKDM Euphory

      what the …

    • Mariah J

      Ew.

    • Lauren Maier

      I didn’t know PT Barnum made his freaks wear couture!

    • Anonymous

      Disgusting, creepy, unoriginal, and stupid.  

    • Anonymous

      not sound judgement.

    • http://twitter.com/HotMessHousWife Sammi M

      That’s just creepy. I feel gross for looking at it.

    • http://twitter.com/DarthJaeda Jaeda Laurez

      Black man as passively threatening furniture. How…artistic. *side eye*

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5UQHEKG5EDX4T6NMARUC565TPQ Amy

      I love edge and art but I am definitely picking up a racist vibe here. And that’s never pretty.

    • http://jessieliz.wordpress.com/ Super Red

      Huh. It’s not particularly great, but I don’t get the offensiveness. I got “bodyguard” immediately, with a protective vibe as opposed to an aggresive one. I don’t get the close-in shot with her face, but whatevs. This gets a shrug from me.

      She’s not a great model, but I actually saw a fair amount of depth in this– with her being somewhat oblivious to anything around her and him as her protector. I like the play between her being so tiny and him being so huge and somewhat imposing, but like I said- I got protective toward her as opposed to sexual or aggressive.

      Maybe I just have rose-colored glasses?

      • https://me.yahoo.com/a/44fak0g2q.G32UKhg7hlazUZntG3TIVDbFlLpmI_nWPMtA--#8dfd2 Guest

        No, you just don’t see a politically correct “ism” in everything. Which makes me wonder how you ended up on this site….

    • http://www.facebook.com/suzie.vazquez Suzie Vazquez

      don’t like

    • Anonymous

      just awful.  that poor child.

    • Anonymous

      Edgy? WEIRD. Where wear her parents during this process? My mom would’ve been all ‘Wipe that black shit off your eyes, get that enormous man away from my underage daughter, and for chrissake’s can u manage a smile??!?!? I paid hundreds of dollars for your braces and you can’t crack a smile?!?!’

      • Anonymous

        You forgot “and  sit up straight!”

      • https://me.yahoo.com/a/44fak0g2q.G32UKhg7hlazUZntG3TIVDbFlLpmI_nWPMtA--#8dfd2 Guest

        You do realize it’s a photo shoot, no?

        • Anonymous

          An offensive, exploitative photo shoot of a young girl, with an older man, who has a gun. These people should all be reported to the authorities for child abuse.

          • https://me.yahoo.com/a/44fak0g2q.G32UKhg7hlazUZntG3TIVDbFlLpmI_nWPMtA--#8dfd2 Guest

            Child abuse? lol

            Because she’s young and he’s older? All they are doing is posing as a young woman and a bodyguard. Jezzus, they aren’t fornicating.

            • Anonymous

              He is holding a gun near her head!!! No, they are not fornicating, but you think that gun is A-OK??? I certainly don’t. What are people thinking???

            • https://me.yahoo.com/a/44fak0g2q.G32UKhg7hlazUZntG3TIVDbFlLpmI_nWPMtA--#8dfd2 Guest

              If he were a holding the gun to her head, I’d agree. But it’s so vague looking, it took me several looks to even be able to identify it. I thought it was a curling iron at first.

              It’s strange, but I don’t think it’s horrifying as you seem to.

        • Anonymous

          I do realize its a photo shoot….for a 14 YEAR OLD. She’s too young to even realize what her image is being manipulated into. Hence, Where are her parents?!?! 

          • https://me.yahoo.com/a/44fak0g2q.G32UKhg7hlazUZntG3TIVDbFlLpmI_nWPMtA--#8dfd2 Guest

            Okay. If you want to see something nefarious in this banal shoot, so be it.

    • Anonymous

      A world of no.

    • Anonymous

      Is her management trying to Momsonize her?  Next thing you know she’s going to be pantsless wearing stripper heels and ratty blond extensions.

    • Anonymous

      When I was 15, I would have sold my soul to wear something that sophisticated and awesome. My parents would never have permitted it because they were parents. Of course, I wasn’t a child star so maybe I give my parents too much credit to think they would not whore me out to pose in expensive clothes with large black men in editorials that aren’t even obliquely racist.

      • Anonymous

        I just thought the same exact thing. Her parents are 100% at fault here. Not her, she is a kid, and the magazine is skanky, but they are going to exploit whomever they can to make money. It was her parents job to say, NO!!!!

        • https://me.yahoo.com/a/44fak0g2q.G32UKhg7hlazUZntG3TIVDbFlLpmI_nWPMtA--#8dfd2 Guest

          Strange how you know so much about the motives of her parents.

          • Anonymous

            No, it is not strange. I had a 14 year old daughter and I teach high schoolers and no way in hell are her parents doing their job protecting her from exploitation. Sorry if you disagree, but I think this is wrong.

            • https://me.yahoo.com/a/44fak0g2q.G32UKhg7hlazUZntG3TIVDbFlLpmI_nWPMtA--#8dfd2 Guest

              How is she being exploited? All she’s doing is standing on an angle, staring into the camera, sitting on a chair and sitting on this football player’s lap. She’s not scantily clad, not making sexually suggestive poses or faces, and not doing anything remotely obscene.

    • Anonymous

      Holy FUCK, they have him holding a GUN (not to, but in the vicinity of, her head)?! This is like retrograde “interracial” rape porn with the clothes on. Ugh. I need to go pet a puppy, or something.

      • Anonymous

        I was trying to figure out what the heck that was!!! A gun!!! And you know who I really blame for this mess?? Her parents. Where the hell are they???

    • Anonymous

      …..are you f*ing kidding me?  wtf?

    • http://twitter.com/delysia_lafosse Delysia LaFosse

      Gross, also a little offensive.

    • Anonymous

      Why? Just why?

    • http://profiles.google.com/trashilove { edi } ilovetrash

      it’s probably supposed to be an ironic pastiche of something that is totally inappropriate. kind of in the realm of the hail to the v ads by massengil or whoever.

      that said, it’s still creepy. & creepier still cos they have no idea it was even done twenty years ago & think they invented it just now.

    • Anonymous

      Ew.

    • Anonymous

      This is so bizarre.

    • Anonymous

      Ugh

    • Anonymous

      This just weird.  And he’s much more interesting to look at in the photos than she is.  All the black dresses just blend into his suit.  Totally dumb and a bit squicky.

    • Anonymous

      What the heck?? What is he supposed to be doing in some of those pics?? Sniffing her??? Making a move on her? Dominating her? I just don’t get it. 

    • Anonymous

      I find it funny that her parents would be ok with this, but made her call her first movie “Kick Butt” around the house.

      I like the one of her sitting on the chair and him holding it as a stand alone artsy picture. Or rather, I would if that was a picture of Twiggy and it was taken in the 60s.

      The one of her straight up sitting on his lap squicks me out. BLEH.

      • https://me.yahoo.com/a/44fak0g2q.G32UKhg7hlazUZntG3TIVDbFlLpmI_nWPMtA--#8dfd2 Guest

        She was 11 when they made her use that term for “Kick-Ass”. She’s nearly 15 now and has the maturity and worldliness of someone much older than that.

        • Anonymous

           4 years for her parents to jump from “no bad language” to “ok sweetheart, you can do a creepy photo shoot with rape under tones.”?

          • https://me.yahoo.com/a/44fak0g2q.G32UKhg7hlazUZntG3TIVDbFlLpmI_nWPMtA--#8dfd2 Guest

            Rape undertones?

            Really?

            I don’t even know what to say to that.

            • Anonymous

              Are you one of her parents? You’re responding to these posts like Chloe Moretz is someone you know. 

            • https://me.yahoo.com/a/44fak0g2q.G32UKhg7hlazUZntG3TIVDbFlLpmI_nWPMtA--#8dfd2 Guest

              I’m just someone who is tired of all the nonsense I see about her on
              gossip and fashion sites. People don’t seem to care what they spread
              throughout the internet.

              Do you really need to be one of her parents to think the notion that that shoot has rape undertones is absurd?

            • Anonymous

              No, you don’t. FWIW, I also did not pick up rape overtones in this shoot, and I immediately thought “bodyguard,” though I didn’t quite understand the gun-near-the-face shot.

              But when you are rebutting every other post and talking about how she is watched over by her family like you are friends with them and know what they do,  it just comes across as really overinvested in Chloe Moretz. Trying to police what people say on the internet about any given celebrity is going to be challenging.

              But that is certainly your right to do so, of course — carry on.

            • https://me.yahoo.com/a/44fak0g2q.G32UKhg7hlazUZntG3TIVDbFlLpmI_nWPMtA--#8dfd2 Guest

              I’m a fan of her as an actress and as a human being.

              I probably do respond to too many of these comments, but there has been a lot of phony gossip spread about her in recent months and some seem to be buying into it.

            • http://twitter.com/wednesdaydreams Natalie

              I think the gun is supposed to make her look The Professional/Bodyguard/Mini Mob Boss looking.

              Rape overtones is a bit much.

          • Anonymous

            I just don’t see sexuality at all, much less rape. She has a dominant stance in every picture, whereas he is just her object, her thing. Even in that gun picture, he is framing her while she’s giving the 15-year-old version of fierce face.  The gun’s in a pretty non-threatening position too.

            It’s a pretentious set of pictures for sure; nicely shot, but still silly and overdone. And like everyone else, I think it’s stupid to make up this little girl like a little adult. But rape? I’m genuinely curious…where are you seeing rape?

    • Anonymous

      Now, this one’s just silly.

    • Anonymous

      WTH???

    • Anonymous

      Ick. Especially disliking the one second from last. Edgy, no. Creepy, yes.

    • Anonymous

      I’m getting a “Leon the Professional” vibe. 

    • Anonymous

      reading the first page of comments about the ickiness of this editorial made me think: well, but it worked. TLo put it up on the site. and here we all are talking about it. and that’s the point, right?
      [note: I think it's an icky photo shoot, i think MOST editorials are icky in some way, and i think TLo should post whatever the hell they want. BUT the point of an editorial is to attract attention, and thus this is a successful one]

      I think that second-from-last photo is creepy for many of the previously mentioned reasons, but ALSO because the way she’s sitting sort of hunched over makes her look like she’s a puppet at rest, a ventriloquist’s doll that he operates. it’s hard to tell how his arm is positioned – it could be the hand holding the puppet.

      • Anonymous

        I thought the ventriloquist’s dummy image made that photo the most interesting of the lot.

        Which I mostly thought were just silly/dopy – I thought “bodyguard” and I thought she does not look great in the clothes – she doesn’t have the presence to show them to advantage.

        I didn’t get much of a sexual or threatening vibe. More a failed study-in-contrasts.

    • Anonymous

      If the image with the gun was cut, it would just look like a bodyguard and a girl, and the choice of such a large man highlights how small she is and counteracts the grown up styling. In none of the images is she wearing anything that is particularly sexy and there’s nothing that suggests the relationship between them is anything explicit. I don’t like the fact that they threw in the scary black man thing by having the image with a gun, but otherwise I don’t mind this shoot. It doesn’t come across to me as edgy, but it doesn’t come across offensive either. It just looks like a play in contrasts. Big man, small girl. Dark man, pale girl. Strong and solid, dainty and fragile. The image where he’s hiding behind her is even a bit comical.

      I think this would be uncomfortable if it appeared that he had any sexual interest in her, but his body language is completely impersonal.

      • Anonymous

        “I think this would be uncomfortable if it appeared that he had any
        sexual interest in her, but his body language is completely impersonal.”

        That was my take.

        Also, I think the study-in-contrasts idea was dull & ineffective, at best silly in most photos.

        • Anonymous

          I’m not so over the moon with the shoot that I would put it on my wall or something, but I don’t hate it. I don’t think it was badly shot and I thought the silliness might be intentional. In the first one the way she’s posed makes it look like she’s falling over, and that’s kind of funny. In the second, the ambiguity of what he’s doing is sort of amusing. The chair one is quite funny, I didn’t notice there was a chair at first, I just thought she was sitting on his arm. Why would he pick her up holding her chair? In the last one he’s hiding behind her and it’s kind of funny to see such a big man hiding behind such a small girl.

          There were so many comical scenarios wound into this shoot that I don’t think on closer inspection it’s supposed to come off edgy. The black and white and serious faces say “serious photo shoot” but the actual material isn’t really serious. It kind of brings to mind the Disney movie “My Date with the President’s Daughter” and it’s easy to imagine him as a secret agent protecting her but hilarity ensuing because really he’s more scared than her or something.

          It bugs me when they have photo shoots where there are big black men sexually threatening little white women and say it was just for contrast, but for the vast majority of the shots it appears to actually be that just because he’s not showing sexual interest and her body language isn’t frightened or submissive.

    • http://twitter.com/Kerry_McC Kerry McCombs

      WTF?

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mary-Stone/100001328135240 Mary Stone

      The makeup, the clothes, the {implied/suggested/and overt} situations.  NO, just. NO.  Says this mother of a 14-year-old boy.
       

    • Anonymous

      I really didn’t get a sexual vibe from this shoot. I thought the chair shot was humorous, the gun picture was confusing, and I’d love to know just how big Curtis Johnson is (or how small she is.)

      But I wish that the shoot had tilted more towards her youth instead of trying to make her look so much more grown up. There is so much time in her life for that.

      • https://me.yahoo.com/a/44fak0g2q.G32UKhg7hlazUZntG3TIVDbFlLpmI_nWPMtA--#8dfd2 Guest

        Johnson is listed by the NFL at 6-3 which means they did some trickery here because he looks 7-4 in the photos. She’s about 5-2.

        • Anonymous

          Trickery indeed! And since the cover headline is about the “rise of teen culture,” I wish that the stylists had thought about going “teen” with her, not “grown woman.” But what they did does not strike me as offensive or disturbing. I’ve been more disturbed with some Elle Fanning  photo essays than this, which is more kooky than anything else (to me.)

          Chloe Moretz has an interesting face. There’s some natural modeling talent there, I think.

      • http://twitter.com/wednesdaydreams Natalie

        I think the gun shot was supposed to be her portrayed as like a mini Mob Queen/The Professional. She takes on a lot of roles which are pretty dark for her age so I guess that was the direction they were going. 

    • Anonymous

      The editorial is offensive and disturbing on so many levels.  Shameful, disgusting, sad.

    • Anonymous

      I love how all the comments are mindlessly nodding in agreement with your opinion, but while i see your point, i have to disagree. If this were Vogue, Elle or even Vanily Fair then yes, this would be completely inappropriate. This is Interview. INTERVIEW. The concept seems to be highlighting how you don’t have to be 6 foot to be a pretty talented actress. Sure there could have been plenty of other ways to express it, and I agree with your point. Really I’m just embarrassed with all the comments praising your critique as something completely left-wing and unexpected. “Oh she’s only 14… How could her parents have been okay with it” This is not the first spread we’ve seen like this, it won’t be the last. Build a bridge and get over it

      • http://twitter.com/qrter Alexander Peterhans

        “The concept seems to be highlighting how you don’t have to be 6 foot to be a pretty talented actress.”

        Not much of a concept when the subject is only 14 years old. It’d be quite exceptional if she was over 6 foot.

    • http://twitter.com/megelizah Megan Howard

      I adore Chloe Moretz but I really dislike this. I understand that as the startlet she is supposed to be the focus but can we do it without turning the man into a giant armchair/picture frame? I don’t know if they were going for like, a Man on Fire thing but it’s just weird and kind of creepy, esp second last. :/

    • Anonymous

      she is giving some damn good face in a couple of these shots.

    • http://profiles.google.com/hillaryschuster Hillary Schuster

      I do not understand the point of this editorial at all, but will admit to liking the first photo (not cover). Her body shape and the composition as a whole are interesting.

    • http://orangtunes.blogspot.com BIG MAC

      I’m seriously not seeing anything sexual in these pictures. I thought the concept was that she was some sort of mafia queen and the guy was her body guard. That is it. Oh and as black person myself, I’m not seeing any racism either.

    • http://twitter.com/wednesdaydreams Natalie

      Don’t find this creepy at all, probably because I’m desensitized from shows like The Professional etc. 

    • http://twitter.com/rachelruthlee Rachel Lee

      That is one BIG black man. I thought the concept was pretty cool. Maybe it’s because I’ve only just hit my 20s?

    • Anonymous

      The photo with the suspended chair was great though.

    • http://twitter.com/onetimeko maybe more

      Creepy and uninspired. Gross. I do think the cover is fantastic though.

    • bloodshothalfblind

      holy crap. wtf was that??

    • bloodshothalfblind

      holy crap. wtf was that??

    • http://twitter.com/hpenfield Hannah Penfield

      She looks like Justin Bieber in drag on the cover.

    • http://twitter.com/hpenfield Hannah Penfield

      She looks like Justin Bieber in drag on the cover.

    • Anonymous

      Lame.

    • Natasha Fairweather

      Creepy. Yuck.

    • akprincess72

      NOT a good shoot.

    • Cheri Lee

      Weird