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Julia Fox doesn’t understand why people keep sexualising her body

Actress and muse Julia Fox was dropping a few more of her pearls of wisdom (Picture: Marcus Cooper/Cosmopolitan UK)

Julia Fox is baffled over the constant sexualisation of women’s bodies, saying that it’s the ‘last thing’ she does with hers.

The actress and fashion icon, 33, looked her usual bold self in a photoshoot for Cosmopolitan UK that saw her dressed in a variety of eye-catching garments, from chainmail style dress to a giant red bow.

She also stunned in a serpent-inspired scarlet number with a tentacle wrapped around her bare chest and another around her hips and low-slung skirt.

‘Women’s bodies should be celebrated and shouldn’t just be viewed as sexual objects. Anyone getting mad at me for showing a lot of skin has slapped this label on me as a sexual being,’ she told the outlet.

‘But I’m so much more than that – and sex is the last f**king thing I do with this body.

‘I’m proud of my body. Why wouldn’t I wear something revealing, really cool and artsy? Why choose to interpret my body as a sexual object?’

Julia candidly discussed how she sees her body while dressing it in some fabulous looks (Picture: Marcus Cooper/Cosmopolitan UK)
The star said people ‘slapped a label’ on her as a ‘sexual being’ (Picture: Marcus Cooper/Cosmopolitan UK)
She questioned why she shouldn’t wear revealing clothes (Picture: Marcus Cooper/Cosmopolitan UK)

The mum-of-one praised her body for being ‘so tough’ and ‘so, so strong’ in making ‘another body’, that of her two-year-old son, Valentino, who she shares with ex-husband Peter Artemiev.

She also addressed her fondness for being ‘fun and crazy’ with her fashion choices; we’ve seen her in everything from a shower curtain and a condom outfit to a horse-inspired dress and carrying accessories like a bag made of human hair to the Oscars.

Julia is happy to now see women ‘resisting appealing to the male gaze’ and instead looking for validation from one another.

Julia is known for her embracing of bold fashion (Picture: Rachpoot/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
A modern classic from Julia, holding a hair bag at the 2022 Vanity Fair Oscar Party (Picture: Rich Polk/Variety/Penske Media via Getty Images)
She’s the Cosmopolitan UK cover star for its Dec/Jan issue (Picture: Marcus Cooper/Cosmopolitan UK)

And she uses the perfect example of this: the bleached eyebrow (which she herself has, of course, rocked).

‘Women are so into the bleached brow on each other, I find. Men’s brains… can’t compute,’ the Uncut Gems actress suggested.

‘It signifies this cultural shift of having fun again with how you look.’

The published author also admitted that she is ‘constantly having to resist being defined’ by her two-month relationship with Kanye West last year, which she finds ‘annoying’.

Julia looked transformed in a blonde wig (Picture: Marcus Cooper/Cosmopolitan UK)
She also modelled a slinky chainmail-inspired gown (Picture: Marcus Cooper/Cosmopolitan UK)

She pointed out that ‘in the grand scheme of my life, it was a millisecond. It doesn’t mean I don’t like him, I just don’t like that’.

Julia also recently recalled in horrifying detail the experience of waking up mid-surgery while getting a nose job in high school and hearing the doctor ‘breaking bones’.

‘I went out the day before got home at like 6am, my appointment was at 9, I got there at 10,’ explained Julia, smiling at the teenage memory in hindsight, later admitting it was actually awful.

‘I had so much alcohol in my blood that the anaesthetic wasn’t working so I woke up mid procedure and I could hear them breaking the bones,’ the star told comedian Hannah Berner.

‘Michael Jackson had just died too and they were talking about him,’ remembered Julia, which must’ve added to the surreal memory, ‘but I was paralysed and trying to tell them I was awake.

‘It was actually really traumatic,’ she concluded, before adding: ‘Totally my fault.’

The full Julia Fox interview can be read in the Dec/Jan issue of Cosmopolitan UK, on sale from November 14.

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