Dakota Fanning, 19, shot her first nude scene in the film Very Good Girls as soon as she turned 18 in February 2012.
In a conversation with MTV, the actor, who first got our attention playing the daughter of a mentally challenged man in I Am Sam at age 7, explained why.
“Yeah, well, I’ve never done that before and I’m very newly allowed to do that,’ she explained to MTV News at the Sundance Film Festival, where she was out promoting the movie. ‘I was newly 18, so yeah, it was, it’s kind of a sensitive thing, but it’s a part of life.”
Very Good Girls is the story of two girls from New York who agree to lose their virginity during their first summer out of high school. Their friendship is tested when they both find themselves attracted to the same guy.
The actor who plays that guy is Boyd Holbrook who is best known for his roles in the bio pic Milk and the TV mini-series Hatfields McCoys.
Holbrook told MTV, “As in life it’s not always so perfect and glossy and seamless. It’s quite awkward sometimes especially with that. This film’s about its going into life, first sexual experience, so it’s all about the environment and not taking it too serious.”
Dakota doesn’t have a lot of patience for people who are overly prudish about her career choices. In 2011 she appeared in an ad for Marc Jacobs perfume. The photo is of Dakota sitting on the floor with a large perfume bottle between her legs.
When asked about the controversy, she told Glamour:
“If you want to read something into a perfume bottle, then I guess you can. But it’s also like, Why are you making it about that, you creep? I love Marc and trust him, and we just laughed about it.”