Jennifer Lawrence Poses Nude — Almost

There is another nude photo of Jennifer Lawrence circulating the internet, but this time it’s not the result of the Sony hack, and Ms. Lawrence wants fans to see this picture. As can be seen in the picture, Jennifer Lawrence is laying lengthwise completely nude, except for the red-tailed boa constrictor draped across her body with the bulk of its massive length resting over her midsection.

The revealing shot of Jennifer, photographed by Patrick Demarchelier for Vanity Fair‘s Hollywood issue, may seem like just another richly colorful photograph of a nude Hollywood legend on the surface, but it is so much more than that. The Huffington Post reports that the photo of a nude Ms. Lawrence is a dedication, a way to pay homage to another Hollywood starlet from another era. Ms. Lawrence posing nude with only the boa constrictor for protection is a direct nod to a similar portrait taken of Nastassja Kinski in 1981. That photograph, taken by Richard Avedon for Vogue magazine, was entitled “Nastassja Kinski and The Serpent.”

One might think it would be difficult for Jennifer to be in a compromising position with such a deadly predator, having only the snake trainer’s two foot metal pole and hook to ensure her safety, but Lawrence remained calm and cool. Rising to a level of professionalism fans have come to expect from her, Lawrence focused her eyes on the camera and her attention on the shot, according to Vanity Fair‘s Jessica Diehl, who serves as the magazine’s fashion and style director.

“Jennifer has the perfect combination of strength, sexuality, and humor, and, above all, tomboy to pull this off.”

Jennifer shows her pride in the photograph, as she should, displaying it on her own Twitter account.

“Who else thinks my new twitter profile picture “thing” looks fantastic? I do,” Ms. Lawrence tweets. “Thanks to [P]hotoshop,” she later adds.

Thankfully, the shoot was over almost as soon as it had begun, because, according to Ms. Diehl, the boa had developed a liking for Ms. Lawrence’s neck.

For more photos from that shoot, including a nude Jennifer Lawrence and a cockatoo enjoying a dip, view Vanity Fair‘s full slideshow.

It’s probably for the best. As Inquisitr reported last month, Jennifer Lawrence is already involved with Chris Martin, so that poor boa constrictor was just headed for heartbreak.