Echo Lawrence - September 28, 2020
Rumer Willis has partnered up with long-time celebrity photographer Tyler Shields to produce some new fetish inspired portraits. The family seems to be close to the photographer and he’s shot her mom Demi Moore and sisters in recent months as well. Rumer is looking like a brand new woman this year and it could have something to do with dating that guy Armie Hamer, when you’re getting banged out by the Call Me By Your Name dude you’re doing something right, right?
Here's what Rumer had to say about the shoot:
This series I created with Tyler is about reclaiming the female form. Whether clothed or not, as women our bodies are constantly policed and dictated over by men and by other women. We are told what we can and cannot wear based on our size and shape or others beliefs about what is acceptable or appropriate. We are told what we need to look like to be considered beautiful. We are told if we dress a certain way we are “asking for it” or if we are more covered up we are prude or unexpressed. We are told our sexuality and expression of that sexuality is something we should ashamed of, something we should keep to ourselves. We are persecuted for our right to choose when to become a mother, or to become one at all. We are kept from access to birth control, places to get information about sexual health and contraceptives are defunded. The lineage of women who have fought with their lives to progress women’s rights sacrificed everything to get us to where we are today and we are still miles away from any sort of equality. My body and my right to my divine femininity will not be policed or suppressed by anyone man or woman.
This idea that when other women are naked it means they don’t respect themselves us being naked or sexual is automatically assumed as being done for a man out of self loathing and insecurity and it’s bullshit. we can be sexual for us. We can be naked for us. We can be tied up for us. People think telling women to not be naked and “respect themselves” is feminist but it’s really just centering men once again in the assumption that everything you are doing is for them.
I want to say to anyone that has suffered abuse or was triggered by these photos because of past trauma my only intention was that of celebration and empowering the female form but I understand for some this could bring up the opposite. Know that I see you and I respect you and wish to hold you and your stories with the upmost reverence and respect.
This was not for any man. This was for me. It was about exploration and taking back power in my right to choose. I support any woman’s right to express themselves however they choose to convey their sensuality, sexuality, self.
Here’s Rumer in some tight latex outfits cracking her whip for the new set title “Bondage”