Why Emily Ratajkowski Wrote About Robin Thicke In Book

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“I had a hard time writing that essay for a bunch of different reasons.”

A month earlier than Emily Ratajkowski‘s debut e-book was due for launch, an excerpt — leaked with out her consent — detailed the brand new writer’s expertise filming Robin Thicke‘s “Blurred Lines” music video in 2013.


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In the leaked excerpt, which was first revealed by The Sunday Times, Emily wrote about an alleged incident the place Robin returned drunk to the “Blurred Lines” set and groped her “out of nowhere.”


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Emily’s upcoming e-book, titled My Body, consists of essays that recall moments in her life whereas exploring the commodification of girls’s our bodies and girls’s sexuality.

The passage seems in a wider chapter of My Body referred to as “Blurred Lines.”


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As My Body is now accessible to preorder, Emily hosted a Q&A on Instagram yesterday that addressed her followers early inquiries concerning the e-book.

Responding to 1 individual’s query, asking why she selected to call a chapter after Robin’s music, she defined that the title and its content material signify an “evolution of [her] beliefs and politics.”

“I had a hard time writing that essay for a bunch of different reasons,” Emily defined. “But ultimately I decided to include it in the book because my experience on the BL set and how I talked about it says so much about the evolution of my beliefs and politics.”

“Most of my jobs at that point kinda sucked — I was either shooting e-commerce for online stores where I felt like nothing more than a mannequin or I’d be in lingerie while some middle-aged male photographers told me pout,” she stated, including, “BL was different.”


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“I was surrounded by women I liked and trusted,” Emily continued. “I had fun on set, being a sexy girl in a music video made me feel hot and cool and powerful. I told the world that the experience was empowering. In many ways it was.”


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“You’ll have to read the essay to fully understand the other sides to my experience.”

You can preorder My Body here forward of its Nov. 9 launch.

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