• Tue, Sep 18 2012

14-Year-Old Elle Fanning Copies Dakota Fanning With Her Own Creepy Perfume Ad

Most girls look up to their big sisters. It’s only natural. So when 14-year-old Elle Fanning saw Dakota Fanning get banned in the UK for her Lolita (i.e. child rape) referencing perfume ad, she went out and did a Lolita-themed perfume ad of her own.

As Elle is only 14, the ad isn’t as blatantly sexual as Dakota’s flower crotch one, but still seems to be based on the interplay of “little kid playing in the woods” and “budding young woman,” as evidenced by the smoldering glances she gives the camera and the times it zooms in on her playing with her mouth. Plus, it does not escape me that the name of the perfume itself is Lolita Lempicka. I realize “Lolita” is technically a name possessed by people other than Nabokov‘s famous young rape victim, but its associations are so intense that it might not be the best name for a brand. And I don’t think it’s a coincidence that a perfume called “Lolita” is enlisting 14-year-old girls to help promote it. I don’t mean to sound like a crotchety mom here, but where were her parents on this?

If you don’t believe me that this ad is meant to be prurient, check out the animated GIFs people are already making:

If that doesn’t give you the douchechills, I know a very special club you are probably a part of.

(Via ONTD)

Share This Post:
  • CG

    The GIF is weird…but I actually quite like the ad. If it wasn’t for the name of the perfume I doubt I would have had a problem with it. I love when she’s playing with the sticks in the woods…it really reminds me of myself playing pretend when I was small.

  • Jenni

    That GIF is extra creepy.

  • Pingback: 14-Year-Old Elle Fanning Copies Dakota Fanning With Her Own Creepy …

  • Pingback: Age Appropriate? Elle’s Lolita Perfume Ad

  • lali

    What a sick world. 14 years old. So creepy. The mother of those girls must be completely desperate that she wasn’t a movie star herself.

    • Turrican4D

      OMG, you don’t know nothing and you have a serious problem with your sexuality! Don’t you know movies like “The Blue Lagoon”, “Tender Cousins” or french movies with naked 13yro girls like Virginie Ledoyen in it?

  • lali

    What a sick world. 14 years old. So creepy. The mother of those girls must be completely desperate that she wasn’t a movie star herself.

  • Jason Nightley

    The GIF is biased to show a particular theme, it doesn’t accurately represent the full clip. The only thing creepy about this is that some people find creepiness in it. There is nothing wrong with the clip.

  • Taimara

    Elle Forever