Brooke Shields Ignores Calls From 'The Blue Lagoon' Director After Accusing Him

Asma Irshad
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Brooke Shields revealed that the director of The Blue Lagoon tried to get in touch with her following the release of her new Hulu documentary, in which she accused him of attempting to sell her sexual awakening.

Randal Kleiser Called Her

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She said on The Drew Barrymore Show that she received a phone call from director Randal Kleiser following the release of her new Hulu documentary.

Shields Criticized The Director For Taking Advantage Of Her

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In the documentary, the supermodel and actress criticized The Blue Lagoon director for taking advantage of her sexual awakening when she was only 14.

The Director Wanted To Make A Reality Show

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Shields said, “They wanted to make it a reality show,“ referring to the director's intent about The Blue Lagoon.

They Wanted To Sell Her Sexual Awakening

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She continued, "They wanted to sell my actual sexual awakening. The irony was, I wasn’t in touch with any of my own sexuality.”

The Plot of 'The Blue Lagoon'

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Shields co-stars with Christopher Atkins in The Blue Lagoon. The two actors play abandoned teens on a tropical island.

The Two Grow Through Puberty

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As the film continues, the two grow through puberty together and begin to feel sexual attraction for each other before finally falling in love and having a kid.

Films That Exploited Her At A Young Age

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Shields brings out the film as one of several that exploited her at such a young age in the documentary. Other titles include Pretty Baby by Louis Malle and Endless Love by Franco Zeffirelli.

Barrymore Asked If Any Director Reached Out To Her

Barrymore asked, referring to the directors, "Now that the documentary is out, have any of the male directors reached out to you, like Louis Malle and Franco Zeffirelli?"

Kleiser Tried To Call Her

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According to Brooke, Louis Malle and Franco Zeffirelli, the directors of Pretty Baby and Endless Love, have both passed away, and Randal is the only filmmaker who tried to contact her.

She Wanted To See What The Tone Is

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“I saw [Kleiser’s] name on my phone, and I was like, ‘Oh, what do I do?' and I let it go to voicemail,” Shields said. “Because I was like, I want to see the tone. He wants to chat. I don’t know about what, but I don’t feel like bringing any of it back up again.”

It Was Never About Her

Shields added: “It’s not about that. It was about these males needing me to be in a certain category to serve their story, and it never was about me; it was not protective of me. It was fun and loving at times, but I was just there. I was a pawn; I was a piece; I was a commodity.”

She Was Raised Catholic

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Shields added since she was raised Catholic, sex wasn't something she discussed with her parents, former model Teri Shields and Revlon CEO Frank Shields, who divorced when Brooke was just five months old.

Shields Was A Child Model

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Brooke Christa Shields is a model and actress from the United States. She was initially a child model and achieved critical praise at age 12 for her major part in Louis Malle's film Pretty Baby.

She Potrayed A Prostitute

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She portrayed a prostitute in the movie; at that time, she was just 11.

She Appeared In Many Movies During Her Teenage Years

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She continued modeling until her late teenage years and appeared in many movies in the 1980s, including Franco Zeffirelli's Endless Love and The Blue Lagoon.

Shields Gave Up Modelling For Her Studies

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Shields gave up modeling in 1983 to enroll at Princeton University, where she received a bachelor's degree in Romance languages.

Brooke's Mother Wanted Her To Become A Model

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Shields' mother said she wanted her to be involved in the entertainment industry when she was just five days old, saying, "She's the most beautiful child, and I'm going to help her with her career."

She Started Work At Young Age

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Shields started working on television at a young age. She performed with the Muppets in their adaptation of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland in 1980, making history as the show's youngest guest star.

Losing Her Virginity

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Shields revealed in June 2009 that she dated Dean Cain at Princeton and lost her virginity to him when she was 22. She claimed it would have happened sooner if she had a more positive self-image.