Dita Von Teese is ‘not appalled’ by twerking, considers it an ‘everyday vulgarity’

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Dita Von Teese has given several interesting interviews over the past few weeks, but I’ve hesitated over covering Dita because I sometimes wonder if you guys give a crap. I LOVE her, though, and I enjoy hearing what she has to say about hair, makeup, clothes and pop culture. Dita is cool to me because A) she’s a lot smarter than people think and B) while she’s never going to be the “most beautiful” person ever, she’s brilliant at maximizing her assets and always looking flawless. Basically, I’d rather hear what Dita has to say about almost everything.

First up, here’s Dita’s take on Miley Cyrus and “twerking”:

Dita Von Teese is not impressed by Miley Cyrus’ twerking routine. “I’m not someone who is appalled by Miley Cyrus, thinking it’s vulgar,” Von Teese, in a low-cut Carolina Herrera dress, told us at Van Cleef and Arpel’s flagship opening on Madison Avenue.

“I love the very beautiful combined with the vulgar. The problem is, I don’t find it very beautiful. I’m more interested in looking at a Helmut Newton photograph of fetishistic situations and nudity and er0ticism . . . that drives my imagination, not the everyday vulgarity.” Noted!

[From Page Six]

I agree with Dita – do whatever you want with your body, but I have the right to think that Miley’s “twerking” is not beautiful and, in fact, vulgar. Dita’s all about the celebration (in an adult way) of sexuality.

Dita also had a recent interview with YourTango which you can read here. I enjoyed several of these quotes:

YourTango: Do you feel sexier now in your 40s than you did in your 20s?
Dita Von Teese: Definitely. I’d say between my 30s and now I’ve felt my best because I don’t have to try to get acceptance from other people anymore. I feel very settled in myself, this is who I am. It’s easy for me to say what I want.

YourTango: Are you dating anyone?
Dita Von Teese: No, I’m single, just dating casually. I do a lot of juggling of dates. It’s fun.

YourTango: Do you want to get married again?
Dita Von Teese: I’d love to, I just haven’t met the person I’m ready to get married to.

YourTango: Do you want kids, either having your own or marrying a man with children?
Dita Von Teese: I’m open to anything. I don’t have any restrictions. I try to be open to whatever happens.

YourTango: What’s the quirkiest thing you do when it comes to love and relationships?
Dita Von Teese: There are so many tricky elements about dating. I’m always struggling with how to bounce a man out of bed. There’s no nice way to say, ‘You can’t sleep here.’ I’m still struggling with the lingo for that. When I was in my 20s, any guy I was with would get up and go home, and now they don’t want to leave. Is it because my bed is so comfy? I don’t know what that is!

YourTango: Is there a celebrity people would be surprised to know you once dated?
Dita Von Teese: Yes, but I would never reveal that.

YourTango: How do you keep things spicy in your relationships?
Dita Von Teese: I’m an advocate of great lingerie. I think that being open and making someone feel like they can tell you anything and you’re not going to get offended is a big thing—having such a great relationship with somebody that you can tell them exactly what you want, and they can tell you what they want, and nobody ever gets their feelings hurt or feels weird or uncomfortable.

YourTango: What are the biggest mistakes that guys make in the bedroom?
Dita Von Teese: Trying to learn about sex through p0rn.

YourTango: What are the biggest mistakes that women make in the bedroom?
Dita Von Teese: I don’t know, it’s been a long time since I slept with a woman! I guess you’d have to ask a man. No, I know what you mean. Women need to stop thinking that men are judging their bodies. Men don’t care about cellulite. Men aren’t looking at your stomach. They’re so happy that you’re there and you have your clothes off!

YourTango: Where’s the wildest place you’ve had sex?
Dita Von Teese: My wildest sex has been behind closed doors because you can be more free. My days of public sex, I don’t really do that sort of thing anymore.

[From Your Tango]

I laughed at the part about trying to learn how to “bounce” a guy from her bed. Imagine you’re that dude and you just slept with Dita Von Teese and you’re like, “Yeah, I’m spending the night!” And she’s like, “Um, no.” I wonder what celebrity she’s dated but won’t reveal? I’ve always wanted her to get with George Clooney – I think they would be a great couple. I was half-expecting to hear her say that they had dated at some point.

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  1. teehee says:

    She;s a queen. Proud to say I have now entered my 30′s, and indeed I am blossoming into my body and my game. She exemplifies how its done properly– for herself, without shame, with enjoyment and with style and even brains- wonderfully. A champagne toast to all the happily sexual ladies out there :D lol

  2. Aims says:

    She to me is sexy. She gives off this vibe of naughiness while still being classy. Like she’ll show you a little bit but you have to wonder what the rest looks like. I guess she’s a tease in the better sense of the word. I also agree with her regarding the twerking comments.

  3. Rose says:

    “What are the biggest mistakes that guys make in the bedroom?
    Dita Von Teese: Trying to learn about sex through p0rn. ” Amen sister!

  4. paola says:

    ‘What are the biggest mistakes that guys make in the bedroom?
    Dita Von Teese: Trying to learn about sex through p0rn.’

    Oh. my. god.
    I so agree on this one i wish I had a ‘like’ button like on fb!

  5. gg says:

    Of course she said that – twerking is a very common stripper move. She does it all the time!

  6. Algernon says:

    I want to be Dita Von Teese when I grow up.

  7. Melissa says:

    I like her but always feel she’s a character but nor a real person. I know it sounds odd, but that’s how I feel.

  8. Robot Rosie says:

    I have always loved her. She exudes confidence, intelligence and maturity, is progressive when it comes to the matter of sex and always looks fabulous!

  9. Sumodo1 says:

    I grew up in a time when Gypsy Rose Lee was a TV personality and a frequent game show guest. I am DONE with burlesque artists and their takes on life.

  10. Vixen says:

    I love her. She reminds me of a real life Jessica Rabbit, but not an objectified caricature… More like a magnificent fantasy.

  11. annaloo. says:

    There’s that “what about kids?” question again…

  12. INeedANap says:

    She’s like an Old Hollywood version of Morticia Addams, and I mean that as a heck of a compliment — glamorous, unapologetic, wild yet elegant. J’adore. You keep sashaying your sexy self, sister.

  13. LolaB says:

    Love her. Keep the Dita coverage coming.

  14. Eleonor says:

    I worship her, literally, I think she is a smarter woman than most people think.
    I am on the Clooney-Dita couple, but I think she is too independent for George’s standards, you know she’s got her own career.

  15. Kathryn says:

    Love her and her style. I have a weakness for velvet and this black velevet dress is stunning! also she is sexy in a way that Miley will never be!!!

  16. loveisthecoal says:

    I LOVE her outfit here. The dress too, but ESPECIALLY those gloves! I must have them!!

    I almost always love what she wears…could never pull most of it off myself, but she’s a great fashion inspiration!

  17. RHONYC says:

    “I love the very beautiful combined with the vulgar. The problem is, I don’t find it very beautiful. I’m more interested in looking at a Helmut Newton photograph of fetishistic situations and nudity and er0ticism . . . that drives my imagination, not the everyday vulgarity.”

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    i swear we’re soulmates on that one right there. :mrgreen: xo 2 Dita!

  18. Ginger says:

    I love Dita and hope I’m not in the minority. Please cover her as much as you like!

  19. Peet33 says:

    Kaiser as regards the celebrity she dated I think I remembered something about her dating Peter Saarsgard before they both got married (to different people obvs, so it was several years ago!). In fact as I recall she said he treated her pretty badly and was into some seriously kinky shit which, coming from someone who was once married to Marilyn Manson, actually blows my mind.

    But seeing as though she’s dished on him in the past then maybe not him? I agree she & Clooney would look good together but with his bad back I doubt he could keep up with her in the bedroom, lol.

  20. Leila In Wunderland says:

    I’ve always seen her as interesting and mysterious. I also like beauty and sensuality mixed with vulgarity, and I like raunchy, humorous vulgarity. I don’t see twerking as sexy, beautiful, or seductive. I see it as comical and harmless, whether people think it’s vulgar or not. Thankfully the human race overall is slowly, slowly, ever so slowly becoming less hung up about dance moves, clothes, and the human body in western society.

    It’s ok for someone else to think something is vulgar, because we’re all at different places when it comes to our views about ‘modesty’, but like we’re trying to convince our grandma on our dad’s side, what matters is the why and most importantly, the HOW- how she expresses it. Grandma is a bit of a prude, though. Here are some of the things she sees as vulgar:

    1. Women wearing belly shirts.
    2. Women wearing skirts with a slit.
    3. Women walking around in bathing suits in the summer.
    4. nudity
    5. Any song with sexual lyrics.
    6. Pink’s Stupid Girls video. We got in trouble with her in 8th grade for watching it, and she called Pink a tramp.

  21. Emily C. says:

    “When I was in my 20s, any guy I was with would get up and go home, and now they don’t want to leave. Is it because my bed is so comfy? I don’t know what that is!”

    This is a real problem! One guy I talked to about it said that in their early 20s, guys are afraid any woman they sleep with will want to marry them. Then by their 30s, they’re hoping any woman they sleep with will want to marry them. Obviously a big over-generalization, but maybe not so much with Dita Von Teese. I’m guessing she gets about six marriage proposals a year on average.

    Please cover her more. We need more positive portrayals of adult female sexuality to combat the “vulgarity”.

  22. Blackbetty says:

    I’ve a huge fan ever since I bought her book years ago. I love her she is never vulgar and is always classy. She is somewhat mysterious, unlike most entertainers like Leanne, who tell you EVERTHING about their lives.

  23. Shoe_Lover says:

    Please cover her more. I’m a huge fan.