Typically, there are few easier celebrities to write about than Megan Fox.
We cite a couple controversial quotes by the actress, post a few scantily-clad pictures of her and watch as women write in to bash her and men write in to say what they want to do to her.
It's a classic formula, but it's one that's been disrupted by a new feature on Fox: she's the focus of a lengthy article in The New York Times Magazine. No offense Maxim, but that's a real, respected publication!
The latest issue describes Fox as "a devoted student of stardom, past and present, she knows how to provide her own color commentary — a narrative to go with the underwear."
The magazine goes on to detail various quotes by the star, stating none were accidental. As the author puts it, Fox understands that "noise plus naked equals celebrity."
But her celebrity is in jeopardy, considering the lack of box office success for Jennifer's Body, as well as a growing backlash from her own gender.
“Women tear each other apart,” Fox said. “Girls think I’m a slut, and I’ve been in the same relationship since I was 18. The problem is, if they think you’re attractive, you’re either stupid or a whore or a dumb whore. The instinct among girls is to attack the jugular.”
It's hard to argue with that, as anyone that's attended middle school can attest to.
Throughout the very long article, Fox goes on to talk about her public persona, comparisons to Angelina Jolie and more. Here are a few excerpts from the piece:
On her image: "Being a celebrity is like being a sacrificial lamb. At some point, no matter how high the pedestal that they put you on, they’re going to tear you down. I created a character as an offering for the sacrifice. I’m not willing to give my true self up...The reality is, I’m hidden amongst all the insanity. Nobody can find me.”