We’re loving our ladies of a certain age right now. But not in a freaky way. We’re talking MILFs or GILFs or nothing.
Take Dame Helen Mirren here (and plenty have), lying without a care in the world with her knockers out in a bath of dirty water while Juergen Teller gets an eyeful. As she says in a dashed fine interview in New York Magazine (which we have a lot of time for even though someone who once dumped us for drinking too much works there), when talking about one of our favourite films of all time, the disgraced Caligula (you know the serious film about ancient Rome where the producer secretly put a lot of hard-core scenes in when no one was looking?): ‘I much prefer overt sexuality to sleazy, vulgar prurience…’ So say all of us, though we wouldn’t turn our noses up at anything sleazy and vulgar on a school night.
Then there’s Esther Ranzen, who is a little battleaxy, but still full of wisdom. On the occasion of her 70th birthday, which she plans to spend naked, she gave out the tips that she has learned over her long and laudable career in broadcasting, to whit: happiness is a trick you can learn, envy is a waste of time, you don’t have to go to dinner parties if you find them boring, stop worrying and stand up straight.
Nothing about copious amounts of bum sex, but we think that was just an oversight.