I suppose strictly speaking this isn’t a celebrity who wants to be a spanking model. More a nonentity who actually was a spanking model, who then went on to be famous.
Heather Mills, former wife of Paul McCartney, posed for this picture when she was a penniless 1980’s wannabe. But, twenty years on, it remains highly topical. And controversial.
Heather is currently engaged in open warfare with the press. She thinks they treat her unfairly, and one of the biggest bones of contention has been their description of her as a former porn model. She prefers the description ‘glamour’ model.
Perhaps ‘spanking model’ could be agreed upon as a compromise that would suit both parties. She certainly looks quite at home in the role. The tabloids could ditch her ‘Lady Mucca’ tag and change it to ‘Lady Wacca!’
But when is a former spanking model of the internet generation going to become world famous for something? It’s sure to happen one day, and what a field day the press would have then?
Bizarrely, Heather Mills was not the only wife of a former Beatle who wanted to be a spanking model in the 1980s. Barbara Bach is an American actress best-known as the Bond girl from the James Bond movie The Spy Who Loved Me (1977). She also happens to be the wife of Ringo Starr.
She did a shoot for a Playboy magazine, which, surely does make her a porn model:
Heather Mills’ pictures, on the other hand, were published in 1988 in a book entitled Sexual Secrets, the contents of which could perhaps be compared in style to that recent photo shoot that Maggie Gyllenhall did for underwear label Agent Provocateur. Sexy, but stylish pictures which flirt playfully with pornographic imagery.
Maggie Gyllenhall of course is one of the most respected actresses in the world, and not normally referred to as a porn star, in spite of the fact that she has also been genuinely spanked in a movie.
So perhaps poor persecuted Heather has a point.
Finally I don’t know the source of this image but it screams 1980s. Is it porn? Is it glamour?
Let’s call it ‘art’.