Dolly Parton is a national treasure who’s conquered music, film, television, and theme parks with her signature wit, heart, and unapologetic femininity. And she’s got no plans to stop. At 74, this massively accomplished multi-hyphenate revealed her plans to appear in Playboy again, telling 60 Minutes Australia, “(My) boobs are still the same.”
Here’s the clip that has the internet excited:
Asked if she’s looking to retire, Parton rejected the idea, saying, “I don’t plan to retire. I just turned 74 and I plan to be on the cover of Playboy magazine again. See, I did Playboy magazine years ago and I thought it’d be such a hoot if they’ll go for it—I don’t know if they will —if I could be on the cover again when I’m 75.”
In October of 1978, Parton made history as the first country star to appear on the cover of the controversial magazine. As seen in the video above, the pics were pretty tame, featuring the 32-year-old performer in the signature Playboy bunny outfit. Then there’s this:
Here’s hoping her bunny beau is left in the dustbin of history and the gutters of our nightmares.
Some might cluck at Parton’s hopes to be a Playboy bunny at 75. But this country queen has endured snarky remarks and criticisms about her body and how she chooses to express herself with it since the earliest days of her stardom. With her new A&E documentary special, Biography: Dolly, she will look back on her life and career, which includes 2 Academy Award nominations, six Golden Globe nominations, 47 Grammy nominations, and a worldwide fandom of all ages.
Unknown is whether Playboy will accept Parton’s proposition. Frankly, they’d be mad not to. Not only would her return make for a major event for the publisher, but also it would be sure to spur plenty of press. Of course, some would be of the Piers Morgan variety, obliviously proclaiming he knows better than women how they should display their bodies. Non-morons would champion Parton challenging ageism by proclaiming herself 75 and still sexy enough to be a cover girl.
Biography: Dolly will debut on A&E on April 12.
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