Catching Fire's Jennifer Lawrence: 'For some disgusting reason, young sex sells'

Jennifer Lawrence dazzled at the premiere for her new film, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, in London last night, but it wasn’t her gorgeous, beaded gown – or even her new pixie haircut – that grabbed reporters’ attention.

Rather, her choice of words over the sexualized antics of her female contemporaries created the biggest media buzz.


When asked about the example Miley Cyrus was setting for women, Jennifer told BBC's Newsnight reporters: “It is a part of the entertainment industry that sells. Sex sells, and for some disgusting reason young sex sells even more."

The 23-year-old actress was careful not to name names, but went on to explain: “For some people, that’s how they feel best, that’s how they feel sexy.”

Miley has come under fire lately for her bad girl behaviour, sporting barely-there outfits and smoking a suspicious looking cigarette onstage at the MTV Europe Awards.

Jennifer, meanwhile, kept things classy on the red carpet in a backless Dior dress with her newly cropped hair pushed back.

She was joined by her costar (and Miley's ex) Liam Hemsworth and Elizabeth Banks, who brought a pop of colour to the rainy evening wearing a yellow satin ballgown. 

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