London: Raquel Welch, the screen siren of 1960s, has blamed the modern culture for being totally obsessed with sex and said that she is happy to be an “old fogie”.
The 71-year-old also confessed that she had never wanted to wear a fur bikini in what eventually became an iconic image from the film ‘One Million Years BC.’
“I think we’ve gotten to the point in our culture where we’re all sex addicts, literally. We have equated happiness in life with as many orgasms as you can possibly pack in,” the Telegraph quoted her as telling Men’s Health magazine.
“I don’t care if I’m being one of those old fogies who says ‘Back in my day we didn’t have to hear about sex all the time.’ They’re ruining us with all the explanations and graphicness,” she said.
“It’s dehumanising. I think this era of porn is at least partially responsible for it. Where is the anticipation and the personalisation? It’s all prefab now. You have these images coming at you unannounced and unsolicited. It just gets to be so plastic and phoney to me,” she said.
The star, who has been married four times, said films and music had become so sexually graphic that an artist like Adele seemed “revolutionary because she’s not out there in a g-string.”
The veteran actress said that she had thought “One Million Years BC,” which was released in 1966, would be “swept under the carpet” and nobody would ever see it.
“I even complained to the studio. I was like ‘Please, please don’t make me do the dinosaur movie.’ They were like ‘No, Raquel, you don’t understand. It’s a classic. It’ll live on forever.’ Turns out they were right,” she added.