You know, we have to officially wait til a girl turns eighteen before we can officially comment on her looks, because while it’s perfectly legal to do so beforehand, the thought police who patrol the Interwebs and love to write emails, will bombard our accounts with letters of pearl-clutching shrillness, decrying how we can call a seventeen year old girl model-hot or a future hottie or such. Because god knows, there’s no dudes in her senior class at high school making far cruder comments about her appearance and how it makes them feel.
Nevertheless, we abide by certain standards, most of the time, including holding back more grown up discussions of Dakota Fanning, the popular child move star now matured into a barely legal young woman and looking rather alluring in the upcoming edition of Glamour magazine. Now, eighteen doesn’t give us license to suddenly start declaring how badly we’d like to cover Dakota in Marmite and play Southern Hemispheric explorer or just announce aloud that we’d like to plant our flag deep in the lush riverbed of Dakota Valley. No, that would be just as wrong this year as last. We are gentlemen after all.
So, while we ogle Dakota in perhaps her finest looking poses ever, we shall respectfully offer up a ‘cute’ and ‘doesn’t she look terrific’, to maintain proper decorum, you know, even as we suppress thoughts of playing a wax paper and comb harmonica on her… oh, man, we really need to learn some self-control. Enjoy.