Director Stella Smut goes all in on vintage glam in Demure’s showcase scene with special guest Kenzie Anne, dressing the duo in body-hugging ruby red sequined gowns in a cheeky nod to the classic 1953 film Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and its opening musical sequence, “Two Little Girls from Little Rock”.
“Working on Ariel Demure’s Muse shoot was a dream come true! I grew up watching MGM musicals featuring Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell; singing the duet this scene was based off of far too often in the shower,” said Smut. “Getting to direct and photograph this for Ariel was an honor. Ariel Demure is the Muse of all Muses. She’s so wickedly talented, funny, and beautiful. Just a wildly intelligent and down-to-earth human. Being an ex-theatre kid and natural slut for Broadway just made this project that much more fun to shoot and I hope the fans enjoy it as much as we did making it.”
“In many ways this scene was quite literally a dream come true; almost instantly when I learned about the MUSES project, I knew what I wanted to do for my turn at the helm,” enthused Demure. “An homage to the iconic film Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, starring Jane Russell and Marilyn Monroe, has been a goal of mine for years.
“Kenzie Anne, visually, is our modern day Marilyn Monroe without question, and the brassy no-nonsense air of Miss Russell is something I’ve always aspired to. This project is one of my crowning achievements, and I hope the fans appreciate it as much as I do, for the opportunity to be a part of it.”