You know what it means when someone writes the phrase “all grown-up” on the cover of a men’s mag, or on a blog? It means that a young girl has reached an age where it’s legal for her to be sexually active, yet she still retains a hint of untouchable youth about her. Fun and not at all creepy, right?
You wanna see something depressing? Type “All grown-up” into the world’s largest news provider,DailyMail.co.uk.
Yep, 12,879 results found. Let’s see who’s titillating the Mail.
Elle Fanning. She was born the year The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill and There’s Something About Mary came out, but now? SHE’S ALL GROWN-UP! That’s the same “All Grown Up” (give or take a hyphen) used to describe 31-year-old Anna Chlumsky, whose “smoky eyes” are really only of note because she used to be a famous eight-year-old.
And here she is again. It seems like this woman’s only accomplishment is that she used to be a kid. At least this one’s not overtly sexual:
Unlike this one:
Here, the term “All Grown Up” is used to refer to Bonnie Wright’s transformation from familiar child actor to “sexy.” In fact, here, “All Grown Up” almost appears to be its own franchise. As in: “This week’s All Grown Up sex kitten is…”
She’s no little girl any more!
Tell you what pal, if I were a younger man, etc.
Oh, right. Well, that’s a bit weird. Hmm. Maybe that exclamation mark makes it fun and youthful, rather than the sweaty-palmed drooling on show here: