Thanks to Vanity Fair (and probably not the Clintons), former White House intern Monica Lewinsky is back in the public eye at age 40. Her personal essay about the years since her presidential scandal will be released in full on Thursday, butVanity Fair released the photos from her shoot with Mark Seliger today. There's a lot to unpack. The Wire shall do so, thoroughly.
Update, 4:45 pm: Vanity Fair asked that the photos we had published below be taken down. We've added descriptions of the photos and linked to them on VanityFair.com.
Monica Lewinsky's skin looks amazing, is my basic takeaway from this whole thing. http://t.co/erTdPTaqAH— Noreen Malone (@NoreenMalone) May 7, 2014
Lewinsky looks great, and you should click over to VF to see the whole collection of hi-def photos. First, there are some light, fun ones of Lewinsky laughing on a couch. These clearly show Monica Reborn. As she writes in her essay, "It’s time to burn the beret and bury the blue dress." Now she is wearing a white dress. She's ready to throw her head back and laugh about the whole thing, and even crack some jokes about that recent Beyoncé lyric. ("Thanks, Beyoncé, but if we're verbing, I think you meant 'Bill Clinton'd all on my gown,' not 'Monica Lewinsky'd,'" she writes in the essay.)