06/10/2014 01:23 pm ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

Beyoncé Is 'Selling Sex' To Her Young Audience, According To Actress Lily Tomlin

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Beyoncé might be the world's hottest pop diva, but ultimately, she's "still selling sex," according to actress and comedian Lily Tomlin.

"She's selling a lot of sex to teeny-boppers," the actress and comedian, who's set to perform June 14 at Michigan's Hill Auditorium as part of the Ann Arbor Summer Festival, tells PrideSource's Chris Azzopardi. "If I was a 10-year-old, I would try to emulate her like most 10-year-olds do."

She went on to note, "I'm familiar with her image and how incredibly vivacious and sexual she is to watch, so I just chalk it up to the culture. I don't pay any attention to it anymore ... The culture is so sexualized with girls and women. I was in a recording studio and a little girl who was about 4 years old was watching TV, and somebody's dancing on the TV in very elaborate sexually overt dance steps and the little girl goes, 'Oh, she's hot.' I'm thinking, this is a 4-year-old!"

"Because rock 'n' roll was a male-dominated culture, as a feminist, I railed against it," she added. "I railed against the fact that girls were used sexually, that they would just follow guys all over the planet."

Tomlin, who married longtime girlfriend Jane Wagner on New Year's Eve, is set to reunite with her "9 to 5" co-star Jane Fonda for the hotly anticipated Netflix series, "Grace and Frankie."

"I email, talk to her, see her, but we don't work together formally until August," Tomlin said of her "good friend" Fonda. "Right now the writers are all writing. They've chosen a director. They've chosen Tate [Taylor], who directed 'The Help.' We don't know who the husbands are gonna be yet -- we're still waiting. But everybody's throwing names in the hopper."

Check out Chris Azzopardi's full interview with Lily Tomlin here.



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