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Witherspoon supports sexual liberation

Reese Witherspoon doesn't think girls should feel ashamed about sleeping with "that dude in college".

The 38-year-old actress takes the leading role in Wild, about a woman who embarks on a 1,100-mile hike to deal with a catastrophic event in her life.

It has plenty of explicit sex scenes, which Reese chose as a starting point for some candid discussions with her 14-year-old daughter Ava. In general, the actress feels it's time for females to embrace the topic of sex.

"It's such an important message about female sexuality," she enthused about the movie at Toronto International Film Festival, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

"We kissed that guy or we had sex with that dude in college. We're totally ashamed of so many things. I think this movie says, 'That's OK. Maybe I was meant to sleep with all those guys. Maybe I wanted to. Maybe if I could go back and do it all again, I'd do the same thing.' It's a total liberation, especially for young women."

One woman paving the way for modern feminism is Girls creator Lena Dunham. She's caused a stir by choosing to film many scenes in the comedy series fully naked and for portraying sex and relationships in a realistic manner.

"I think she's changing cultural attitudes with her honestly and willingness to bare all," Reese gushed about the 28-year-old.

The Oscar winner will also soon be seen on the big screen in Don't Mess with Texas a comedy-action film. In it she stars alongside Colombian Modern Family star Sofía Vergara.

"I just wanted to make a movie with Sofía," she smiled. "We got together and just started brainstorming. The Latino audience is so underserved. This woman is Lucille Ball. She is so funny."

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