Megan Fox's Poetic Debut Takes Center Stage
'Pretty Boys Are Poisonous' hits bestseller lists.
Megan Fox, the actress and model known for her roles in Transformers and Jennifer's Body, has surprised her fans with a new venture: poetry. Her debut book, "Pretty Boys Are Poisonous", is a collection of 72 poems that explore her personal experiences with love, betrayal, trauma and healing. The book, which was released on November 7, has already become a bestseller on Amazon and received rave reviews from critics and readers alike.
She revealed the inspiration behind her book in a statement with her publisher, Gallery Books, on August 8. She said that she wrote the poems as a way of coping with the pain and suffering that she endured because of the men in her life. "These poems were written in an attempt to excise the illness that had taken root in me because of my silence," she said. "I've spent my entire life keeping the secrets of men. My body aches from carrying the weight of their sins."
One of the most prominent themes in her book is her tumultuous relationship with musician MGK, whom she dated for about a year after meeting on the set of Midnight in the Switchgrass. The couple made headlines for their intense chemistry and declarations of being "twin flames". They even exchanged rings made of thorns to symbolize their bond. However, things took a tragic turn when Fox suffered a miscarriage and the couple drifted apart. The last time they were seen together was in July, when they attended the premiere of their film. Shortly after, she deleted all traces of MGK from her social media accounts and posted a video of herself performing a moon ritual to the song "Pray You Catch Me" by Beyoncé, implying that she had caught him cheating.
The book is a raw and honest account of her journey from heartbreak to empowerment. She does not hold back in expressing her anger, sadness, resentment and hope. She also reflects on her past relationships with actors Brian Austin Green and Shia LaBeouf, whom she accused of abuse and manipulation. She writes about how she reclaimed her voice and identity after years of being silenced and objectified by the media and the industry. She also celebrates her femininity, sexuality and spirituality in her poems.