Zoë Kravitz is in the unenviable position of being the only person in the world who can never have a spot for Lenny Kravitz, Jason Momoa or Lisa Bonet in her spank bank. Having fantasized about all three of them myself, I am really sympathetic to Zoë’s plight. While the disadvantages of that sad, dry reality are obvious, there are a few advantages. One of those is having won the gene lottery and getting the chance to pose nude in homage to your mother on the cover of Rolling Stone. So instead of making things awkward at Thanksgiving by sitting a little too close to her step-father, Zoë took the road less traveled, and took off her clothes.
While Lisa appeared semi-nude (wearing just a thin, white shirt) on her RS cover, she went tits to the wall (ok, tits to her hand) for the inside spread. This is what Lisa’s cover looked like:
Here’s Zoe’s version of her mom’s fully nude spread and her mom’s version.
Lisa appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone in May of 1988. The previous year Lisa had left The Cosby Show, starred in one season of A Different World, filmed Angel Heart, and eloped with Lenny Kravitz. She was 2-months pregnant with Zoë at the time of the shoot. Here’s what Zoë had to say about finishing what her mother started (by taking all of her clothes off):
“I think she was a little bummed when they used the shirt picture as the cover. I think she just thought, ‘I’m doing it, let’s do it!’” So Kravitz decided she wanted to do the cover her mom wanted but didn’t get. “It’s less about the picture,and more about doing the thing my mom intended to do. That feels cool.”
Zoë, who also told Rolling Stone that she’s engaged to her man Karl Glusman, is beautiful, but I’d still rather do her mom. Lisa had to rebel under the eye of Bill Cosby who told her what she could and couldn’t do, and ultimately fired her from The Cosby Show for “creative differences”. Zoe’s had it so easy, what with having super cool, sexy parents, and an unlimited feather boa budget.
Elsewhere in the November issue (on newsstands November 2nd) are photos that pay homage to Kravitz’s dad, Lenny Kravitz — albeit more subtly. “The boa is actually my grandmother’s — my dad’s mom’s,” she says. (Is it the same boa from his album cover? “Different boa,” she says. “We like our boas.”)
You know what they say, the family that vamps together, stays together!
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In our new cover story, Zoë Kravitz discusses her acting career, her parents, her new engagement and more. “There’s this Kravitz family thing where people think we’re really cool and serious, which always makes me laugh — because we’re some of the goofiest people in the world,” she says. Swipe through to see behind-the-scenes from the shoot and click the link in our to read the full feature. Photos @boomtisca