‘Lupe’s Dogs’ by Directed by Terry Richardson featuring Lupe Fuentes
by Daniel Haim
Terry Richardson presents a new video featuring adult star Lupe Fuentes along with her dogs Lolita and Pandita. The video was directed by Richardson himself.
Richardson was born in New York City, the son of Bob Richardson, a fashion photographer who struggled with schizophrenia and drug abuse. Richardson was raised in Hollywood, a neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, where he attended Hollywood High School; and Ojai, California, where he attended Nordhoff High School. He played bass guitar in a punk-rock band, The Invisible Government, for five years. Richardson began photography when the band broke up and his mother introduced him to Tony Kent, a photographer who hired him as an assistant.
In March 2010, Richardson faced allegations that he routinely sexually abused models he had worked with. Danish model and filmmaker Rie Rasmussen publicly accused Richardson of habitually exploiting and sexually abusing the models he photographs. In 2010 she stated to the New York Post, “he abuses his power to put young girls into compromising positions are too young to stand up for themselves.” She also said that he had published an image of her in his book TerryWorld without her permission. In March 2010, the Jezebel, blog site, stated that “Richardson, like any predator, is a powerful individual who manipulates and victimizes the weak. When they speak out against him, people try to silence them.”