Lea Michele is talented and beautiful and she has a powerful fanbase that transcends her work on Scream Queens or even on Glee.
One thing that she shares with her fans -- the ones who follow her, anyway -- is the occasional set of photos from her Bed Series. And it looks like she's ramping up the quality ... and risque elements.
Because in these three new photos, Lea Michele is completely topless. Good for her! And, you know, good for the people who see them.
Lea Michele has been doing her Bed Series for a while now.
Most of the photos have been taken by a friend, though you can see a considerable upgrade in picture quality in the images below -- so it looks like she made good on her suggestion from early in the summer to make some of the images professional.
Lea Michele's no stranger to taking off her clothes for photos.
Lea Michelle showed off her butt in a skimpy one-piece.
She spoke at the time about her body and her health. For a long time, Lea Michele seemed very unhappy with her appearance after she skyrocketed to fame.
She used to pose distinctively on the red carpet, hunching her shoulders forward to emphasize her collarbones. Collarbones look great, don't get us wrong, but the fact that she was doing that spoke to ... underlying issues regarding her body image.
She's doing much better now.
Lea Michele posed naked for Women's Health, and she was fully naked for that -- even if her pose provided all of the necessary censorship.
She's a beautiful actress, and she always has been.
And just this year, Lea Michele welcomed 2017 with a nude photo. She was so nude, in fact, that she had to do a little editing to keep things up to her standards.
She looks great!
This photo (and the next one, but not the third one for reasons that should be obvious) is captioned "Bed Series // Boyfriend Jeans."
She looks great, and we'll talk about that in a moment (the next photo, maybe because the pose is so natural, is perhaps our favorite).
Some wonder what motivates Lea Michele to take nudes.
Part of it is certainly her new relationship with her body -- because, earlier in her Glee-induced fame, Lea had body image issues.
It's possible that part of it is just to remind people that she's also beautiful and sexy. That's totally valid.
She's played less sexual characters on both Glee and Scream Queens, and most actors live in fear of getting typecast.
You can imagine a casting director glancing through Instagram and going "wait, she could play the" ... whatever. The Bond Girl or the sexy vampire whatever ludicrously young love interest they decide to give Tom Cruise in whatever film he decided to ruin next.
Plus, you know, these pics are pretty artsy.
She's just a hair away from breaking Instagram's rools.
Get it? Just a hair? Because ... never mind.
We like that these posts are titled "Boyfriend Jeans" because it's good for people to be reminded that Lea Michele does in fact have a boyfriend.
She and Zandy Reich are clearly enamored with each other. We're not suggesting that these are actually his jeans -- boyfriend jeans are usually just super comfortable jeans.
It's so good that Lea Michele is happy.
Of course, she still eulogizes Cory Monteith every year. That's probably not going to change any time soon.
Cory will always be a part of Lea -- part of her heart and part of her story. Personally and in the eyes of the public.
But she can have a love life, too.
This photo currently has no caption, but was apparently captioned "Bed Series // Happy" when it was first posted.
Needless to say, she's definitely not wearing jeans, boyfriend or otherwise.
And we imagine that the pillow is there less for censorship and more to prevent the motion of jumping on the bed from being painful (you know that it hurts to jump with boobs, folks).
Like we said, it looks like these photographs were taken by a professional. Not just anyone can capture a non-blurry photo of someone in midair like that.
As always, these photos of Lea Michele make us eager for more.