TV has gotten a whole lot racier, according to a report by the Parents Television Council. It found that instances of full-frontal nudity jumped 6,300% last year, from just one instance in the 2010-2011 television season to 64 last year. “Full nudity” also ratcheted up 407%, to 76 instances from 15. The council reviewed programming on ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, and the CW. Read more …
So what’s the difference between saying that the 2012 Pirelli calendar features a boatload of naked models looking smoking hot, and saying the 2012 Pirelli calendar features a crapton of nude models looking friggin’ sexy? Well, according to the art historian Kenneth Clark:
To be naked is to be deprived of our clothes, and the word implies some of the embarrassment most of us feel in that condition. The word “nude,” on the other hand, carries, in educated usage, no uncomfortable overtone. The vague image it projects into the mind is not of a huddled and defenseless body, but of a balanced, prosperous, and confident body: the body re-formed.
And all this is to say that though they may look naked, the girls in the 2012 Pirelli calendar — shot by Mario Sorrenti — are nude. But you don’t really care, do you? You just want to see what Kate Moss looks like without all of her clothes on. Well, fine, so do we. But beware, this gallery is full of boobs (so many boobs!), is pretty full frontal, and entirely NSFW.
“Half of us have a penis and the other half have probably seen one, and so why should it be more normal to, like, chop people’s heads off and shoot people? Does that mean that that’s more acceptable or closer to us as human beings?”
– Michael Fassbender on the NC-17 rating of his new film “Shame,” which features a full-frontal view of his junk. He makes a good point, but that will not stop most of the human population from making a fuss over his naked penis. It’s our prerogative. Dammit, he’s sexy. [Dlisted]
A book featuring full-frontal shots of many male celebrities hits stores June 1. Hollywood Babylon: It’s Back! includes photos of packages belonging to Mick Jagger, Daniel Radcliffe, Ewan McGregor, John Malkovich, James Woods, Richard Gere, and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Sadly, it doesn’t sound like there’s a shot of Johnny Depp’s junk, but the authors do write about the reputed size of many stars. Johnny is supposedly known as “donkey dick,” and one art student said that Sean Connery has the largest member he’s ever seen. “It made me drop my charcoal pencil.” [NY Daily News via Gawker] Keep reading »