Lena Dunham is naked, or partially naked, fairly frequently on “Girls.” (So is Jemima Kirke. Both Allison Williams and Zosia Mamet keep themselves more covered up.) Some of Lena’s nudity is during sex scenes, while a bunch of others are when her character is changing clothes, sitting on the toilet, or in the bath or shower. They are intended to be awkward, uncomfortable, or even humiliating. As is a fair amount of real-life nudity, frankly.
Yesterday, during a Television Critics Association Panel, The Wrap’s TV writer Tim Molloy asked Dunham why her character is naked so much on the show. The manner in which he “asked,” led to a curt response from Dunham, and a bit of a tongue lashing from producer Judd Apatow, who called Molloy “sexist,” “misogynistic” and “offensive.” Molloy then wrote an entire article complaining about the exchange. Keep reading »
People love to speculate as to whether or not porn for women exists. I can’t answer definitively, but if it does exist, it features a bunch of scantily-clad cadets doing chores and dancing to techno music. Um, never have I ever seen a man mop the floor by doing the worm. But I’m not mad at it. [Jezebel]
Nobody, not even Miranda Kerr or Gisele Bundchen, loves every single inch of what their body looks like naked. Why is that?
The saddest thing in the world is that we all get our ideas about what the naked human form “should” look like from Photoshopped, expertly lit, heavily made-up images that aren’t even close to real. And then when we’re confronted with the real thing — the cellulite, the sags, the ashiness — we are taught to believe it looks ugly.
Enter Dale Favier, a Portland, Oregon-based massage therapist. He has seen a hell of a lot of naked bodies (or body parts, anyway) in his many years of giving massage therapy. And he would like us to know a thing or two about what people really look like naked. Keep reading »
I, for one, would never even begin to entertain the idea of venturing naked into a haunted house. I’m scared enough being naked in my own bedroom by myself, let alone in the vicinity of strangers, and also while in a FUCKING HAUNTED HOUSE. Thanks but no thanks, Sinking Spring, PA, and your Naked and Scared Challenge. This is one challenge I am just not game for. Not now, and probably not ever. Unfortunately (for some), because of the “worldwide attention” the attraction … attracted, the township officials requested that the “nude” option no longer be presented to Shocktoberfest-goers. Underwear, on the other hand? Totally fine. Great, even. Participants stripped down to their skivvies, and Disney News blog Inside the Magic took a camera-wielding peek at the revamped challenge. So! If the Naked and Scared Challenge was something that intrigued you from the get-go, it’s your lucky day, and you even get to keep your pants on. [via Gawker]
Nude open mic, anyone? Brown University in Rhode Island is hosting a nudity week with nude body painting, nude yoga classes, and other naked events all to celebrate the human form. Or save money on laundry. Hard to say. The two students who planned the school’s nudity week from September 30 to October 5 said they want their classmates to think about body image, ability and power. No phones cameras or bags will be allowed in any of the events, so the event stays strictly collegiate. While nudity week sounds body-affirming and potentially educational, can’t this be accomplished without people’s naked butts sitting on chairs that other people want to use? Are these kids going to wash everything afterwards, too? Body acceptance is great … butt germs are not. [Huffington Post] [CBS Local] [Image of butts via Shutterstock]
Are you bored with traditional haunted houses? Do you yawn at the prospect of a teenage zombie jumping out from behind a curtain to scream in your face? Find yourself checking your watch while the “scary” clown juggles skulls in front of you? Luckily for you, a haunted house in Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania has found a new way to scare their un-scareable customers: a naked haunted house. Yep, to enter the haunted house in the Naked And Scared Challenge, participants must first strip down (dress code is either nude or “prude,” with underwear), simultaneously facing their fears of public nudity, being in close proximity to strangers’ genitals, and possibly getting peed on (according to the event website, “there is an additional cleaning charge if we scare the p*ss out of you!”). You must be 18 to participate, obviously.
Tell us: would you be brave enough to enter the Naked And Scared Challenge? [Daily Mail]