Monday, January 13, 2014

Apropos of Last Week's Post ...

I know this is a few months old, but this video from College Humor finally caught my attention last week, coincidentally the same week that I called out Scorsese for whiffing on male nudity in Wolf of Wall Street ...

My favorite line from the video, regarding the lack of male nudity in Game of Thrones: "You'll show a pregnant woman get stabbed in the baby and you won't show one innocent little hardened dick."

Too true.

And in the meantime, Girls is back for a third season, meaning that it's time once again for Lena Dunham to have to justify showing nudity for purposes other than replicating straight male porn.  It's not just the lack of dongs on cable TV and R-rated movies, it's the narrow view in our culture of the narrative possibilities of nudity in general.

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