There’s a new play by playwright Young Jean Lee called “Untitled Feminist Show,” which features six women who perform the entire play nude. Completely nude. “My jumping-off point for all my shows is like ‘What’s the worst idea I can think of?’ or like, ‘What’s the last show in the world I would want to make?’ And then I force myself to make that show,” Lee said. “Feminism – when I first had the idea for the show – really did seem like a dirty word.” Feminism has, indeed, been described as a “loaded term,” and even Lee admits that “It’s gone through this phase of people not wanting to be identified with it, and seeing it as this ’60s hairy armpit kind of thing.”
Lee grouped together a slew of performers to kick around some ideas, and it turned into month-long, six-hour chat sessions that kept returning to one issue: Young Jean Lee.”One of the big problems for us was the fact that because you are born with a certain type of biological body, it kind of dictates what is OK, how it’s OK for you to be,” Lee said. “The show is basically that,” she said. “What that looks like.” She explained that this idea was mind-bending to her because “while some people claim to have freed themselves from gender expectations, it’s very hard to do.” She retells a story of a male friend who found himself inexplicably enraged when on the subway a man sitting near him pulled out some wool and started knitting. So Lee …
What I love about any new female celebrity nude photo leak is that each and every time people act as though they are overwhelmed with shock that young and extremely attractive people who are often in long-distance relationships might have sent sexy photos of themselves to their significant others. I still kind of love that Rihanna owned hers’ instead of issuing a weepy apology or outright denying that they’re real, which is what Blake Lively’s rep did when multiple photos of the Gossip Girl star photographing her naked body in a …
As long as it doesn’t involve children, I have kind of a “live and let live” attitude regarding sexting. It’s not a big thing for me personally, but I can see how it could be pretty exciting for consenting adults. And honestly, I think it’s a lot more prevalent than most people would think on the surface.
Which is why it kind of pisses me off that Brett Favre is taking so much heat for the so-called “sexting scandal” he’s in the midst of. Basically, Favre got caught with his virtual pants down for the sexually explicit texts and voicemails he left for sports journalist and model Jenn Sterger. News of Favre’s reportedly lewd online life, reportedly including pics of his Viking, broke last fall, and it seems like every time we turn around there’s more to, uh, see.
Okay, so it’s not really a defence of PETA, but it is a defence of vegetarian and vegans, who always seem to get lumped into the tirade against PETA.
Earlier this week, our sister site, Evil Beet, ran a piece on these new ads PETA has released, in which a woman stands in a body scanner with the words “Be proud of your body scan: go vegan” written on her gitch. The ad is somewhat racy (somewhat meaning it’s not at all racy in comparison to the majority of ads you find on billboards, but it is quite risqué in comparison to what other charities would deem acceptable), and the comments on the ad via EB have been along the lines of: