Monday, May 01, 2006

The Daily Newds

  • In Tucson, a former dude ranch has opened as a nude ranch.
  • Dame Helen Mirren regrets having done nude scenes because she feels that the stripping down has given her an undeservedly racy reputation. I don't think that's entirely true. As for myself, I have always respected her for her lack of inhibition, but now it turns out that it was always "mortifying" for her to be naked on film. Anyway, check out the HBO film where she plays Queen Elizabeth I, it's a fine performance.
  • A Northwestern student believes that nudity is a "generational thing", that only the geriatric are willing to bare all in a locker room. Is the current generation growing up with an unhealthy obsession with modesty? Is the lack of willingness to be naked among members of the same sex a bit of homophobia? Whatever the reason, it's an unhealthy attitude to label nudity as strictly a sexual activity.
  • In Los Angeles, neighbors surrounding a house where a porn film is being shot have not seen any nudity or sexual activity, but they are troubled by the mere idea of it all.

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