You may have noticed lately that more and more male actors are, as they say, dropping out and showing up on TV in prime time.
i was seen Happiness and there’s more penis in that show than you can shake a stick. They’re 10 cents, you can’t move at will, they’re everywhere – real, fake, micro, big, whatever you love, chances are, it’s here.
In season one, 30 penises were shown on the screen in one scene. This is humbling as host Sam Levinson originally planned to introduce 80.
Elsewhere in Disney’s (yes, Disney’s) Pam & Tommya penis becomes not only a sentient being, but also a part-time therapist of drummer Mötley Crüe.
“I think I’m in love,” said Tommy-Lee.
“Uh, you really think so?” reply to his penis, voiced by Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Jason Mantzoukas. “We’ve been on this road before, and it never ends well.”
The scene was inspired by an excerpt from Tommy-Lee’s autobiography, in which he wrote the immortal lines: ‘It was crazy. My own d**k is shooting my marbles. Friend!’
Some viewers of Pam & Tommy is now suggesting that the penis should have its own show.
In And just like that We have seen two cases of male full forehead nudity. An award-winner for being the most realistic-looking penis on screen. It belongs to Harry Goldenblatt.
Another happened when a man dropped his towel when our heroine, Carrie, handed him a box of macaroons. That’s his entire character arc, by the way.
Male nudity on screen has, until recently, been eerily absent.
The first famous Hollywood actor to make a complete makeover in the movie was Richard Gere in 1980 American Gigolothen there’s Mark Wahlberg in Boogie nightand Michael Fassbender in Embarrassing. All of these male actors are applauded for their bravery.
Women, on the other hand, have been nude on screen to feel like forever. In 2016, a report found that women were three times more likely to appear naked in a movie than men. But they rarely get the same admiration for wearing now. In fact, it’s big news if an actress, such as Ruth Wilson, says she doesn’t want to do naked sex scenes.
In the last two years, directors have been trying to shake off the infamous male lead’s gaze. Sean Baker, director Red rocketsaid he made ‘a very sober choice’ to make his cinematic look as objective as possible.
This may partly explain why there are so many penises flying about here now. Hollywood is trying to balance things out.
And it is being seen by many as a uniformly positive step forward. Last month, Vogue The magazine asks whether the excess of male appendages is heralding in the ‘age of gender reciprocity?’
Digital Spy argues that by exposing men to the nude and in moments of vulnerability, directors are undermining toxic masculinity.
In an article titled ‘The Power of Copper’, NY Post announced that 2022 will be forever known as ‘The Year Penis Launched in Hollywood’. “After years of asking actresses to get naked for no reason, Hollywood is finally turning over the script,” they wrote.
But is being naked for no reason ever a good thing? Should we aim to have male actors unnecessarily nude just because women have had to do it for years? And will Hollywood’s gender inequality be solved if we just put a bunch of will on the TV screen?
Last week, I came across a very sad TV casting news. Shameless star Emmy Rossum will play Tom Holland’s mother in this series Crowded room. Or as the Jezebel website suggests that ‘a 35-year-old woman will play a grown man’s mother’.
This happens on a large scale. In Normal person Sarah Greene was cast as Paul Mescal’s mother. I knew she was going to be a young mother, but she was 11 years older than him.
For all the talk about curbing male nudity and taking steps forward, television and film remains an industry where actresses are cast as mothers. and/or swamp witch by the minute they’re 35 years old.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m enjoying Happiness. And I appreciate the novelty of male nudity on television. But I think the claim that our TV penis parade represents a vanguard for on-screen equality might be pushing it a bit.
This takes a more nuanced approach, and not just the occasional talking penis.
I would really miss wearing a mask…
After two years, masks, our personal micro-barriers to the outside world, are no longer a requirement.
I hated them at first, they were stuffy, hot and foggy.
But the mask has let me down.
And now there are certain aspects of masking that I have begun to enjoy. In fact, there are some aspects of masking that I would have missed now that they are gone.
They keep your nose warm. This is a huge plus if you have garbage traffic and it’s winter. Plus, they’re less bulky than the alternatives (the giant scarf that wraps around your first half/balaclava).
You don’t have to put on a fake grimace if you find what someone is saying completely uninteresting. In fact, you can yawn in their face without them knowing.
They are a cute accessory and can really tie an outfit together.
Great if you are prone to herpes and/or breakouts. Including countless and all that.
You don’t have to worry about food/lipstick getting on your teeth.
They can be super flattering. In fact, they’re so flattering that ‘masking’ has become a thing during the lockdown, with some dating sites implementing a ‘no profile picture’ policy.
They are a solid low-attempt starter pack for camouflage. Dark glasses, hat and mask? No one will know who you are.
They’re your best friends if you’re easy to talk to yourself while you’re walking around the aisles of the supermarket. Your secret is safe with the mask.
Finally, crumpled bed sheets are trending
The prominence of the table screen, and the birth of the curtains is the new design trend of the curtains. England Times reports that bed has now become a ‘competitive sport’. To ‘manage your bed’ properly, you should decorate it with a handwoven blanket that is tossed around the room ‘like a javelin or shot’. That sounds like a lot of work, but there’s an aspect of bedspread that I can get into; appreciate the wrinkles. They say the wrinkles give the bed a more comfortable feel to “live in”. And this is great if you can’t be bothered to figure out how to fold a piece of paper to fit.
https://www.independent.ie/life/hollywood-might-be-aiming-for-equality-but-im-not-sure-talking-penises-are-the-answer-41396467.html Hollywood may be moving towards equality, but I’m not sure talking penises are the answer