Thursday, August 6, 2015

#FreeTheBacon


Gratuitous female nudity is pretty much expected in films and TV shows these days, and haven't we all had enough of that. Kevin Bacon's apparently has had enough of it. Bacon thinks it's time to give male actors a chance to #FreeTheBacon. (And by bacon, he means, "your wiener, your balls and your butt.”) And what better way to campaign for more male nudity than with a super serious (mock) PSA. 

"In so many films and TV shows, we see gratuitous female nudity, and it's not OK ... Well, it's OK, but it's not fair to actresses and it's not fair to actors because we want to be naked too," he says to the camera. "Gentlemen, it's time to free the bacon." Because, after all, it boils down to one thing, and Bacon hits the nail right on the head: "This is an issue of gender equality."

Even though Bacon wasn't being serious, he makes a good point. The problem is we all know the real reasons why men don't go full frontal.  Many, but not enough, will show their butt, but few will show their penis.  Kevin Bacon went full frontal in Wild Things, but most full frontal nudity in movies is in independent films or gay films.  Let's face it though, most men are growers not showers.  Very rarely do you see an actor going full frontal when he has a small penis, most of the time, the actor is well endowed.  The movie industry is also a male dominated industry and straight men don't care about seeing another man's penis, or at least they don’t admit to it.

Most often when men see another man's penis, it is in porn, and we all know those are porn penises, not real life.  Male porn actors are in porn because they want to show off what they have. (I know there are other reasons too, but they wouldn't do it if they didn't want to be an exhibitionist.) Porn gives me an unreal expectation about what a normal sized penis is.  On average, a flaccid penis is on average 3.6” long, while a erect penis is 5.2” long.  When it comes to circumference, a flaccid penis is about 3.7” around, and the erect penis is on average 4.6” around.  But if you compared that to porn, the flaccid penis, if you ever see it, looks to be around 4-5” long while erect penis is 7-9” long.

When Lenny Kravitz had a wardrobe malfunction the other day in Sweden, he did nothing to help show the average size penis, but yet did continue the stereotype that black men are nicely hung. (Truth is I'd have to say that myth is largely true from my experiences, just saying.) by the way, I happen to like Lenny’s pubic piercing. It's pretty hot. (NSFW link)

But my point is, men shouldn't be so ashamed to show their penis.  Of course there is a time and place for everything, but as I said the other day about the show “Hunting Season,” male nudity is common in intimate settings.  Men need to quit doing the towel dance in locker rooms and be proud of what they have, big or small.  We need to see male nudity normalized in films, and quite frankly, we have gratuitous female nudity, and we need more gratuitous male nudity.


3 comments:

Susan said...

No negative response here, Joe, although I do admit to being more of a backside connoisseur. :-)

JiEL said...

Well I can see more frontal male nudity on TV series like «Game of Thrones», «Vikings» and «Looking» to mention those ones....

On the series of «Spartacus», many huge scenes with naked men and more, with a gay love story too.. Sure, this serie is on Blu-Ray (which I ALL bought the 4 seasons and the movie..) but more shows are showing our cute male goodies...

The male frontals are in many French shows for years now. France is more liberated in that manner for decades.

With Kevin Bacon's statement, I think that in USA, there will be more of those goodies to see..

If you're looking for in which movie or show you can see some «interesting» male nudity, this site is like a «bible» to me..
http://www.superherofan.net/

Cheers and, must tell you that I have a new «real» BF who is Boyfriend material...
Patrick is a 45yo man very sweet and he says that he wants to built a REAL relationship with me....
Love is in the air....

Jay M. said...

Love it! YES!!!!

Peace <3
Jay