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Posted Monday 2/12/18 at 8:22PM EST
Why Altered Carbon shows so much nudity
The Netflix series feels like it takes premium TV's "copious amounts of violence and nudity" to a "whole new level," as Michael Rougeau puts it. But show creator Laeta Kalogridis doesn't think the nudity is gratuitous, and points out that it's "equal opportunity" between male and females. "Our worst instincts as human beings have to do with our carelessness with natural resources, and when the body itself becomes just one more of those resources, how will we treat it? Will we treat it with such indifference and with such depersonalization that it becomes more like a very fancy car than a repository of the self?" says Kalogridis. "And that, I think, is one reason that the nudity itself is not gratuitous; it's meant to reinforce to you, as a viewer, that the advent of this technology fundamentally and substantially changes people's relationships with their idea of their own body." ALSO: Kalogridis says "I don’t have a second season" when asked which actors will return for Season 2.