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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.
Posted Friday 1/12/18 at 5:54AM EST
Did Netflix’s Easy have the most male full frontal TV nudity of 2017?
Siddhartha Rajan’s penis may have broken TV’s “boner barrier.”
Posted Wednesday 10/25/17 at 1:54PM EDT
Apple wants to create TV shows that avoid sex, violence and nudity
Despite spending $1 billion on original shows, Apple doesn’t want to have the next Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad or The Walking Dead. According to Bloomberg View, Apple “plans to release the first few projects to everyone with an Apple device, potentially via its TV app, and top executives don’t want kids catching a stray nipple. Every show must be suitable for an Apple Store. Instead of the nudity, raw language, and violence that have become staples of many TV shows on cable and streaming services, Apple wants comedies and emotional dramas with broad appeal, such as the NBC hit This Is Us, and family shows like Amazing Stories.” ALSO: Apple CEO Tim Cook reportedly ordered dirty jokes removed from Carpool Karaoke.
Posted Friday 10/13/17 at 11:28PM EDT
In her Hulu debut, Sarah Silverman wanted to do the “picture-the-audience-naked concept” using actual full-frontal nudity
The comedy bit where the audience is naked (but not really) has been done a lot of times, including on SNL, so Silverman was initially reluctant to go with the idea when it was pitched to her. But Silverman on the debut of her Hulu show I Love You, America wanted to take advantage of being on Hulu. "So we just leaned into that trope and made it into something totally, in my opinion, original,” she says. “I wanted to take advantage of the fact that we are on a network where we can see nudity, clinical nudity." She adds: "It's totally nonsexual nudity and yet it's so jarring to see because we're not used to it, especially in America. So I just got excited about showing clinical nudity — you know, a flaccid penis and balls and pubes and a vagina and just human, fleshy, beautiful bodies. All it takes is exposure to be used to things."
- The conversations that followed the nudity bit were just as uncomfortable
- Silverman displays a genuine sense of empathy with people who aren’t liberal like her
- Silverman’s sincerity saves the show from being dismissable fluff
- Silverman: “The one thing I’ve learned overall about this is that facts don’t change people’s minds”
- Samantha Bee: “Welcome to the club, Sarah Silverman”!
Posted Monday 8/14/17 at 10:32PM EDT
BBC News accidentally shows Anna Paquin’s True Blood nudity
“MY BREASTS!!” she tweeted after finding out that an old True Blood episode was playing in the background of a BBC News broadcast.