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Sun Oct 11, 2020, 08:45 PM

Why Are Nearly All of the Penises Appearing in TV and Film Prosthetic?

If you’ve noticed an uptick of male frontal nudity in TV and in movies in recent years, you’re onto something.

In 1993, I studied patterns of male nudity in my book “Running Scared: Masculinity and the Representation of the Male Body.” After the old Motion Picture Production Code was replaced by a new ratings system in 1968, frontal male nudity in Hollywood movies in certain contexts was permitted. “Drive, He Said,” directed by Jack Nicholson in 1971, was an early film to include such a scene, while Richard Gere’s nude scene in 1980’s “American Gigolo” helped to transform the young actor into an international sex symbol.

Yet female nudity remained far more common in movies, and there was no frontal male nudity on mainstream television as of 1993.

Since then, a lot has changed. Directors and audiences are becoming more and more comfortable showing male nudity.

But nowadays, while we’re much more likely to see penises in mainstream film and television, they’re seldom real. Prosthetic penises – once used for exaggerated effect – have become the norm.

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Reply Why Are Nearly All of the Penises Appearing in TV and Film Prosthetic? (Original post)
Behind the Aegis Oct 2020 OP
hedda_foil Oct 2020 #1
OAITW r.2.0 Oct 2020 #2
flamin lib Oct 2020 #3
Girard442 Oct 2020 #4
Harker Oct 2020 #5

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Sun Oct 11, 2020, 08:48 PM

1. Just what guys need about now.

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Sun Oct 11, 2020, 09:03 PM

2. I'm guessing here but...

everyone likes male and female nudity?

With less social inhibitions....no one cares anymore?

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Sun Oct 11, 2020, 09:10 PM

3. error 404 for me but I'm not surprised that there are 'stand ins' for stand ups.

It's a whole inadequacy thing. Flashy cars, big guns and 20 something exotic dancers have been around for a long time.

When do women get equal time????

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Sun Oct 11, 2020, 09:36 PM

4. It's like cheap furniture.

Not real wood.

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Sun Oct 11, 2020, 10:04 PM

5. It's the Merkin way. n/t

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