One has to wonder at a culture that is so hasty to approve of gay sex
scenes, but seems to freak out at straight ones. Is our comfort level with nude gay sex due to the fact that the gay men involved are still perceived as men, or is it that the gays in the audience are themselves perceived as powerless, so the nudity doesn't matter? I sometimes wonder. But what's obvious is that the body politic still controls what we can show of the body, and yes, plenty of nudity is still "banned in Boston."
Monday, February 11, 2008
Not So Fast...
Thomas Garvey points out on his Hubreview that while there is plenty of white male nudity on Boston stages, we may still be a long way from breaking those Puritanical shackles: