Dec 10, 2013 4:16PM

Free The Nipple!

A new film takes aim at censorship laws.

There's a new film flopping coming out soon and it's all about 'freeing the nipple.' Why free the nipple, you ask? Because why not? What are you, anti-boob? Do you have some kind of allergy to areola? No? Then sit down and shut up, because women like Free The Nipple director Lina Esco are on a mission to make public toplessness (for both genders) the norm. As she states in a Huffington Post column, it's still illegal in 37 US states to go topless publicly — as in, it's a criminal act that you can get done for. Meanwhile in the Southern Hemisphere, if we got off our computer right now and committed an act of 'wilful and indecent exposure,' we'd be looking at six months. J'accuse! 

 
The Free The Nipple film follows a group of fictional direct-actioners (many of whom are real-life activists) who get around topless in order to shed light on how prudish everyone else is. It's actually legal in New York for women to go topless, but the cops (being the fascist dogs that they are*) keep arresting people anyway. But the plot thickens! As Lina says, "Our lawyers informed us that unless we cut our film the Motion Picture Association of America was going to give us an NC-17 rating," which means their film would only be seen by grown-ups and not the youth aka our world's greatest hope for social change. 
 
 
Don't even get the Free The Nipple creator started on Facebook. As she tells it, "When I started my online campaign, Facebook and Instagram banned the photos of topless women that were taken on location, faster than we could put them up. Why can you show public beheadings from Saudi Arabia on Facebook, but not a nipple? Why can you sell guns on Instagram, but yet they will suspend your account for posting the most natural part of a woman's body?" Preach, sister. We feel you. So do Petra Collins and Tyler, The Creator who have both had their accounts taken down. That nipple needs to be free. You can help free it by visiting the film's funding page here
 
 
*Kidding. Don't arrest us plz.
 
 

Jerico Mandybur

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