Why Is Nudity Still Accepted On Naked Beaches?
After winning an Oscar for her role in Gladiator, Lena Dunham headed to a nude beach on Manhattan’s West Side. Here, she filmed the first film of her Seussian saga of a mother’s quest to find her daughter after the mother’s death in her first novel, Not That Kind of Girl.
It wasn’t until the publication of this book that nudity became taboo on nude beaches. It’s a shame, really, when you think about it. This is a woman who won an award for Best Director for a film that is so explicit that it might turn the conservative on their heads.
I’m sure if this book was made into a movie, that naked women would have been covered with a tent and a camera lens would have been hidden away. You can see how it would be more than inappropriate for a nudist to have a film crew peeking over her shoulder and taking pictures of her in this position. In the world we live in today, nudity should never be shown to the public in any form. Especially, when it comes from the lips of a famous actress.
So why are nude beaches still allowed to exist? Well, it seems that Hollywood and other places of worship have a need for bodies to worship and display off to those of the opposite sex.
In the case of Lena Dunham’s nude trip to the nude beaches, I’d argue that she didn’t really go nude because she’s beautiful and because her character is sexy and very appealing. She went nude because the nude beaches are a place where she wanted to be seen by the people around her, but she didn’t want anyone to know what she was doing.
She didn’t care if anyone found out that she was naked or not. She was in a place where people were worshiping the beauty of her body and her mind and didn’t even care that they were naked.
I don’t understand why nude beaches are still allowed to exist. Is it that they’re too controversial, or is it that they are part of a “freedom of expression” movement?
Maybe it’s the fact that Dunham has done such a wonderful job with Not That Kind of Girl that it’s hard for people to let go of her nude escapades. The book is about her search for her daughter and what led her to that place and time and those pictures on the nude beaches in New York City.
I’m sure she would agree that it’s easier to forgive nudity in fiction, but that’s not the case with a picture. When you can see naked photos of someone and not see anything offensive about them, it’s a little bit harder to justify a ban.