August 16, 2004
I, Robot and American Double Standards

I went to see I, Robot on Leicester Square the other day. Great film; really classic SciFi, addressing the paradoxes we face with the technological acceleration we see around us every day.

Here's something that I don't get though: In the opening scenes of the film, there are some arty shots of Will Smith, all naked in the shower. Of course, the poses are creatively filmed not to show any ... thing, but still nothing else to obscure the view (to many of the female viewers' amusement). Later in the film, co-star Bridget Moynahan is seen showering, but now (because she is a girl?) behind a frosted glass wall, heaps of steam etc.

Equality, ladies! What happened to it? ;-) Is this just more US over-political correctness - not showing female skin, while male poses in-shower are no issue?

Sometimes I just wonder...

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Perhaps the actress did not want to be filmed in the was her prerogative; many actresses don't like nude scenes. I wouldn't want to be filmed in the nude simply because I'm modest.

Posted by: Jennifer on August 16, 2004 08:53 PM

Jennifer, I agree - I just found it odd that male nudity was perfectly acceptable to display while the co-starring actress' body wasn't. Of yourse, you may be right - it might have been the acresses choice, but... :-)

Let's see what this discussion brings of arguments ;-)

Posted by: Anders on August 16, 2004 09:16 PM

Did you fail to notice the abnormal advertising in iRobot? "I love my converse shoes", "Hey, nice shoes".

Posted by: JC on August 18, 2004 10:40 PM
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