I've been posting about male full frontal nudity in films for a while and I've always noticed the same double standard. They will do female full frontal, but very rarely will they do male full frontal. And when they do male ff, it's always just a flash that most people don't even notice. I'm not even going to get into some of the fake tricks they play to create the illusion you're seeing male full frontal nudity.
I've even posted about the double standard on TV in Europe, but I'm too lazy to look for the link right now. The point is male full frontal nudity is still something of a novelty and the recent rush to see Ben Affleck in Gone Girl is proving me right.
I haven't seen the movie yet, but I'm not getting too excited. This article points out that in order to actually see Affleck's penis you have to really pay attention. Most people claim they missed it completely.
Some people (including Affleck himself!) think the Oscar winner’s dong makes a surprise appearance in the film, but some other people are like, “Wait, I didn’t see a penis, was there even any nudity, was Ben Affleck in this film, did I accidentally see The Boxtrolls instead?” Those people are nice people — maybe even your friends, family, or co-workers — but they are also wrong people. Ben Affleck’s penis is in Gone Girl, and I will make like Detective Boney and prove it to you by explaining exactly under what conditions it can be spotted. (Detective Boney is the name of a crucial character in Gone Girl. It is not another one of my bad dick jokes.)
You can read the rest here, where you will be guided, step by step, on how to actually spot the Affleck dick we've all heard so much about. It's actually fairly amusing.
And, for those of you who haven't had enough of Affleck's dick yet, here's another article where Affleck's wife, Jennifer Garner, makes Ellen Degeneres weak.
Oh my! Jennifer Garner was so graphic when she spoke about husband Ben Affleck's full frontal nude scene in his new movie Gone Girl that she reduced talk show host Ellen DeGeneres to silence!
And, here's a link to a youtube video joking around about Affleck's dong. It's all fun, though lame, and it glosses over the real topics of interest. One, why is there always this double standard in films, and two, why does it sound as if Ben Affleck's penis is doing most of the film's PR work?
The most unfortunate thing about all this is that Affleck's dick is getting more attention than the film itself and I've heard good things about it (the film). Neil Patrick Harris is in the film, and it's supposed to be one of the better book to film adaptations.
"Offensive" Gay Porn
In order to balance out the posting above about Ben Affleck's penis, or lack of it, I thought I'd post this short piece about a news organization that mistakenly tweeted about "offensive" gay porn...too much full frontal this time. There seems to be an issue over which news organization did this on the comment thread, but the main message is loud and clear: the penis is considered wrong.
These kind of mishaps are actually quite common, and unfortunately, the ensuing apologies are always full of puritanical shame and disgrace. “Unfortunate,” “explicit,” “irrelevant,” maybe. But offensive? Offensive to whom?
You’d think a studio full of educated (?), well-written (?) journalists (?) would be able to come up with better language than that.
You can read the rest here. There is an image of the photo that was tweeted, but it's blurred out to protect the innocent, which is expected.
Hungarian Gay Sex Slaves Freed
We read about these thing happening and yet we still find them hard to believe in this day and age...that something like this could still happen. And yet it does happen. These very young Hungarian men were lured to the US with promise of legal work and they wound up gay sex slaves.
When the victims arrived in America, police say they were forced to live in a tiny one-bedroom New York apartment that housed up to eight trafficked prostitutes. For up to 20 hours a day, the men were forced to have sex with clients and each other, sometimes on cam sites, for absolutely no pay.
Police say the men were threatened with violence and even death if they tried to escape, and while they were allowed to leave the apartment for limited times, they had no money, no ID documents, and could not speak English.
Basically, they were helpless. It's really a horrible story. They talk about huge limos pulling up, and a makeshift car wash acting as the front. Then the article mentions how human trafficking can happen to any gender, but I can't help thinking about how desperate those young men must have been to be forced into a situation like that. It really does show, once again, how helpless some young gay men really are. I don't even want to think about the things they had to do to fat, clueless, closeted old men so they could survive.
The Sheriff and the Outlaw: Glendora Hill
by Ryan Field