I know it's not important in the grand scheme, but sometimes things don't have to be rocket science to make people curious about them. In this case I'm talking about the full frontal male nude scene with Ben Affleck in Gone Girl.
I saw the film about a month ago, loved every minute of it, and the full frontal nudity is the least of the film. I liked the movie so much I didn't even care about Affleck's penis once I was ten minutes into the story line. But frankly, I didn't catch a glimpse of Ben's penis and I felt a little cheated. So I had a few spare moments this weekend and looked it up...the scene in the movie, not Ben's penis.
This is what I found:
8. You may be tempted to focus on the ass. You cannot. Instead, shift your attention to the furthest-left part of Affleck’s thighs. This is where it will appear. We are close now. Can you feel the anticipation? The moral rot? It is a great thing to feel these things communally at a movie theater.
9. Lo, it appears, in the bottom-middle of the frame, emerging briefly from behind Affleck’s thigh like Tom Cruise’s similarly curious dong in All the Right Moves! We have dick! We have the Affleck dick! Pop some Champagne! Kiss a baby! Tell Julie she’s going home alone tonight! WE DID IT, AND WE DID IT TOGETHER. (Did what? I don’t know.)
The rest is here. It's actually very entertaining.
Actors Who've Done Male Full Frontal Nudity
In keeping with the full frontal male nude scene in Gone Girl, here's a link to another article that lists 13 actors who have done full frontal nudity. It's the most current I could find. You don't see these things often because there isn't that much male full frontal nudity out there. It's an interesting subject in many ways. And I think it goes deeper than just the old double standard excuse. In other words, I don't think I've ever met a woman who was self-conscious about her vagina. At least I've never heard it discussed aloud. But I have met men who were so insecure about their penises it ruled their lives.
It seems that male nudity makes both women and men uncomfortable, but we barely bat an eyelash when we see naked women in films (or on TV). And it's no wonder we're desensitized to female nudity: it's practically a regular occurrence on the big screen, while we rarely get a chance to squirm in our seats at the sight of an undressed man.
I never looked at it that way...that we're desensitized to female nudity. But I think my theory about penis insecurity is something to think about, too.
You can read the rest here, and see who did full frontal. What's really amazing is some of the films are older, like one Tom Cruise film. And Tom hasn't shown his penis since then.
Rick Owens' Catwalk Full Frontal Nudity
And here's a piece about designer, Rick Owens, doing an unusual kind of male full frontal nudity with male models on a catwalk. It's a brand of peep hole fashion, with the peep holes in all the right places.
The front row may have been the worst place to be at Rick Owens' Paris menswear show today.
The designer - who's been dubbed #d***owens by Twitter wags - sent men down the catwalk out in loose hanging, draped smocks with one very particular detail - groin peepholes, treating fashion fans to the sight of model manhood in all its glory - as part of his autumn/winter 2015 show.
While for some of the gentlemen the outfits sat so low their modesty was protected, others weren't so lucky and one chap wore a top which, due to the unfortunate crotch-level cropping, gave the world an X-rated eyeful.
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