Gaspar Noe Defends Male Full Frontal Nudity In Films; Dutch City’s Big Penis Fountain; Wikipedia’s Penis Panic Syndrome

Gaspar Noe Defends Male Full Frontal Nudity In Films

I’ve done so many posts about the lack of male full frontal nudity in films over the years on this blog I can’t even remember them all. But here’s something where a director actually defends male full frontal nudity and calls the penis a nice part of the body. You don’t see anyone admitting that often.

It’s an excerpt from a Vanity Fair piece about male sexuality in movies. It’s interesting because “they” will do this with fiction, too. There are uptight, sexless literary agents who will reject a manuscript just because it has a penis in the first five pages. But more than that, they will judge you. Trust me, I’ve had my own fair share of criticism for writing explicit male/male sex scenes with penises. 

“When I went to the promotion of “Love” in America, I got the most stupid questions. Even good film critics were asking me, “Why did you need to show a penis in your movie? Why do you need to show the face of the devil?” Come on! I have a penis. The guys who were asking me those questions have a penis. Why is it in American culture, the penis is the face of all evil in this world? If your dad didn’t have one and didn’t use it with your mom, you wouldn’t be here. It’s the source of life. It’s not the source of death. Weapons are the source of death. In every American movie, there are machine guns, whatever. Even on Instagram, why can you not show an erect penis? It’s a nice part of the body, like my hand, like my nose.”

You can get to the Vanity Fair link, here.  I couldn’t agree with Noe more.

Dutch City’s Penis Fountain

In protest against using non-local artists in the Dutch city of Leeuwarden, local artists erected a fountain that squirts when a toilet is flushed.

The city of Leeuwarden was made the European Capital of Culture this year, and they commissioned 11 fountains by non-local, elitist artists. That didn’t sit well with local artists. So an artist named Henk de Boer who designed the penis fountain in protest also made the sculpture rich with symbolism to prove his point. Apparently, there’s a Dutch expression called Jan Lul that’s used whenever someone is excluded from something.

But a group of local artists were not happy with what they saw as the elitist imposition of outside art on their small city. Their response? A crowdfunded 7.5-metre (25ft) fountain adorned with more than 220 wooden penises. Inside is a public toilet. When you flush, the penises start to squirt.

Here’s more, with a photo. The penis fountain is actually quite nice. I would love to see it in person. 

Wikipedia’s Penis Panic Syndrome

I often link to Wikipedia as a source because I rarely find them wrong. I know the elitists won’t admit to doing that, but I find them more reliable now than most mainstream news sources. 

With that said, here’s something interesting about a syndrome called Koro. 

As Wikipedia’s “redirected from” calls it, Penis Panic! It’s a strange psychological disorder in which the sufferer believes his penis is shrinking or retracting, and eventually will disappear, possibly even resulting in death. Stranger still, it’s often a mass phenomenon, in which groups of men think this is happening to all of them together. This belief persists despite a lack of evidence, and temporary “shrinkage” due to cold or other factors is often seen as proof of permanent loss of size.

You can check this out, here. There’s a female equivalent, too. 


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