Examining Euphoria’s Male Full Frontal Nudity
I’ve never actually seen the HBO show, Euphoria, but I’m going to look for it. Apparently, there’s male full frontal, and there’s plenty of it.
This Sunday’s hour (10/9c) features a bunch more male nether regions unencumbered by clothing, and I — in a decidedly non-prurient way — am here for it.
Here’s a link to more. All this male full frontal is being treated rather casually.
Update: I actually write these posts a day earlier so I took some time to watch Euphoria. It was not for me, and I will not be watching it again any time soon.
More On Euphoria’s Male Full Frontal Nudity
This show seems to be getting so much attention for male full frontal nudity I’m posting another link about it. It sounds intense.
Despite the volume of male full frontal, the locker room scene is actually one of the more wholesome snippets of the new show, which has already depicted an overdose, statutory rape, nonconsensual strangling during intercourse, revenge porn, and aggravated assault in its first two hours.
You can read more, here. It’s interesting because if an author were to write any of the above scenes into a romance they would get so slammed by reviewers their heads would spin. Just interesting.
LGBT Community and Straight Allies
Here’s something that’s an opinion piece where the author believes we need straight allies. I can’t argue with his reasoning, and of course I agree with most of what he says, but I also find myself wondering sometimes about this whole concept of ‘allies.’ I like the word ‘supporters’ better. There’s just something about the word ‘allies’ that sounds a little too condescending and patronizing. I also know for a fact that there are millions of straight people out there who don’t care one way or the other, which is not the worst thing in the world. They don’t discriminate against us and yet they don’t run out to Pride events wearing rainbow gear. On the other hand, I’ve seen a lot of these alleged straight ‘allies’ take advantage of Pride, exploit it for all its worth, and make money on it. I won’t even get started on appropriation.
In any event, there are varying opinions about this, and here’s one.
It’s easy to see why gay people sometimes side-eye them. It seems like so often, they’re either outright refusing to be our allies, like Kevin Hart, or they’re making being our allies all about themselves.
Here’s the link. The part where I wind up on the fence is with celebrities. Personally, I prefer my straight allies to be the straight people I see on social media all the time, the people I know in my own community, and those who are just beginning to recognize us. There is no hypocrisy there and these people have nothing to gain by supporting us. They are the real straight allies. Madonna, I’m not so sure about. She should be thanking us, and we should not be thanking her.