Nudes Flash

Nudes Flash

I’m debating whether to get naked in our upcoming show, Twindependent. I’m waiting to hear if my collaborator agrees with me that we should. I emailed her about an hour ago when I got the “nudes flash;” the vision. It was debated at our last WIP (work in progress) showing. A male friend wanted to see nudity in-the-flesh to offset the voyeuristic feeling nudity in a film gave him. Nudity in the film alone made him uncomfortable. “Considering the amount of gratuitous nudity I’ve seen in this space…” he said. He believes ours is a piece nudity belongs in. But the fact of frequent nudity at CounterPULSE does give me pause. Are people going to roll their eyes? What will my mother-in-law say? My kids are already mortified that there’s on-screen nudity. “Mom, this is inappropriate!” they say. I’m nervous about embarrassing them — should I shave? What are the Room Parents from school going to think? On the other hand, I’m beginning to think the guy is right. It does feel like it belongs, as another costume, nothing else. It makes the strongest point — Look: our bodies are the same, yet we are different. If getting nude is not gratuitous but generous — the naked truth — i’m in!

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