This Blog Post Is Rated R For Graphic Nudity
So I watched WALK HARD the other night, which was funny in spots, but should've been a lot funnier. What really intrigued me going in, though, was the fact that it was partly rated R for its "graphic nudity".
Even as a married man, the promise of "graphic nudity" in a Hollywood film just sounds fun.
Unfortunately, what should have occurred to me is that actual female nudity is no longer considered "graphic", unless they are doing something that they never do in Hollywood movies.
No, in today's world, beware (or be intrigued, depending on your predilictions), "graphic nudity" pretty much just means one thing:
Not even strong, erect penis. Just penis.
I was amused the next day (yesterday) to find an article in the LA Times, about Judd Apatow and his determination to make penis mainstream.
Apparently there's a long, long scene in FORGETTING SARAH MARSHALL in which lead actor Jason Segel has his junk hanging out throughout.
You might not want to bring the kids.
Last week's blog post soliciting scripts for my friend got me almost 50 responses asking for his e-mail address. Plus he posted other places on the Internet as well.
So he's deluged. If you sent him something, be patient. I'm helping him out with some reads, but I'm getting swamped too.
I brought the first 25 pages of my new comedy into group this past Monday, and people were laughing throughout, telling me that it's the best thing I ever brought in.
So there's that. Though then I learn there's a movie currently filming with a similar premise. Hopefully different enough so that it won't be a problem, but still, hell.
At the box office last weekend, PROM NIGHT made a solid $20.8 million. STREET KINGS made a semi-surprising $12.4 million. SMART PEOPLE eked out $4.1 million.
STOP-LOSS has only made $10 million in its first 17 days, despite a lot of good reviews. So put your Iraq War drama back in the drawer; doesn't look like they'll be making many more, at least until it's over and we get some distance.