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Great moments in pop nudity: Erykah Badu, John & Yoko, Tori Amos and more
LA Times ^ | April 2, 2010 | | Ann Powers

Posted on 04/02/2010 12:58:04 PM PDT by a fool in paradise

Erykah Badu did a brave thing/made a shrewd marketing decision...

What are your favorite moments in provocative pop flesh-baring? I'm not talking about simple titillation, but about nakedness risked to make a point...

John & Yoko, "Two Virgins" album cover: The famous full-frontal shot of the Beatle and his life partner...

Carolee Schneemann, "Interior Scroll": ...1975 performance piece, in which the groundbreaking feminist body artist pulled a thin roll full of writing from, yes, her interior...

Patti Smith, "Easter" album cover: A flimsy nightgown covers Smith's flesh in the Lynn Goldsmith photo on her 1978 album. But she exposes something far less frequently seen among celebrities: armpit hair...

The Slits, "Cut" album cover: Loincloths. Mud... the image was a bit, well, Tarzan-me-Jane...

Bow Wow Wow, "See Jungle!" album cover: This group, assembled by master pop illusionist Malcolm McLaren, is usually viewed as an exercise in exploitation...

Madonna, "Sex": Where to start (or stop!) with Madonna?...

Riot Grrrl: The mid-1990s was an amazing time for women setting the rock club on fire. Kathleen Hanna of Bikini Kill, performing with "SLUT" scrawled across her stomach; Courtney Love putting her leg up on the monitor to show off her (sometimes, lack of) undies...

Tori Amos, piglet suckling photograph, "Boys for Pele":...it was no surprise that she went where few had gone before, posing for a photograph by Cindy Palmano of her breast-feeding a young pig.

Rage Against the Machine, PMRC Protest: At Lollapalooza 1993 ...caused a stir by standing onstage for nearly 15 minutes, naked except for duct tape on their mouths and the letters "PMRC" scrawled across their chests...

Janet Jackson's Rolling Stone magazine cover...

(Excerpt) Read more at latimesblogs.latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Music/Entertainment; Society; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: culturewar; hollyweird; lattetimes; napl; pornification; pravdamedia; publicitystunt; publicnudity
None of the photos in this thread. Just discussion
1 posted on 04/02/2010 12:58:04 PM PDT by a fool in paradise
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To: a fool in paradise

Shannon Tweed


2 posted on 04/02/2010 12:58:39 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: Revolting cat!; 537cant be wrong; Aeronaut; bassmaner; Bella_Bru; Big Guy and Rusty 99; ...

This thread is worthless with pictures of Patti Smith’s armpit hair...


3 posted on 04/02/2010 12:59:26 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (VP Biden on Obamacare's passage: "This is a big f-ing deal". grumpygresh: "Repeal the f-ing deal")
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...but about nakedness risked to make a point...

Yes, she made the point that she's a crass, tasteless person who believes that breaking the law to promote her career at the expense of other people's choice (and their children's choice) is justified. She should have been arrested, instead the idiots are lauding her.

4 posted on 04/02/2010 1:00:05 PM PDT by highlander_UW (Happiness doesn't come from owning something; it comes from being a part of something)
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To: a fool in paradise

everyone who is shown in the background should file a lawsuit. They never signed a waiver to appear in the movie.


5 posted on 04/02/2010 1:00:48 PM PDT by GeronL (There is only a "Happily ever after" for you if you're the one writing your own script)
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To: highlander_UW

She wanted to be arrested.


6 posted on 04/02/2010 1:01:27 PM PDT by wordsofearnest (Job 19:25 As for me, I know my Redeemer lives.)
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To: wordsofearnest
She wanted to be arrested.

I'd have obliged her...and then kept her overnight for observation. Let her sit in a real jail for a day.

7 posted on 04/02/2010 1:03:03 PM PDT by highlander_UW (Happiness doesn't come from owning something; it comes from being a part of something)
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To: a fool in paradise

“The famous full-frontal shot of the Beatle and his life partner... “

Still “seared in my memory” and wish it weren’t...


8 posted on 04/02/2010 1:03:25 PM PDT by jessduntno ( If someone calls me racist, I reply "you are just saying that because I'm white!")
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To: a fool in paradise
What's the point of this? Discussion?

It's Fried-day I guess.

FMCDH(BITS)

9 posted on 04/02/2010 1:03:41 PM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: a fool in paradise

Patti Smith is such a revolting skank. Not an ounce of talent or beauty in the broad.


10 posted on 04/02/2010 1:04:53 PM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: wordsofearnest

Bill O’Reilly mentioned it on his radio minute last night.

He said she did it for publicity. Which he gave her.


11 posted on 04/02/2010 1:05:46 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (VP Biden on Obamacare's passage: "This is a big f-ing deal". grumpygresh: "Repeal the f-ing deal")
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To: a fool in paradise
What's the point of this? Discussion?

It's Fried-day I guess.

FMCDH(BITS)

12 posted on 04/02/2010 1:06:43 PM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: a fool in paradise

wtf?


13 posted on 04/02/2010 1:07:59 PM PDT by Clovis_Skeptic (The answer to 1984 is 1776!)
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To: a fool in paradise

14 posted on 04/02/2010 1:08:11 PM PDT by CholeraJoe ("We are as numerous as the stars in the heavens, and we are all gun-men.")
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Badu. Any bets there would have been cries of "Racism" if anyone had arrested her?

15 posted on 04/02/2010 1:08:12 PM PDT by raybbr (I hate B(ig) H(ead) Obama)
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To: CholeraJoe

16 posted on 04/02/2010 1:09:10 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (VP Biden on Obamacare's passage: "This is a big f-ing deal". grumpygresh: "Repeal the f-ing deal")
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To: raybbr
Badu looks like she takes fashion tips from Janeane Garofalo:


17 posted on 04/02/2010 1:10:32 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (VP Biden on Obamacare's passage: "This is a big f-ing deal". grumpygresh: "Repeal the f-ing deal")
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To: a fool in paradise

A favorite from my younger years.

18 posted on 04/02/2010 1:10:46 PM PDT by smokingfrog (Free Men will always be armed with the Truth.)
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To: smokingfrog

Ahhhhh.


19 posted on 04/02/2010 1:11:25 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (VP Biden on Obamacare's passage: "This is a big f-ing deal". grumpygresh: "Repeal the f-ing deal")
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Nudists (remember them?) and/or anyone posing nude (especially socalled musicians or socalled actresses/actors),
are actually the Last Puritans, rather than the trailblazers/sexual pioneers they and their craven media
struggle mightily to make them out to be.
In the same way, (vide Mark Twain and his famous quotation about keeping your mouth shut) that it’s better to remain silent if you have nothing intelligent to say, it’s better to remain clothed unless you’ve got something spectacular to show.


20 posted on 04/02/2010 1:28:18 PM PDT by supremedoctrine ("Every election is like an advance auction sale of stolen goods"--H.L.Mencken)
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To: a fool in paradise

Ah yes, the great Carolee Schneeman. And Bow Wow Wow, we bow before their magnificent artistry. The Slits! Musical genius.

Good grief.


21 posted on 04/02/2010 1:44:31 PM PDT by Persevero (Ask yourself: "What does the Left want me to do?" Then go do the opposite.)
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To: smokingfrog

I’m pretty sure my parents had that one back in the 60’s.


22 posted on 04/02/2010 1:46:20 PM PDT by davetex (All my weapons got melted by a meteor!! No Sh*t)
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To: a fool in paradise

More like “Great Moments in the ‘Look at Meeeeee!’ Culture.”


23 posted on 04/02/2010 1:48:28 PM PDT by Allegra (SEIU delenda est)
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To: a fool in paradise
Badu looks like she takes fashion tips from Janeane Garofalo:

Nah, Badu's making some sort of statement. Garofolo's just a slob.

24 posted on 04/02/2010 1:59:33 PM PDT by raybbr (I hate B(ig) H(ead) Obama)
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To: a fool in paradise

Until Badu takes the pixelations off of her video she doesn’t qualify to make the list.


25 posted on 04/02/2010 2:04:37 PM PDT by TigersEye (Duncan Hunter, Jim DeMint, Michelle Bachman, ...)
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To: smokingfrog; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...


26 posted on 04/02/2010 5:07:22 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (FUBO! FUNP! FUHR! FUBS!)
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To: a fool in paradise

Incidentally, they forget The Go-Go’s “Beauty and the Beat,” probably because most people bought that album for the music.


27 posted on 04/02/2010 5:12:08 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (FUBO! FUNP! FUHR! FUBS!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

You do realize that I may need viagra for the next week after that picture.


28 posted on 04/02/2010 5:45:28 PM PDT by rmlew (There is no such thing as a Blue Dog Democrat; just liberals who lie.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

YOU - are a sick individual!


29 posted on 04/02/2010 6:03:01 PM PDT by smokingfrog (Free Men will always be armed with the Truth.)
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To: a fool in paradise; CholeraJoe

My Sharona Alperin, then and now.

30 posted on 04/02/2010 6:03:26 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: CholeraJoe

I have this album

That is all :-)


31 posted on 04/02/2010 6:50:02 PM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: smokingfrog

OMG - FLASHBACK!!


32 posted on 04/02/2010 6:51:22 PM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: rmlew; smokingfrog

My work here is finished.


33 posted on 04/02/2010 6:56:15 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (FUBO! FUNP! FUHR! FUBS!)
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To: martin_fierro
She's still cute.


34 posted on 04/02/2010 7:05:32 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: SkyPilot

“She’s still cute.”

Uh...naw.


35 posted on 04/02/2010 7:40:37 PM PDT by Raymann
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