When Scout Willis’s nipple tweet hit the media fan, I was in an editing bay with my campaign team cutting our next viral video designed to help reform the handful of states left in America where women can still be fined, cited, and/or arrested for breastfeeding in public. Within a matter of seconds #Freethenipple alerts from TMZ, Huffington Post, Perez Hilton etcetera, started blowing up every production phone and laptop in the room.
Scout Willis Punches Back With Topless Protest! Scout Willis Tells Instagram To Grow Up! Scout Willis Fights Internet Censorship!!! Scout Willis Frees Her Nipples!
In response to her account being deleted from Instagram, Scout decided to pick a very public fight with the social media bully, firing back a few shots over their little “nipple hating” corporate heads from her more “humane/woman friendly” Twitter account:
(Here is Scout’s official response to the media’s “grade school” level reaction.)
After being kicked off of every major social network this year (except Twitter) I can identify with Scout’s frustration. Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and the new mafia of social media platforms deleted/censored all my accounts for posting a teaser of my film, Free The Nipple featuring the most dangerous part of a woman’s breast — the areola. Free The Nipple is based on the real stories of all the heroic women on the front lines of this puritanical-cultural-warzone, starving in jails to end these obsolete American laws.
Check out the banned Free The Nipple TEASER (NSFW) here.
Weeks before Scout’s tweet, I was on set with her sister Rumer producing our next campaign video “Everybody’s Gotta Eat.” The PSA, directed by French filmmaker Sophie Tabet, is aimed at bringing awareness and an eventual end to the widely outdated criminalization of breastfeeding. With only 45 states mildly protecting a woman’s basic human right to feed their babies, moms are hiding out in bathroom stalls like fugitives.
From the “When Nurture Calls” Breastfeeding campaign(whennurturecalls.org)
At the end of the day, Free The Nipple has only one clear-cut mission: to bring “America The Beautiful” the “Land Of The Free” into the 21st century. To accomplish this, the US Government needs to wake up from their 1950’s-nuclear-family pipe dream and demand all women in America be recognized as “equal citizens” under the protection of the federal government and be granted the same rights that every man enjoys in this country.
Don’t laugh, not too long ago it was 100% ILLEGAL for men in the USA to expose their nipples in public, including hot boardwalks and beaches. After mass arrests and protests, New York finally woke up in 1936 and became the first state to abolish this absurd law. For the first time in history men were free to rip off their shirts and run down the streets and beaches, and “man nipples” were no longer viewed as obscene by the status quo.
Almost six decades later, in 1992, New York’s supreme court finally decriminalized “female nipples,” but it didn’t matter because the NYPD still arrested women anyway resulting in some very public “wrongful arrest” suits. So in response we took a film crew, a brave cast, armies of topless women and invaded the cold October streets of New York to challenge the NYPD to a duel. From the first day of shooting until just last week, we have endured so much harassment and censorship from the streets of Manhattan to the gatekeepers of social media, that the phrase “America The Free” has lost meaning. The good news is my lawyers, who are architecting the fastest route to reform, found a federal law that could possibly aid in bringing down this whole absurd house of puritanical cards:
Federal Law Pub. L. No. 106-058 § 647: Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a woman may breastfeed her child at any location in a Federal building or on Federal property, if the woman and her child are otherwise authorized to be present at the location.
This could be an effective “gateway law” to end the reign of terror on female nipples with one piece of legislation. Many states have no specific legislation outlawing women’s nipples like California for example, however in LA you will definitely be fined and/or arrested. Regardless what the state laws says, at the city and local level under loopholes of “Indecent Exposure” and “Public Lewdness” it is left up to the judgment of the officer. According to Gotopless.org there are 15 cities in the US where women can be topless theoretically so protesting from city-to-city and town-to-town is a daunting journey.
As one of my lawyers bluntly put it (who requested to remain anonymous), “until the Federal Government steps up to protect the women in this country you’re mowing grass with a butter knife. There are state and local officials who still like to push women around. So unless Obama goes to bat or congress pipes in, it’s a tough one. Take a page out Susan B. Anthony’s book. She personally took on President Wilson outside the White House for Women’s Suffrage and won, and that was in the early 1900’s with no social media, when women really had no rights in America.” Legally and politically it seems the path of least resistance is to introduce and amendment or legislation that is in the same vein as Federal Law No. 106-058, granting women the right to breastfeed their baby at work or in public, in all 50 states under the protection of the Federal Government.
Just to be absolutely clear, Free The Nipple and the “gender equality” movements we have aligned with around the world are nothing like you grandmother’s feminism. This is not about burning bras, hating on men and vilifying penises. We love men. We love bras. We love America. We just don’t love being handcuffed and treated like animals by police officers who are being paid with our tax dollars to deny us our liberty. Here is a brief and simple definition of “gender equality” that perfectly defines our mission:
Gender equality, refers to the view that men and women should receive equal treatment, and should not be discriminated against based on gender. This is the objective of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which seeks to create equality in law and in social situations, such as in democratic activities and securing equal pay for equal work – Wikipedia
The moment you unearth statistics and follow the money it’s very clear women have not been even remotely close to equal with men from the day this country began. President Obama in his State of the Union Address said, “for every dollar a man makes in the US, a woman only makes 77 cents.” Though 46% of the work force is made up of women, 59% of women are earning less then 8 dollars-an-hour. Women make up barely 18% of Congress, 20% of the US senate and whopping one-third of the Supreme Court. As far as “gender equality” in Hollywood, two women were in the top 100 grossing films in 2013.
At least on paper it appears American men are simply better, smarter, more qualified then American women, thus explaining why men are entitled to more rights, better jobs, better pay and the power to politically push women around on all kinds of levels. If you search on Google for “women should” a very telling & revealing list of suggestions comes back:
Back in 1863, one of the most radical women ever born on US soil Susan B. Anthony founded the Woman’s National Loyal League. Their mission statement was simple: to abolish slavery and achieve citizenship for all women and black Americans and be granted the same rights to vote and run for office as the “white guys.” Six years later the Wyoming Territory passed Woman’s Suffrage in 1869, however it still took almost 60 years for congress to pass the 19th Amendment in 1920 prohibiting “any United States citizen from being denied the right to vote on the basis of sex.” And by “sex” I’m assuming for all intensive purposes they were referring to “gender equality.”
“It was we, the people; not we, the white male citizens; nor yet we, the male citizens; but we, the whole people, who formed the Union…. Men, their rights and nothing more; women, their rights and nothing less!” ― Susan B. Anthony
Why does it seem like so many generations of Americans throughout history always have to fight so hard for their basic human rights in a country that prides itself on freedom? And how can these social media platforms claim to be responsible when you can view beheadings on Facebook and yet they banned our profile picture of a topless stick figure.
This was Facebook’s official response after the British Prime Minister sent out an angry tweet condemning FB for their decision to continue promoting this horrific content:
If you happen to share our simple belief that the United States is no longer living in the 1950’s, that men and women should be treated equally under Federal Law by order of the President of the United States and the 113th US Congress then go to:Freethenipple.com and join the evolution right now.
“The issue is not trivial. The imposition on women is great, the inconvenience real, the stigma pernicious” – California Attorney Carol Agate
It’s January 31st and I have 15 days left to raise over $200,000. Since I began crowdfunding last month to finish my feature film FREE THE NIPPLE and launch a campaign to decriminalize the “female areola” in all 50 states, our movement was banned from Facebook, Youtube, Instagram and Google Plus. I find it really cripples your ability to raise money online without social media. And why exactly are these platforms so unilaterally threatened by a woman’s nipple? I would answer that if I hadn’t already written ad nauseam about my battles with censorship in my last posts,“Facebook Wages War On The Nipple” and “Why I Made A Film Called Free The Nipple And Why I’m Being Censored in America.”
Back in October of 2012, after directing FREE THE NIPPLE straight through Hurricane Sandy in NYC, I thought I survived the worst force majeure of this process. First the ConEd power station exploded in Manhattan causing a massive blackout for days. Every subway shut down and rivers flooded the mazes of underground tunnels. Our crews waited for hours in endless lines at gas stations just so we could get the trucks to set. Trapped in a national disaster, I still had to shoot several scenes with topless women confronting the New York Police Department. It was my first indie film and after Hurricane Sandy – I thought I’d never want to make another.
In case you’re not up on the current nudity laws, today it’s only legal for a woman to be topless in 13 states in the USA. The NYPD had been wrongfully arresting women for over a decade after the “female nipple” was decriminalized in the New York Supreme Court in 1992. So we took a film crew, our cast and mobs of topless activists into the streets to test the bounds of reality. Compared to the legal battles and corporate censorship I am facing presently, Hurricane Sandy seems more like a nasty molehill than the mountain I once thought it was.
Based on real women who battled the cops and courts for their topless rights in America, FREE THE NIPPLE poses the question, “What is more obscene: violence or a nipple?” The FCC and the MPAA, who regulate all TV shows and movies in America, are often criticized for allowing toxic levels of violence in films, TV shows and video games — while being aggressively strict on nudity and sex for our adult viewing audiences. Some blame a 300-year-old Puritanical ethic that still has a death grip on the cultural engineers of the American media.
On that note, something very interesting happened in Hollywood last week. Harvey Weinstein went on Piers Morgan Live and said to the world, “I have to choose movies that aren’t violent or as violent as they used to be. The change starts here. I’m not going to make some crazy action movie just to blow up people and exploit people just for the sake of making it. I can’t do it. ” For a man who produced and distributed some of the most graphically violent films in history, this is a tectonic shift in Hollywood thinking. When I saw the interview I felt like I was watching a very sane Howard Beale out of a scene from the film Network.
Anita Bush wrote a touching follow up article for Deadline, “Why Harvey Weinstein’s Comments on Movie Violence Matter.” Bush had a relative that was killed in Aurora, Colorado when a gunman shot up the movie theater with an AR-15 automatic machinegun, stealing the lives of 12 people and injuring 70 more. Coincidentally, in FREE THE NIPPLE the “inciting incident” for the main character’s journey occurs as she witnesses the Aurora shooting unfolding on live TV. Bush’s article also recounts one of President Obama’s speeches at DreamWorks in 2013 where he said to entertainment executives, “‘We got to make sure we are not glorifying it.’ Violence in video games needs to be addressed. Which is about the only thing that leaders of the National Rifle Association agree with Obama on.”
I don’t know the deadly recipe of cultural factors that gives birth to so much gun violence in America. I do know the US possesses more guns per capita then any other developed country on earth. I know over 30,000 people die annually from guns in the US. That translates to three deaths every hour or nearly 90 gun fatalities every day in America. And the reason there’s so much glorified violence in TV, films and video games is simple…violence is a mega-industry that brings in massive profits for the shareholders of the major film and TV studios.
Box office sales for the US and Canada reached $10.8 billon for 2013 and the two highest grossing films were Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Iron Man 3. Global video game sales were over $67 billion in 2012. And according to Caroline Knorr editor for Common Sense Media,”90% of movies, 68% of video games, and 60% of TV shows, show depictions of violence,” When you eyeball the math, you don’t have to be in Mensa to realize why PG-13 films have more violence in them today than R rated films. When in doubt, follow the money.
Now Weinstein is picking a public fight with the NRA with his film, The Senator’s Wife that digs under the fingernails of the NRA’s legislative juggernaut — who Weinstein blames for impeding any progress towards stricter gun control. With decades of relationships in Hollywood, it’d be surprising if Harvey’s personal evolution doesn’t influence studios and filmmakers to create less toxic images of violence for children. Who knows maybe he’ll inspire a movement to re-tool the MPAA to create a more balanced ratings system as his legacy.
Unlike the MPAA, European ratings boards in general are much harsher on violence than they are on nudity and sex. I love good actions films and even violent films. I even believe there is a place for showing the horrors of violence like police brutality, genocide or war crimes, if it is a means to ending the horror. However, I also believe there is room in America for “female nipples” on public beaches, Facebook, Instagram, Youtube and even on network TV one day.
Mahatma Gandhi, who defeated the British Empire without firing a single bullet, used to say something to the effect of, “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, and then you win.” Well they’re fighting us. That’s for sure. So according to Gandhi’s theory we’re close to winning. I do not envision a society where women walk the streets topless across the country. I just want cops to stop arresting women for breastfeeding or lying topless on a beach. I don’t want any part of my body to be considered obscene or criminal, and I believe these censorship laws cause more serious problems then they solve.
With only two weeks left to raise enough funds to finish the film and launch a national campaign to free the “female nipple” in America, we are throwing a FREE THE NIPPLE event in Manhattan on Feb. 4th, 2014. We have teamed up with We Are The XX, a 21st Century movement that celebrates content that captures feminism as expressed by both male and female Generation Y leaders.
Lastly, I’d like to reach out to Aaron Warnick who recently wrote an article about FREE THE NIPPLE that inspired my blog, “Social Equality Movement Brought About By ‘Free The Nipple.'” A lot of people who contact me think this is solely a woman’s cause. It’s not. So many men have supported us in the press and at very high levels with the campaign. This is not your 1960’s feminism. This is not about burning bras or hating on men. This film and movement are simply about freedom. Maybe I’ve gone mad, but wasn’t freedom the governing principal that America was founded on — or have our legislators lost the plot?
In what year did it become legal in the United States for men to go topless on a public beach without being arrested and/or fined by the police?
D) It’s always been legal
In a bizarre twist of American history, preachers and clergy in the 1900’s vilified not just women’s, but men’s nipples — branding them “immoral” and “evil” to the unsuspecting eyes of children and impressionable women. Legislation was passed and all human areola were banned in public places.
Thousands of men protested for their right to shed their oppressive wool tank tops at the beach and free their “man nipples” forever. The revolution ignited in 1930 when four guys were arrested in Coney Island for going shirtless on a hot beach. Then icon Clark Gable stripped off his shirt in It Happened One Night, marking the scandalous debut of a male’s uncensored nipples in American cinema. In 1935 New Jersey hit back with a mass arrest of 42 topless men in Atlantic City. After years of protest and outrage New York lifted the male topless ban in 1936, and suddenly a man’s nipples were no longer “obscene” in society, but rather commonplace and natural.
Cut to January 7th, 2014, one month after Facebook and a gang of social media platforms deleted my profiles for posting the teaser of my film Free The Nipple and/or for photos exposing the most controversial area of a woman’s breast — the nipple. Mylast post on Huffington chronicled the censorship challenges we endured while filming in N.Y.C with armies of topless women to challenge the backwards “obscenity” laws firsthand. This is an account of the corporate censorship I have endured in last three weeks.
In one sentence, Free The Nipple is based on the true events of women on the front lines fighting the archaic topless laws in America. Even after the “female nipple” was decriminalized in New York’s supreme court in 1992, the NYPD continued to arrest women regardless. Today in the USA — “land of the free” — it’s only legal in 13 states for women to be topless in public or on a beach. In less tolerant places like Louisiana, a woman exposing her nipples can carry a sentence of up to three years in jail and a $2,500 fine.
One fact that’s absolutely certain, it’s not the boob, but rather the nipple that really freaks out Facebook, Instagram and the other platforms that banned our film. There’s actually a FB page called “Free The Boobs” which is 100% acceptable for their “community standards” as long as not one millimeter of areola is visible. This policy seems odd, as images on “Free The Boobs” are hyper-sexualized, and the topless images on our banned profile “Free The Nipple” were of protest — baring no sexual context.
After examining Facebook and Instagram’s “community standards” to make some sense of my cyber exile, I discovered you can post videos of people being tortured and killed, but a woman’s nipple is too obscene for their standards. You can buy guns on Instagram and show a mutilated body, but a female areola in a non-sexual context is a “violation of their terms” (FYI Facebook bought Instagram for a billion in stock and cash back in 2012).
The question is, what do you do when the “gatekeepers” of social media pull the plug on a film that you put years of life force into? I panicked and started calling, texting and emailing every connection I’d ever made from Hollywood to DC. After strip mining years of my contacts, by some sudden grace my blog landed on the front page of Huffington Post. Then “with a little help from my friends” and a few epic tweets, life got interesting.
Rolling Stone, Hollywood Reporter, MTV, Salon, Perez Hilton and Cosmopolitanpicked up the story. The press started calling, and our website crashed from an onslaught of traffic. By some dream-like twist of fate, Free The Nipple was defibrillated by the hands of the HuffPost and Twitter Gods.
Suddenly I had a tiny voice to challenge these Goliath social media platforms, who I believe have some very troubling ideas about what is and isn’t “obscene” for community standards in America — and I’m not alone. Literally mobs of fired up journalists condemned Facebook’s decisions to ban the nipple, while permitting ultra-violent content like beheadings. Maybe I’m soft or have a hypersensitivity to what are basically snuff films, but this decision by Facebook seems counterintuitive to me on a core DNA level.
Even David Cameron, the British Prime Minister, jumped on Twitter and wrote: “It’s irresponsible of Facebook to post beheading videos, especially without warning. They must explain their actions to worried parents.” The same day of Cameron’s tweet, Facebook shot back this comment:
If Facebook can give the British Prime minister and the international press the big corporate finger, continuing to allow anyone to publish the most gruesome acts to humanity, then I’d like to make a small request. I would like to cordially and officially invite Facebook to offer the same guidelines for posting a woman’s nipple… as it does for sawing off a woman’s head.
That being said, in concert with the film we are launching a national campaign aimed at decriminalizing the “female nipple” in all 50 states, on Facebook, Instagram and in a perfect world even Network TV, but you know, after 10 pm. If an average teenager in America sees thousands of humans killed on TV shows by the time they’re 18 — not to mention video games where you can torture, defile and murder female characters who scream in horror as you dismember their bodies — I believe they can handle a nipple.
In the UK and Europe, women’s nipples on magazine covers and TV commercials are as normal as cleavage in America, and their cultures don’t seem to be imploding at the seams. European film and TV ratings in general have almost diametrically opposite views on “obscenity” as the MPAA and the FCC. Overall their ratings are tougher on violence and far more chill on nudity. I really believe America, as young as it is on the scale of these other countries, is finally mature enough “culturally” to handle the female areola.
Since I began this film, both men and women ask me: with all the serious problems in the world today, is freeing women’s nipples really that important of an issue? In response I sometimes quote California Attorney Carol Agate who stated, “The issue is not trivial. The imposition on women is great, the inconvenience real, the stigma pernicious.”
It’s been over 75 years since the men in this country fought for their basic human right to be topless in public. It wasn’t easy. They were battling the church, the government, the status quo — but they would not back down. In a few short years men recaptured their freedom — a freedom every man in this country now enjoys. But today there are states in America that are arresting and harassing women for breastfeeding in public. I believe these laws do not reflect the dream on which the United States was founded, and I believe the time is now for the American people to step up and Free The Nipple.
Question: What is the legal penalty and fine for a woman walking topless on the streets of New York City?
a) 3 days in jail and $1,000
b) 1 days in jail and $5,000
c) 5 days in jail and $1,500
Answer: It’s a trick question, because, according to statute 245.01 per the Appeals Court of The State/City of New York, it is completely legal for a woman or a man to opt not to wear a shirt (or bra) in public. Of course, a man wearing a bra will get more stares than a woman wearing a bra (thank you, Madonna) and a woman going bare-breasted will draw more stares than a man doing the same, but why? Why is a woman’s nipple so controversial? I decided to tackle this subject with my new film —Free the Nipple.
Is it simply a matter of societal taboos, which is to say, a matter of social conditioning? Or are there perhaps intrinsic biological factors, some deep DNA override to why we are so programmed to stare at a woman’s nipples? For the record, today in the USA it is ILLEGAL, a CRIMINAL ACT for a woman to be publicly topless in 37 states, and yes, that even includes breastfeeding in five of those states. Thankfully our country has a very long tradition of amending draconian laws when they no longer serve our modern times. Is it possible with some cultural engineering, a little “societal enlightenment” we could influence legislation and the shock-and-shame reaction that one topless character in my film addresses with the rallying cry: “Don’t subject me to your shame, about my body!”
Freeing The Nipple aside, the film focuses on the hypocritical contradictions in our media-dominated society wherein acts of baroque violence, killing, brutalization and death are infinitely more tolerated by the FCC and the MPAA, who regulate all films and TV shows in the US. Did you know an American child sees over 200,000 acts of violence and 16,000 murders on TV before they turn 18 and not one nipple? Yet the FCC fines CBS $550,000 for Janet Jackson’s infamous Super Bowl wardrobe malfunction; which was covered by a metal “nipple shield” if one looks at the footage. And the mere suggestion of a single lovemaking act with Evan Rachel Wood and Shia LaBeouf in the recently-released Charlie Countryman sends the MPAA into a frenzy, while simultaneously forcing Martin Scorsese to re-cut sex scenes and nudity in his soon to be released The Wolf of Wall Street.
My own film, Free The Nipple (which I directed straight through Hurricane Sandy, unaware of the second, very different “storm of censorship” I would face) is based on the real-life efforts by a group of women who, like Delacroix’s “Liberty Leading The People”, bravely fought the double-standard body-censor laws in New York which stipulated that only men could be shirtless in public. Their direct actions resulted in the 1992 victory and legalization of public toplessness for women in New York City — and yet the NYPD continued to arrest women anyway!
How I Learned To Stop Worrying & Just Go Topless
And so, in 2012 I took to the streets with my cast, crew, and armies of topless women in an attempt to end this insane war on women’s boobs.
And in a case of life imitating art — or more specifically, I like to think — art catalyzing civil, civic action — the first week we started shooting Free The Nipple, something extraordinary happened: our little independent film exploded into a full-blown “real life” series of direct actions, with topless women, activist groups and graffiti artists invading the streets of New York, waging cultural war for our freedom. It was beyond inspiring to see so many dedicated individuals from so many walks of life, filling in to play their part in a concerted movement.
On formal terms, you could say Free The Nipple is a macro-micro story of personal discovery and societal liberation. For me, the making of this film was also a liberating experience; like “With”, the symbolically-named character I portray, the act of being topless in public, is, as my character says: “right up there with being buried alive.”
And so (SPOILER ALERT) when my character runs topless through Times Square, it’s really me confronting my own deepest social fears, in an act of self-confrontation which I believed to be essential, both for my personal evolution, and by way of understanding viscerally, the taboo-tyrannized dynamic I was trying to change. And what better place to raise a flag for personal liberty than Times Square, the crossroads of the world? Like the coming together of different tribes during the making of Free The Nipple, it was a personal victory I’ll never forget.
Of course, these fleeting victories we enjoyed during filming were only the first of our battles. Waging a cultural war via celluloid — I mean digital — after completing my first cut of the film, we encountered a serious reality check: Our lawyers informed us that unless we cut our film the MPAA was going to give us an NC-17 rating (AKA The kiss of death) from the Motion Picture Association of America, who don’t seem to have come very far from the Hays Code (historical comparisons can be drawn between GW Pabst’s Pandora’s Box and Charlie Countryman).
This makes me wonder: is violence encouraged and/or tolerated by the FCC and the MPAA because it instills in us a militaristic mindset? Maybe that’s a ridiculous question, but what exactly is the MPAA’s rationale? That is one of the central questions I am still trying to answer even after shooting Free the Nipple. Whatever the case, after all my research and journey into the “censored heart” America’s darkness, one thing is for sure, it is now time to update these codes and the MPAA’s backwards ratings system.
And it’s also very important to note that Puritanical dicta aren’t exclusive to film industry regulators. When I started my online campaign, Facebook and Instagram banned the photos of topless women that were taken on location, faster than we could put them up. Why can you show public beheadings from Saudi Arabia on Facebook, but not a nipple? Why can you sell guns on Instagram, but yet they will suspend your account for posting the most natural part of a woman’s body? As President Eisenhower said, in the era of McCarthy: “The most dangerous weapons of any Tyrant, are not weapons and guns, but censorship.”
My life’s dream is that this movie will make it to theaters, and help change the ridiculous censorship laws in this country by inspiring federal laws to de-criminalize the female body. I would love your help to free our country from tyrants that throw women in prison for the most basic human right, to be topless on a beach or feed your child without the police arresting you or your wife.
Free The Nipple attracted an amazing cast of actors who are also all hardcore activists in real life. Monique Coleman, who played Taylor McKessie in High School Musical 1, 2 and 3 was one of the first to come on board. Stand up comic and actress Janeane Garofalo from Saturday Night Live, The Larry Sanders Show, and such movies as Ratatouille, Half Baked and Reality Bites joined the revolution soon thereafter. Activist and actress Casey LaBow from The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part One and Two, and newcomer Lola Kirke, who is starring in David Fincher’s next film Gone Girl, were recruited to be the other fearless leaders of the revolution.
To bypass the MPAA’s rating system, I’ve teamed up with a crowdfunding company as a next level marketing and distribution platform to reach the audience directly. I want people to see the film I intended to make not some Puritanical version that the MPAA feels is appropriate for American audiences. It’s hard enough getting a film made in this world, without being censored in a country that ironically prides itself on freedom.
If you’d like to take a stand against censorship, you can learn more about the production and join the Free the Nipple team here