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Hoosier Musings on the Road to Emmaus

Wednesday, July 14, 2004

Movies

I've seen two in the last several days-- an unusual thing, even on a rental basis. Last Thursday the kids and I made the pilgrimage up to Evanston, to play with some friends and watch Pirates of the Caribbean. We've seen it before, but it was worth watching again; great fun.

Then on Saturday, Bruce & I rented Calendar Girls. If you haven't seen the trailers, it's about a collection of very proper British matrons who, in an effort to raise funds for the local hospital (in memory of one woman's recently deceased husband), pose for a pinup calendar in the altogether. Only their very proper hobbies (strategically placed baked goods, flower arrangements, etc.) stand between them and... impropriety. Good story-- true, even-- and well told. Not a perfect Hollywood body among them, either; simply average women, aged 45-60+, which made it (to my mind) all the more effective.

Here's the question for the day: What do you think of the idea? Is that something you'd do? And why or why not?

7 Comments:

Blogger Tripp Hudgins said...

Pose nekkid?
With strategically place liuturgical objects around me?

Not bloody well likely. No buff posing for me. I am too much the prude.

July 14, 2004 10:39 AM  

Blogger Mumcat said...

A couple of friends of mine actually got the original calendar when it came out. They loved it -- and they're female!

I don't think I would have the cojones to do it, but for the ones who did, I applaud them.

July 14, 2004 11:04 AM  

Blogger Dawgdays said...

I loved Pirates. Johnny Depp and Geoffrey Rush were fabulous. There's another Pirates installment coming, and I hope it's just as much fun, but I'm not holding my breath.

If you liked Calendar Girls, you'll also like Saving Grace. It's done by the same director, and runs in the same vein.

No, I wouldn't do that. I work in the software business. What am I gonna use, a CD? (Don't go there. I mean it.)

July 14, 2004 4:48 PM  

Blogger Dawgdays said...

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July 14, 2004 9:49 PM  

Blogger Dawgdays said...

Sorry about that. The first comment didn't show up, so I thought I hadn't posted it.

Senior moment, I guess.

July 14, 2004 9:52 PM  

Blogger Clueless Christian said...

I think everybody has their price.

I would pose nekkid alone if it would buy my kid a needed bone marrow transplant (and I had no other way of raising money).

I would consider posing nekkid for similar critical life and death matters involving real people if I had no other alternative.

Pose nekkid as a publicity stunt in order to raise money in memory of somebody's deceased husband? No. Not just because I'm a prude, (though I'm certainly that) but because if one is going to violate standards of chastity and modesty (both cutural and religious) one had better have a much better reason than a publicity stunt.
Shari

July 15, 2004 4:09 PM  

Blogger Mumcat said...

If posing naked meant a hospital where a loved one had been a patient would have more and better equipment, stuff that would have maybe helped my loved one, you bet I'd do it. In a heartbeat. If it were to help a friend's child or a really legitimate charity I fully supported, sure.

I have my standards. Gratuituous nudity like Playboy or Hustler, no way. Nudity as art, well, I'm not someone anybody would want to paint but a lot of great art has been done with nude figures. Nudity as a means to raise funds for a worthy cause, I'd do it. Of course, nobody'd pay to see the cellulite.....

July 15, 2004 9:07 PM  

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