#FreetheBacon

Kevin Bacon calls for more male nudity on screen

Mashable

Kevin Bacon is on a mission to level the playing field for men and women in Hollywood — by increasing the frequency of male nudity on screen. “In so many films and TV shows, we see gratuitous female nudity, and that’s not OK,” Bacon says in a PSA as a part of Mashable’s “Watercooler” series. “Well, it’s OK — but it’s not fair to actresses, and it’s not fair to actors because we want to be naked, too.” He’s even encouraging non-actors to show their support by tweeting with the hashtag #FreeTheBacon. Though his project may not be entirely serious, the discrepancy in how men and women appear in movies is real: A 2013 study showed that a third of women in Hollywood movies, but just seven percent of men, are at least partially naked.

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