January 31st, 2007

Bloody hell

In the news: Harry Potter - on stage naked...

There are just too many fun news stories today...

Harry Potter and the Full Frontal Nudity
Seventeen-year-old British actor Daniel Radcliffe, best known as the lovable boy wizard in the series of Harry Potter movies, is baring all on the London stage in a revival of Peter Shaffer’s controversial play “Equus.”

And the newly ripped Radcliffe, who plays troubled stable hand Alan Strang in the play about a young man’s troubling fascination with horses, has a nude sex scene on stage with co-star, Joanna Christie!
     

Read all about it: http://thetrack.bostonherald.com/moreTrack/view.bg?articleid=180111

My thoughts on this...
  • Also, he is 17. In the U.S. I think him being all nekkid - performing or being filmed or photographed - would be considered child porn. Am I wrong? I think it's "child porn" if a person is under 18. But I admit I am guessing... I say that not because I am necessarily making a judgment here about whether the play/performance/nakedness is right or wrong... I am observing that even if we could get beyond the repressed craziness that we in the U.S. have about naked bodies, I don't think this performance would get off the ground here, because of his age - which means the performance would be a crime here... Anyone?