It is completely legal and acceptable for men to go shirtless in public throughout the United States. But in many states and cities, women do not have the same right. And heaven forfend there should be a "wardrobe malfunction" during the SuperBowl or similar event that exposes the country to a brief split-second glimpse of a female nipple (actually a pastie, but don't confuse us with facts). GAME OF THRONES is often slammed for showing too many breasts as well. As are other cable shows. And of course you can't show them at all on broadcast television.
Only in America. Why do so many people in this country go mad at the sight of a nipple?
Anyway, this Friday at the Jean Cocteau we are screening FREE THE NIPPLE, the docudrama about the women who led the fight for nipple equality in New York City.
New Mexico is not New York, of course... but our Cocteau staff will be appropriately clad to honor the fearless women who are the subject of the movie.
And we'll have Nipple-cakes too!
See you at the movies.