NO MORE PAGE 3 (by beckycoley)
I am a walking contradiction. I work in the film industry. I am a voyeur of the worst kind as a filmmaker; an image maker. I want to tell stories that are about love and life and sometimes that includes sex and violence. SO why do I have a problem with page 3 and why do I feel so compelled to actually make a video about it?
I love breasts. I think the female body is beautiful. I love to see nudity in art, fashion, films, where its relevant to a story or even just sometimes purely for aesthetic purposes.
My next film is a documentary in a steam room and half the people are naked.
SO am I not a hypocrite?
Why would I want to make a video for the No More Page 3 campaign? What’s wrong with these beautiful young girls bearing their breats for all the world to see? Why is it so strange to me to have that image next to stories about politics, war, pedophilia, rape, abuse and murder?
CONTEXT. That’s all. It’s about context. This is a national newspaper. It is a newspaper that is read widely and is very much part of our culture. It is a newspaper that is seen by children and had a big effect on me as a young girl growing up, even though no one in my house read it. It would still be found lying around many places we visited in our daily lives. [Rest.]