'Free the Nipple' movement prompts feature film
Lina Esco, kickstarter of the #freethenipple movement (including the infamous hashtag we all know and love), has brought the cause to the next level and made a film about it. The movement itself seeks to empower women internationally against oppression and censorship. It also fights for women’s rights to breastfeed in public.
In the film, a group of ladies parade around New York City’s streets topless to protest biased censorship laws in the US. Most importantly, it poses the question, “Why is my nipple more obscene than a murder?” If that doesn’t leave lawmakers speechless, we don’t know what will. Esco, who also stars in the fim, tells Entertainment Weekly that “It’s not about going topless, it’s about equality”, and we couldn’t agree more.
Celeb supporters of the #freethenipple movement include Lena Dunham, Liv Tyler, Cara Delevingne, and Miley Cyrus, who recorded a cover of Melanie Safka’s ‘Look What They’ve Done to My Song, Ma’ for the film’s soundtrack.
Though the nipples are pixelated for the trailer, they’ll be wild and free in the actual film. Free the Nippple will hit theaters next month on December 12 but in the meantime, check out a little preview here.