No THOR Feelings over nudity
So, last night, here in Las Vegas in an empty theater where my dear friend Belle works, I saw the latest released MARVEL film Thor Love and Thunder. Now did I see it because it’s MCU cannon? No. Did I see it because it’s Phase Four of this bazillion dollar franchise? Nope. Did I see it because there was full on nudity advertised in a family super hero film? Bingo! I’m that kinda guy.
In a moment that is teased in the film’s trailer, Chris Hemsworth’s Thor has all of his clothing blown off and is left standing naked. The Writer/Director Taika Waititi talked the scene up on a recent appearance on “The Late Show Starring Stephen Colbert,” revealing that Hemsworth shows his rear end and promising fans that they “get the full Hems’ Worth.”
Speaking to press at the film’s premiere this week, Chris Hemsworth said that his decision to bare just about everything was a long time coming.
“But, I mean, it was kind of 10, 11 years in the making, that shot,” Hemsworth said (via ET). “In each film we’ve taken off another item of clothing, and now we just kind of took it all off.” Hemsworth then made sure to credit Waititi with the idea, adding that “it was all his doing.”
It makes sense that Waititi took the opportunity to add a long-gestating gag to the superhero sequel, considering that he recently called the superhero sequel “the craziest thing I’ve ever done.”
“I definitely feel like we put everything – every idea and every single ridiculous concept or gag or stunt or character – into this film,” Waititi said. “I couldn’t be happier with it.”
So, in relation to the controversial nudity/butt scene I will say that as a naturist and a filmmaker myself ( THE NUDELS OF NUDELAND TheNudels.com among others like UNCHAINED currently on Amazon) I’m not only in favor of normalizing nonsexual nudity and in doing so I applaud this but also later in the film, a few scenes later in addressing what occurred with our hero being forcibly stripped fully nude in front of a large audience, Tessa Thompson’s Valkrye states he was “humiliated” earlier to which Thor says “I was just nude” like it was no big deal and thus nothing to be ashamed of in any way, to which Natalie Portman’s character says “I was okay with it” and immediately Korg says “I loved it!” This was affirming that simply being naked is not some earth shattering event.
This was great considering all the families and folks that would go to see a superhero flick. Very positive for any body-positive movement. That’s the good news.
Of course the negative would be double-standard, that had it been say Natalie Portman stripped nude with Chris Pratt’s Star-lord and Rocket Raccoon watching her on display with vagina and breasts exposed, well then it wouldn’t be seen as comic relief, instead the criers would say that’d be some kinda misogyny. We all know that. But I suppose one step at a time. Overall I felt the movie was meh as a movie, overly woke garbage with expected predictable plot and CGI effects less grand than a modern video game; but that being said I’m always on the side of championing more nekkid fun.
“Thor: Love and Thunder” was directed by Taika Waititi, who previously directed “Thor: Ragnarok.” He co-wrote the script with Jennifer Kaytin Robinson. In addition to Hemsworth, the film stars Natalie Portman, Chris Pratt, Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Dave Bautista, Russell Crowe, Melissa McCarthy, and Matt Damon.