Double standards in media?
August 4, 2009 9:59 PM Subscribe
A question about acceptable body parts on TV, movies, etc. (explicit)
posted by Tarumba to Media & Arts (25 answers total)
Is there a law that establishes what body parts can be show in mass media? How is it that we can see breasts, and sometimes even vaginas (I distinctly remember a couple of episodes of the Penn and Teller show with completely naked women, for no apparent reason, not to mention The Sopranos, etc.), but penises are completely inappropriate? Is it legally stated somewhere that male genitals aren't allowed on TV? (besides porn) and why on earth? I am talking about mainstream movies, TV shows, etc. I have never in my life seen a penis on any of them...except for the Borat movie, and they had them censored.
I know penises aren't "pretty", but still, isn't it...funny?