...And we hear Miley Cyrus is on the soundtrack
It started with a tweet. In December 2013, Miley Cyrus tweeted a picture of herself holding a fake nipple in front of her eye with the tag “@freethenipple”. By the summer of 2014, a global movement was born. This December, get ready for the movie.
So, what’s with the nipple, we hear you ask? The #FreeTheNipple campaign is all about challenging the censorship of women’s bodies, both online and out on the streets. Many are now jumping in on the act, wanting to know why it is illegal for women to be seen topless in public and social media but not men. According to the campaigners, an exposed nipple in Louisiana can cost $2,500 in fines.
It’s got some celebs equally hacked off. Who could forget Scout Willis’ Instagram protest when a bomber jacket deemed ‘too racy’ by administrators was removed? Pictured shopping for roses topless in New York, she tweeted the explanation for her nudity by saying: ‘This is about helping women feel empowered to make personal choices about their bodies not dictated by what society says is decent.’
Cara Delevingne and Rihanna soon joined the nipple-brigade and the hashtag became an overnight viral sensation. Now there’s set to be a movie. What’s more, Miley Cyrus is singing on the soundtrack: Too. Much. Excitement.
Described as ‘a spirited satire’ by the film’s distribution company, the tagline has got us positively stripping off our cable-knits in anticipation: ‘A group of fearless women fight for their right to go topless in public, as they smash societal taboos one bare breast at a time.’
Directed by Lina Esco, and starring Gone Girl’s Lola Kirke, we can’t wait to see the topless revolution hit the big screen next month. Can we expect Cara, Rihanna and Miley in cameo roles? Only time will tell…