Inspired by true events, Free The Nipple follows a group of young women who take to the streets of New York City topless, to protest the archaic censorship laws in the United States. Activist Liv and With set out to start a movement and change the system through publicity stunts and graffiti installations while armed with First Amendment lawyers.
The film explores the contradictions in our media-dominated society, where acts of violence and killing are glorified, while images of a woman’s body are censored by the FCC and the MPAA. What is more obscene: Violence or a Nipple?
I fully support this movement. Obviously, for the obvious reasons, but there is a pretty serious point behind this. The censorship laws are ridiculous here in America, when we think about it. Guns, murder and all kinds of implied violence is a-ok on social networking sites and in movies and television shows, and the powers that be are ok with that, but if you show a little bit of aureola, its like the biggest crime in the world is being committed. Famously Rihanna was banned from instagram from showing a magazine cover that she was on, topless, and this is a problem?
I support the freeing of the nipple.