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Saturday Night

September 7, 2008

Last night, at a local coffee shop aimed towards moms, some women gathered with me to watch the amazing film, Fifty Nude Women. I first heard about the film through this site – a reader had sent me a link – and it’s such a perfect idea, and goes so exactly hand-in-hand with The Shape of a Mother, that I passionately feel I need to promote it as much as possible. And local showings sounded like a fun way to do that.

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After a few technical difficulties (in that it turns out my laptop needs electricity to run. who knew?) we finally saw the ending on my friend’s laptop (her Mac, although electrified, would not hook up to the projector properly without a certain piece of elusive hardware). Luckily the movie is so wonderful that it was still uplifting even after all that.

I hope very much to have more showings around the county in the future (and I promise to bring my laptop’s power supply!), and I would encourage all of you, Readers, to try the same if at all possible. The license to show it in public is quite affordable and so worth it when you consider the self-esteem of women watching it.

Here are some of the things women at the showing had to say to Margot Roth, the producer of the movie, about it:

Thank you for such a beautiful film. It was amazing to see such a variety of body shapes and sizes. And all the women were laughing and smiling!

I think every woman needs to see this movie. It was very comforting to see such a diversity of women’s bodies of all ages and nationalities. This movie rocks!

This was an awesome film, as it shows us glimpses of how 98% of women look in the “real world.” Hollywood insists on glorifying the 2% who have fabulous bodies and even most of those are airbrushed. Young girls should view this to aid their self-esteem and give them a good body image. Young men should view it as a good reality check.

Incredible! Amazing! It’s true – we are ALL beautiful.

I truly wish nudity was acceptable enough that I could show this to my middle schoolers. Every adolescent girl should see this film. Is there a “50 Nude Men?” (They need it, too.)

I found myself smiling throughout the showing.

AWESOME, AWESOME film that shows what a real woman looks like without clothes.

Thank you, Margot, for giving this to the world. We need it.

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3 Responses to “Saturday Night”

  1. sherr Says:
    September 12th, 2008 at 7:22 pm

    i would love to see this.

    Until I stumbled across this site i had no clue what women’s bodies (with the exception of the odd family member) looked like under their clothes. absolutley no clue. sad but true. the few I saw in the gym locker room looked more like hollywood. When i saw this site I was amazed that other women look like me. I’m in my 20s… its sad how brainwashed we are.

  2. mother2 Says:
    October 10th, 2008 at 6:19 am

    I totally agree it’s said how brainwashed we are. I don’t want my daughter to grow up hating her body the way that I did only to look at pictures from 10 years ago and think she looks beautiful.

  3. Michelle Says:
    January 27th, 2009 at 1:06 am

    Yes sit is so sad.I don’t want my children to grow up hating their bodies like I hated mine.

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