Carice van Houten looks through the eyes of #metoo with different eyes on the films and series in which she was shown nude. According to the actress, female nude is often objectified. She says that in an interview in Knack .
"A lot has changed in my mind since #metoo. I don't know how the rest sees that, but now I look at things differently. Retrospectively I think: wait a minute, why was I naked all the time in all those films? "said the actress.
Van Houten says he found it quite normal at the time and still thinks "that you should not shun the female body". "The female body is beautiful. It's not surprising that you show it and that even women like to look at it. Only it is almost always the female body that is objectified and not the male."
"As a woman you are conditioned to pee "
The 43-year-old actress has already turned her new awareness into action. During the recording of a nude scene, she refused to draw a so-called nude clause. "I thought it was a very strange moment to come up with such a document. But as a woman I am so conditioned to pee . To do what is asked of you. It took me a lot of trouble to say:" I believe not that I'm going to draw that now, I don't think that's smart. "
In Instinct , the first joint production of Van Houten and Halina Reijn, no female nude can be seen. The viewer does see the male protagonist in his underwear. A conscious choice of the two women who want to insert films from a different perspective with their new production company Man Up.
"Halina and I both have the feeling that we have already played enough nude scenes. Halina also deliberately chose to objectify the male body. You only see him in his underpants. We also do it to show that we don't Nude. There is a lot of sexual tension but there is no nipple. "
"As a female producer we are taken more seriously than a few years ago. We owe that to the # metoo movement."
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