Originally Posted by Rach
Can't do this one, guys. I just can't imagine repeat viewing of the dude's hog flopping around.
We Americans seem to have very strange reactions to male nudity in films.
Case in point: When I saw 28 Days Later at the theater, the crowd howled with laughter during the opening shots of the ill character lying naked in the hospital bed. I mean, the guy was lying there sick, and this crowd thought his "hog" was the funniest thing they'd ever seen. I seriously think this particular crowd would have guffawed at the nudity of concentration camp victims in Schindler's list.
I dunno, to me the nudity in Eastern Promises lends a certain vulnerability and a primal/animalistic feeling to the entire fight scene. Believe me, seeing Vigo's "hog" isn't my idea of a good time either, but I didn't find the scene objectionable. Lord knows my wife has to put up with enough T&A in movies and she doesn't think twice about it.