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Eilis O'Hanlon: 'New Hollywood sex scene rules cover up same old exploitation'

News Summed Up 2020-02-02 05:30:00

One is that there should be "intimacy coordinators" on hand during every sex or nude scene, just as there are stunt coordinators for action sequences, to oversee standards and protocols. It would be miraculous if, years from now, a parade of actresses don't come forward to detail the way they really felt on these sets now being policed by intimacy coordinators. Netflix may think it's being progressive by employing intimacy coordinators, but this is a classic example of having your cake and eating it too. In the early days of silent Hollywood, the LAPD even used to be in studio to ensure young women were not mistreated. When increasingly explicit nude scenes remain ubiquitous in Hollywood, what choice do they really have, intimacy coordinators or not?


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