In New York City, a small group of passionate women launch a revolution movement to "Free the Nipple" and decriminalize the female body. Based on a true story, this mass movement of topless women, armed with First Amendment lawyers, graffiti installations and national publicity stunts, invade New York City to protest the backwards censorship laws in the USA. The film centers on a liberal journalist, named With, who sees potential in a story and hooks herself up with the group of women, led by the idealistic and eccentric Liv, and works with the close-knit of to follow the group in their quest. Written by
Having watched this film purely out of curiosity towards the movement it really has swayed me to believe in it. It is not just about giving women the opportunity to walk around the streets topless just as many men do freely in the summer months, in fact it's hardly about that at all. It's about societies approach to female nudity and how we are censored from birth, forced into a mindset that sees nudity as obscene and something that should be avoided at all cost. It is the basis by which women and men are seen as completely different and therefore treated completely different. Woman have nipples, men have nipples, yet just because women have a little more behind theirs they must cover them up? When you really think about it, it's so clearly wrong.
The film was an interesting look at the approach of activists and, although clearly made on a budget, it gives a small insight into the amount that some people sacrifice in order to get a few others to think about something for just a few seconds in the hopes of evolving the way our society works.
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