I've inundated my friends and family for years with commentaries on everything from foreign currency transactions to the menu at Taco Bell. Some of my commentaries are funny or insightful. Some are me ranting about something I'm annoyed about. All of them come with "Frank's Blog Guarantee" - if you think I've wasted your time with a blog entry, you have the right to kick me in the shins as hard as you want.
Wednesday, January 05, 2011
Natalie Portman's "Inappropriate" Bottom Covered
Not For the Trailer
Natalie Portman will appear this spring in a new film entitled Your Highness. It's from the director of Pineapple Express and tells the comical story of prince who goes on a quest to rescue his kidnapped bride (Portman).
In one particular scene, Natalie Portman is seen wearing what can only charitably called a thong. There really isn't much of a costume there. In fact, about the only thing that is in that costume is proof that she spends a lot of time at the gym.
However, when it came time for Universal Studios to release the trailer for this film, they digitally altered the scene to show Natalie Portman wearing a more modest bikini bottom. She will still wear the more revealing thong in the film, but for the trailer, the studio changed it so that she was wearing something a bit more modest.
Usually, studio executive want to change things so that their actresses are showing more flesh, not less. Universal, however, went the other way and played down Natalie Portman's assets.
(And yes, I did intend to make that pun.)
Anyway, I want to say that when Hollywood is covering up an actress's butt instead of exploiting it like they usually do then it can only serve as proof that we are are living in some strange times, my friends.