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18th May '18 10:28:58 PM Occidensill
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When it comes to prepubescent girls, it's a bit complicated. On one hand, since the breasts aren't present and child anatomy is androgynous, babies and girls younger than 7 can be considered non-sexual. On the other hand, since the female nipple is so sexualized, the practice of covering the female nipple from infancy onward might still be in place. The producers may think it better to play it safe than be slapped with child pornography accusations. Needless to say, cultures vary on this view.

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When it comes to prepubescent girls, it's a bit complicated. On one hand, since the breasts aren't present and child anatomy is androgynous, babies and girls younger than 7 can be considered non-sexual. On the other hand, since the female nipple is so sexualized, the practice of covering the female nipple from infancy onward might still be in place. The producers may think it better to play it safe than be slapped with child pornography accusations. Needless to say, cultures Cultures vary on this view.



* ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'' involves EldritchAbomination women with nipples. FanDisservice.

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* ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'' involves EldritchAbomination women with nipples. FanDisservice.



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* L'il Kim's dress outraged Diana Ross: She JIGGLED Ms Kim's exposed boob and demanded "Just what do you call this?" and walked away in high dudgeon: Ms Kim just stood there open-mouthed for the whole evening; when she could eventually say something, all she could say was, "She jiggled my booby!"

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* ** L'il Kim's dress outraged Diana Ross: She JIGGLED Ms Kim's exposed boob and demanded "Just what do you call this?" and walked away in high dudgeon: Ms Kim just stood there open-mouthed for the whole evening; when she could eventually say something, all she could say was, "She jiggled my booby!"



* [[http://skepchick.org/2011/05/your-body-is-obscene-if-youre-a-woman-or-look-like-one/ Very strange example.]] Andrej Pejic is [[note]] Well, was. Andrej Pejic [[{{Transgender}} now goes by]] Andreja Pejic. [[/note]] a male model with a very androgynous, feminine appearance. He wass often photographed in female clothes, styled as a woman. One time, he appeared on the cover of a magazine, styled as a woman, in which he was shown opening his shirt as though he were baring his breasts ... which, of course, [[http://skepchick.org/wp-content/uploads/dossier.jpg are totally absent]]. Nevertheless, Barnes & Noble actually refused to display the magazine publicly, and ordered it to either change its cover or agree to be sold in a paper bag, on the grounds that the picture was too reminiscent of a topless woman. Needless to say, B&N has no trouble displaying topless men that are obviously masculine ...

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* [[http://skepchick.org/2011/05/your-body-is-obscene-if-youre-a-woman-or-look-like-one/ Very strange example.]] Andrej Pejic is [[note]] Well, was. Andrej Pejic [[{{Transgender}} now goes by]] Andreja Pejic. [[/note]] was a male model with a very androgynous, feminine appearance. He wass often photographed in female clothes, styled as a woman. One time, he appeared on the cover of a magazine, styled as a woman, in which he was shown opening his shirt as though he were baring his breasts ... which, of course, [[http://skepchick.org/wp-content/uploads/dossier.jpg are totally absent]]. Nevertheless, Barnes & Noble actually refused to display the magazine publicly, and ordered it to either change its cover or agree to be sold in a paper bag, on the grounds that the picture was too reminiscent of a topless woman. Needless to say, B&N has no trouble displaying topless men that are obviously masculine ...As it turned out, B & N was just ahead of the game. Andrej Pejic [[{{Transgender}} now goes by]] Andreja Pejic.



** if they're changing, they're changing slowly and going down fighting. Check out artist Rebecca D. Harris and the saga of the fight she had with Facebook over [[http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-00QpD8F8r_4/VObvR3IymcI/AAAAAAAADPw/WNz5BOacAYc/s1600/Screenshot%2B2015-02-20%2B08.23.30.png this image]].
13th May '18 9:56:36 AM StarSword
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* ''Anime/DarlingInTheFranxx'' avoids showing female nipples mainly via camera angles and HandOrObjectUnderwear or {{Scenery Censor}}ship. However, the HotterAndSexier manga adaptation (by Creator/KentaroYabuki, the same artist as ''Manga/ToLoveRu'' above) ignores this.
11th May '18 2:40:35 AM StFan
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* Inverted with Creator/RumikoTakahashi, who has no qualms against displaying nipples on most female characters in her series, prominently ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf ''. It's her ''male'' characters that inexplicably don't have nipples.
** The manga of ''Manga/InuYasha'' similarly shows Kagome bathing nude in the sixth chapter, though the anime is {{bowdlerized}}.

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* Inverted with Creator/RumikoTakahashi, who has no qualms against displaying nipples on most female characters in her series, prominently ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf ''. It's her ''male'' characters that inexplicably don't have nipples.
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nipples. The manga of ''Manga/InuYasha'' similarly shows Kagome bathing nude in the sixth chapter, though the anime is {{bowdlerized}}.



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* ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}'':
** The female centaurs are shown bathing bare-breasted, although they have no nipples. The flower necklaces they wear often don't help either.
** The "Night on Bald Mountain" sequence has several split-second shots of harpies with visible nipples. It's interesting to note that when footage of this segment was used in the [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Disneyland]] show ''Theatre/{{Fantasmic}}'', it was carefully edited so as to avoid showing the harpies.
* The PG-13 ''WesternAnimation/TheTripletsOfBelleville'' features an animated version of Josephine Baker, a black entertainer in the 1920s whose costume consisted of [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b1/Baker_Banana.jpg little more than a skirt made of bananas]].
* Subverted for the first time ever in a Disney film in ''Disney/{{Moana}}'', as the toddler Moana in the opening sequence isn't wearing a top, and thus her nipples are clearly visible. This is apparently only acceptable for the very young girls on the island, as those who appear to be over 6 or so wear tops like the teenage girls and women.
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* Referenced in the Creator/EddieMurphy film ''Film/{{Boomerang|1992}}'' where a perfume commercial (featuring a character played by Grace Jones) is being edited and the main characters go to great lengths to figure out whether a shot of her bare chest features a nipple. Eddie Murphy's character insists it's just a shadow. Eventually, the editor does a close-up and declares "It's a nipple, 'cause I'm drooling".

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* Referenced in the Creator/EddieMurphy film ''Film/{{Boomerang|1992}}'' where a perfume commercial (featuring a character played by Grace Jones) is being edited and the main characters go to great lengths to figure out whether a shot of her bare chest features a nipple. Eddie Murphy's character insists it's just a shadow. Eventually, the editor does a close-up and declares "It's a nipple, 'cause I'm drooling".drooling."



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* One scene in one episode of ''Series/GoodLuckCharlie'' shows Charlie totally shirtless and wearing a "shirt diaper." Since she is toddler, she gets off with a G or Y rating.
** However, Amy occasionally provided some serious ParentService, due to wearing bras that weren't padded well enough to prevent this trope. What's really amazing is that it happened frequently. Surprisingly, no ExecutiveMeddling occurred, and the MoralGuardians never complained.

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* One scene in one episode of ''Series/GoodLuckCharlie'' shows Charlie totally shirtless and wearing a "shirt diaper." Since she is toddler, she gets off with a G or Y rating.
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rating. However, Amy occasionally provided some serious ParentService, due to wearing bras that weren't padded well enough to prevent this trope. What's really amazing is that it happened frequently. Surprisingly, no ExecutiveMeddling occurred, and the MoralGuardians never complained.



** According to Elisabeth Sladen, the female companions of the 70s were often prevented from wearing bras by Costume in apparent hope of getting ParentService past the radar. (According to Tom Baker, he occasionally mistook Lis for a Dalek.)

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** According to Elisabeth Sladen, the female companions of the 70s '70s were often prevented from wearing bras by Costume in apparent hope of getting ParentService past the radar. (According to Tom Baker, he occasionally mistook Lis for a Dalek.)



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* ''Magazine/{{Loaded}}'' depended on candid photo-shots of C, B, and very occasionally A-list celebrities. In an age where the Internet was only beginning to become widely adopted, it popularized the genre known as "nip-slips" and "downblouses", accidental unposed shots of celebrities accidentally baring a bit more flesh than they thought. Even in a posed shot and even if the subject had stipulated "no nudity", they were not above printing any shots from the shoot where a nipple might have escaped. A famous front cover showed celebrity Ulrika Johnnson in what was apparently just a standard cleavage shot: close examination revealed a nipple had escaped and was peeping above the top of her blouse. This was no error or oversight - and added to the mag's notoriety.
** Note that ''Loaded'' is a British magazine, and nipples do not count as "nudity" in Britain. Magazines like ''Loaded'' and newspapers featuring [[PageThreeStunna Page Three Stunnas]] are not "top shelf" material; that classification is reserved for such as ''Playboy'' and ''Penthouse'' which show actual minge.
* ''Magazine/SportsIllustrated'''s annual swimsuit issue will show pokies, nipples through wet clothing, nipples that have been painted-over, and occasionally the edges, but never the whole thing.
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* ''Magazine/{{Loaded}}'' depended on candid photo-shots of C, B, and very occasionally A-list celebrities. In an age where the Internet was only beginning to become widely adopted, it popularized the genre known as "nip-slips" and "downblouses", accidental unposed shots of celebrities accidentally baring a bit more flesh than they thought. Even in a posed shot and even if the subject had stipulated "no nudity", they were not above printing any shots from the shoot where a nipple might have escaped. A famous front cover showed celebrity Ulrika Johnnson in what was apparently just a standard cleavage shot: close examination revealed a nipple had escaped and was peeping above the top of her blouse. This was no error or oversight - and added to the mag's notoriety.
** Note that ''Loaded'' is a British magazine, and nipples do not count as "nudity" in Britain. Magazines like ''Loaded'' and newspapers featuring [[PageThreeStunna Page Three Stunnas]] are not "top shelf" material; that classification is reserved for such as ''Playboy'' and ''Penthouse'' which show actual minge.
* ''Magazine/SportsIllustrated'''s annual swimsuit issue will show pokies, nipples through wet clothing, nipples that have been painted-over, and occasionally the edges, but never the whole thing.
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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', Slaanesh Daemonette figures used to have nipples, but out of all the GRIMDARK in the setting, this detail was considered a little too mature. Come on, it's the god of {{squick}}; if anything, they should have shitting dicknipples!

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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'':
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Slaanesh Daemonette figures used to have nipples, but out of all the GRIMDARK in the setting, this detail was considered a little too mature. Come on, it's the god of {{squick}}; if anything, they should have shitting dicknipples!



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* Completely subverted in ''Webcomic/TheMeek'', where the main character's naked upper half is fully visible for the entire first chapter. Despite the fact that it isn't sexualized in the least, people generally agree that her chapter is NotSafeForWork because of her nipples.
** Ironically, in the fourth chapter when she [[http://www.meekcomic.com/2012/01/03/ch04-04web/ appears again]], her nipples seem to have [[BarbieDollAnatomy completely disappeared]].

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* Completely subverted in ''Webcomic/TheMeek'', where the main character's naked upper half is fully visible for the entire first chapter. Despite the fact that it isn't sexualized in the least, people generally agree that her chapter is NotSafeForWork because of her nipples.
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nipples. Ironically, in the fourth chapter when she [[http://www.meekcomic.com/2012/01/03/ch04-04web/ appears again]], her nipples seem to have [[BarbieDollAnatomy completely disappeared]].



* Averted in [[http://www.pasteldefender.com/182.html this page]] of ''Webcomic/PastelDefenderHeliotrope''. The author even says in her comments that she was going to cover Hannya's nipples, but then decided that hiding hers while showing Ransei's was a DoubleStandard (and was ashamed that she considered it in the first place).
** It was already averted [[http://www.pasteldefender.com/158.html earlier in the comic]], so it would have been pointless either way.

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* Averted in [[http://www.pasteldefender.com/182.html this page]] of ''Webcomic/PastelDefenderHeliotrope''. The author even says in her comments that she was going to cover Hannya's nipples, but then decided that hiding hers while showing Ransei's was a DoubleStandard (and was ashamed that she considered it in the first place).
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place). It was already averted [[http://www.pasteldefender.com/158.html earlier in the comic]], so it would have been pointless either way.



* In the ''WesternAnimation/AeonFlux'' shorts featured on ''WesternAnimation/LiquidTelevision'' and in the 30-minute episodes alike, male nipples are twisted, suckled and toyed with in other sexual manners but it was Aeon's {{Stripperiffic}} costume that was the most problematic there.
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' was drawn in a style designed by Bruce Timm, who is heavily influenced by 50s pin-up art. Even when the nipples of his female characters are not fully visible under their clothing, their breasts still come to a peak. This is notably toned down in the later DCAU entrants, when compared to Timm's usual comic book cover and interior illustraions.
* The female centaurs in ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}'' are shown bathing bare breasted, although they have no nipples. The flower necklaces they wear often don't help either.
** The "Night on Bald Mountain" sequence has several split-second shots of harpies with visible nipples. It's interesting to note that when footage of this segment was used in the [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Disneyland]] show Fantasmic!, it was carefully edited so as to avoid showing the harpies.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/AeonFlux'' shorts featured on ''WesternAnimation/LiquidTelevision'' and in the 30-minute episodes alike, male nipples are twisted, suckled and toyed with in other sexual manners but it was is Aeon's {{Stripperiffic}} costume that was is the most problematic there.
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' was drawn in a style designed by Bruce Timm, who is heavily influenced by 50s '50s pin-up art. Even when the nipples of his female characters are not fully visible under their clothing, their breasts still come to a peak. This is notably toned down in the later DCAU entrants, when compared to Timm's usual comic book cover and interior illustraions.
* The female centaurs in ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}'' are shown bathing bare breasted, although they have no nipples. The flower necklaces they wear often don't help either.
** The "Night on Bald Mountain" sequence has several split-second shots of harpies with visible nipples. It's interesting to note that when footage of this segment was used in the [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Disneyland]] show Fantasmic!, it was carefully edited so as to avoid showing the harpies.
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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/RenAndStimpy'' where they switch places with a couple of babies. TheFaceless parents fall for the PaperThinDisguise and eventually take a bath with them. The mother's whole boob is visible in several shots during the bathtub scene.

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* ''WesternAnimation/RenAndStimpy'':
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In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/RenAndStimpy'' where Ren and Stimpy they switch places with a couple of babies. TheFaceless parents fall for the PaperThinDisguise and eventually take a bath with them. The mother's whole boob is visible in several shots during the bathtub scene.



* The creators of ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' decided that showing breasts on TV is ok, as long as they aren't attached to a womans body. The result was the Heavy Metal parody Major Boobage, where literally EVERYTHING was made of breasts or had breasts on it with no censoring. Except, of course, the Hot Chick.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'':
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The creators of ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' decided that showing breasts on TV is ok, as long as they aren't attached to a womans body. The result was the Heavy Metal parody Major Boobage, where literally EVERYTHING was made of breasts or had breasts on it with no censoring. Except, of course, the Hot Chick.



* In the ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead'' episode "[[IncrediblyLamePun Butt Is it Art]]," the duo steal nude paintings of women from the local art museum and cut out the "boobs" (as well as the "butts"). Surprisingly for the show's basic cable airing, the nipples on said paintings are uncensored. This occurs again in "Figure Drawing," in which the boys draw crude stick figure doodles of a nude model during a figure drawing class. The stick figures are drawn with unrealistically large breasts and uncensored nipples.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead'' ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButtHead'' episode "[[IncrediblyLamePun Butt Is it Art]]," It Art?]]", the duo steal nude paintings of women from the local art museum and cut out the "boobs" (as well as the "butts"). Surprisingly for the show's basic cable airing, the nipples on said paintings are uncensored. This occurs again in "Figure Drawing," in which the boys draw crude stick figure doodles of a nude model during a figure drawing class. The stick figures are drawn with unrealistically large breasts and uncensored nipples.



* The PG-13 ''WesternAnimation/TheTripletsOfBelleville'' featured an animated version of Josephine Baker, a black entertainer in the 1920s whose costume consisted of [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b1/Baker_Banana.jpg little more than a skirt made of bananas]].



* Subverted for the first time ever in a Disney film in ''{{Disney/Moana}}'', as the toddler Moana in the opening sequence isn't wearing a top, and thus her nipples are clearly visible. This is apparently only acceptable for the very young girls on the island, as those who appear to be over 6 or so wear tops like the teenage girls and women.
25th Apr '18 11:16:57 PM jormis29
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* ''Film/TheBlueMax'': Despite Ursula Andress seemingly being topless for real in several shots, a skimpy ModestyTowel never completely comes off her breasts even with all her moving around.

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* ''Film/TheBlueMax'': Despite Ursula Andress Despite Creator/UrsulaAndress seemingly being topless for real in several shots, a skimpy ModestyTowel never completely comes off her breasts even with all her moving around.
15th Apr '18 7:10:12 PM BattleMaster
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* The boss monster of Chapter 3 in ''VideoGame/IcewindDale'', a [[SnakePeople Maralith demon]] is completely topless during her fight (technically she's completely naked, but below the waist she's a giant snake). You can barely see that yes, she has nipples. And [[Gainaxing quite a bit of jiggling]] when she makes a melee attack.

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* The boss monster of Chapter 3 in ''VideoGame/IcewindDale'', a [[SnakePeople Maralith demon]] is completely topless during her fight (technically she's completely naked, but below the waist she's a giant snake). You can barely see that yes, she has nipples. And [[Gainaxing [[{{Gainaxing}} quite a bit of jiggling]] when she makes a melee attack.
15th Apr '18 7:09:31 PM BattleMaster
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* The boss monster of Chapter 3 in ''VideoGame/IcewindDale'', a [[SnakePeople Maralith demon]] is completely topless during her fight (technically she's completely naked, but below the waist she's a giant snake). You can barely see that yes, she has nipples. And [[Gainaxing quite a bit of jiggling]] when she makes a melee attack.
15th Apr '18 7:00:19 PM BattleMaster
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* In the ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons 3.5'' Monster Manual, there's a dichotomy: The harpy and the dryad are alien enough to be shown topless with nipples, but the nymph is inexplicably shown with some sort of covering.

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* In the ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons 3.5'' Monster Manual, there's a dichotomy: The harpy and the dryad are alien enough to be shown topless with nipples, but the nymph is inexplicably shown with some sort of covering. [[VaporWear Which is almost completely transparent]].
11th Apr '18 2:58:51 AM Cifer
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* [[http://skepchick.org/2011/05/your-body-is-obscene-if-youre-a-woman-or-look-like-one/ Very strange example.]] Andrej Pejic is [[note]] Well, was. Andrej Pejic [[{{Transsexual}} now goes by]] Andreja Pejic. [[/note]] a male model with a very androgynous, feminine appearance. He wass often photographed in female clothes, styled as a woman. One time, he appeared on the cover of a magazine, styled as a woman, in which he was shown opening his shirt as though he were baring his breasts ... which, of course, [[http://skepchick.org/wp-content/uploads/dossier.jpg are totally absent]]. Nevertheless, Barnes & Noble actually refused to display the magazine publicly, and ordered it to either change its cover or agree to be sold in a paper bag, on the grounds that the picture was too reminiscent of a topless woman. Needless to say, B&N has no trouble displaying topless men that are obviously masculine ...

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* [[http://skepchick.org/2011/05/your-body-is-obscene-if-youre-a-woman-or-look-like-one/ Very strange example.]] Andrej Pejic is [[note]] Well, was. Andrej Pejic [[{{Transsexual}} [[{{Transgender}} now goes by]] Andreja Pejic. [[/note]] a male model with a very androgynous, feminine appearance. He wass often photographed in female clothes, styled as a woman. One time, he appeared on the cover of a magazine, styled as a woman, in which he was shown opening his shirt as though he were baring his breasts ... which, of course, [[http://skepchick.org/wp-content/uploads/dossier.jpg are totally absent]]. Nevertheless, Barnes & Noble actually refused to display the magazine publicly, and ordered it to either change its cover or agree to be sold in a paper bag, on the grounds that the picture was too reminiscent of a topless woman. Needless to say, B&N has no trouble displaying topless men that are obviously masculine ...
3rd Apr '18 1:39:32 PM Bosco13
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* Happens with Columbia during a few scenes in ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow.'' When she's in pajamas, during the scene where she confronts Frank, she has a hole in her top and one nipple makes a covert[[note]]not really; at one point she tugs her shirt tight and it actually pops out[[/note]] appearance. During the "Rose Tint my World" and "Don't Dream It Be It" scenes, when she's [[OfCorsetsSexy wearing a corset]], her nipples are intermittently visible above the bodice. Richard O'Brien and Patricia Quinn [[WordOfGod discuss it]] on the commentary as a form of [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar exhibitionism]] on the actress' part.

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* Happens with Columbia during a few scenes in ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow.'' When she's in pajamas, during the scene where she confronts Frank, she has a hole in her top and one nipple makes a covert[[note]]not really; at one point she tugs her shirt tight and it actually pops out[[/note]] appearance. During the "Rose Tint my World" and "Don't Dream It Be It" scenes, when she's [[OfCorsetsSexy wearing a corset]], her nipples are intermittently visible above the bodice. Richard O'Brien and Patricia Quinn [[WordOfGod discuss it]] on the commentary as a form of [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar exhibitionism]] on the actress' part. O'Brien had always assumed that she did it by accident but Quinn tells him that Nell Campbell would practice it in their trailer.
31st Mar '18 11:45:12 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Roots}}'' and ''Shaka Zulu'' featured African women walking around top-free in a completely desexualized atmosphere. They were also made in 1977 and 1986, respectively. ''Roots'' followed the NationalGeographicNudity rule that women in Africa could be shown topless, but the same women brought to America as slaves had to be shown clothed.

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* ''{{Roots}}'' ''Series/{{Roots|1977}}'' and ''Shaka Zulu'' featured African women walking around top-free in a completely desexualized atmosphere. They were also made in 1977 and 1986, respectively. ''Roots'' followed the NationalGeographicNudity rule that women in Africa could be shown topless, but the same women brought to America as slaves had to be shown clothed.
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