Despite all the actresses wearing revealing gowns at the Academy Awards ceremony this year, the biggest boobs at the event may have been Seth MacFarlane and the producer who approved his song, "We Saw Your Boobs." That's the gist of Jamie Lee Curtis's recent blog post lambasting the Oscar host's tune about seeing topless actresses in the movies.
"The Oscars are about honoring art and artists. It is not supposed to be a cheesy vaudeville show," wrote the daughter of Hollywood legends Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh in HuffPo. She hinted some actors might boycott the ceremony in the future if it continues to be more roast than toast.The lyrics of the song included the lines: "In the movie that we saw, we saw your boobs. Meryl Streep, we saw them in 'Silkwood' and Naomi Watts in 'Mulholland Drive' and Angelina, we saw them in 'Gia.' Anne Hathaway, we saw them in 'Brokeback Mountain.' They made us feel excited and alive.'"
Though the "Halloween" star acknowledged that part of her successful acting career could be attributed to her hot body, she said she did not deliberately seek roles that exploited her physical assets. "I am an actress who has bared her breasts in films to satisfy the requirement of the role I was asked to do -- lucky to do, for in my case, those films were significant in my career," she wrote. "I didn't like doing it. I didn't ask if I could do them topless. I did what was asked of me for the part I was playing. Mostly asked by men."
Like Curtis, who is also the author of "My Mommy Hung the Moon" and nine other children's books, other Hollywood actresses have also commented on their ambivalence about doing nude scenes.
Sharon Stone claimed she was "manipulated and exploited" when she agreed to do the famous pantyless crossing-and-uncrossing-her-leg scene for her "Basic Instinct" role and felt tricked by an assurance the lighting would dim the details. Though she said she felt uncomfortable with the explicit nudity that appeared in the final cut, the actress was the thirteenth woman to be offered the part after the likes of Michelle Pfeiffer, Meg Ryan and Julia Roberts refused to do it, and she later willingly posed for Playboy. (Coincidentally, Jamie Lee Curtis also posed for Playboy.)
Meanwhile, when a reporter asked Halle Berry her feelings about appearing nude on screen in "Swordfish" and "Monster's Ball," the one-time Catwoman had opposite views based on each scene's artistic value to the movie. "(The nude scene in Swordfish) was very gratuitous and for shock value. The only justification I had was that I thought that woman would do that," she said. "But with Monster's Ball, without this scene, I think it would be a very different movie. I think it's a pivotal moment and from that moment on, you understand why these two people get together."
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