See Keira Knightley Nude Photos That Cause Media Uproar
“Pirates Of The Carribean” actress Keira Knghtley says her latest nude photographswere motivated by more than fashion despite many calling it x-rated and non-feminist!
The British-born actress was photographed for Interview magazine back in August, but this week revealed that the shoot by Patrick Demarcherlier was a protest against the unrealistic expectations placed on women, especially those in the public eye.
In an interview with Times Magazine, Keira said: “I’ve had my body manipulated so many different times for so many different reasons, whether it’s paparazzi photographers or for film posters.
“That [shoot] was one of the ones where I said: “OK, I’m fine doing the topless shot so long as you don’t make them any bigger or retouch.’ Because it does feel important to say it really doesn’t matter what shape you are.”
Moreover, according to The Telegraph’s Claire Cohen, Keira’s nude pic was ‘powerful, feminist’ and not a sex symbol for men to glance all day.
“Anyone calling these shots ‘sexy’ is horribly, horribly misguided,” she wrote. “To me, it’s clear that Keira hasn’t got her tits out for the purpose of male titillation. Powerful, yes. Strong, yes. Feminist, absolutely. X-rated? Not even close.”
In 2004, the slim-figure star had a particularly public battle with photoshop, when her chest was digitally enlarged for the poster of King Arthur.
“I think women’s bodies are a battleground and photography is partly to blame,” she told The Times. “It’s much easier to take a picture of somebody without a shape; it simply is. Whereas actually you need tremendous skill to be able get a woman’s shape and make it look like it does in life, which is always beautiful. But our society is so photographic now, it becomes more difficult to see all of those different varieties of shape.”
In 2006, Knightley posed naked for the cover of Vanity Fair magazine with Scarlett Johansson and a fully-clothed Tom Ford, the fashion designer, to emphasise the contrasting demands fame made on men and women’s sexuality.
Is posing nude for political reasons any justification at all?