Naked in the Forbidden City

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As one of Beijing’s most visited attractions and the geographical center of one of the world’s most populous cities, the Forbidden City is of incredible importance to China and its people. The home of the Chinese imperial palace and the center of government for five centuries, the Forbidden City remains under tight security and supervision even though, practically speaking, it now functions as little more than a museum and cultural and historical exhibit. So how then did a photographer and a nude model manage to shoot erotic pictures at the flagship site of the notoriously porn-unfriendly country’s cultural treasures? ‘Cause they did, bless ’em.

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Photographer Wang Dong – no, I’m not making this up – when confronted by outraged users of Chinese social media site Weibo that his work, softcore nude photos of a female model claimed “I was only doing my work and did not affect anyone.” That’s not an opinion shared by palace authorities who issued a statement this week calling the photos disrespectful to the historical significance of the site and that Dong and his model breached moral and ethical boundaries with their unapproved shoot. Security cameras captured Dong and his unnamed cohorts rushing into the palace grounds to beat early visitors and it is believed staff tried to stop the photos being taken but were apparently unsuccessful.

Various pundits have spoken out and condemned the photographer and his work. Li Chunhua of Zhejiang University of Media and Communications chastised thusly “Nude photos should be taken in proper places… Sitting on relics is improper behavior and it sets a bad example.” Dong, who posts on Weibo as WANIMAL seems accepting of his new role as artistic outcast, revealing nothing more of his position than one cryptic statement: “It is the destiny of the expresser to be misunderstood.”

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But, really… Look at this breathtaking vista! Tell me you wouldn’t want to get naked, shoot porn, or fondle your lady behind a stone lion here!

Bonnie Rotten: EXPOSED

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You’d think everyone would be used to seeing a woman’s breasts by now. With rampant displays of cleavage and total toplessness at an all time high according to the National Department of Boobolgical Statistics, and with public disgust at such displays at an all time low, you wouldn’t expect a topless woman in the most sinful, decadent, and indulgent city in the country to turn heads, let alone lead thousands of men to the kind of slack-jawed gawking not seen since the days when Janet Jackson’s infamous hand-bra album cover graced billboards and distracted male drivers the nation over. Yet, here we have intrepid exhibitor of naked flesh, Ms. Bonnie Rotten, swanning around Manhattan and just, like, fucking blowing everyone away with her tits, or something.

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Telling a TMZ cameraman she doesn’t “give a fuck” about being seen naked (No shit?), Rotten traipses through Central Park and cites demonstration of a New York law that allows toplessness as her motivation. The looks of outrage and repulsion as Rotten bounds (and bounces) around TMZ crew members and the occasional actual New Yorker are mind boggling. In this day and age, a woman’s breasts causing grown men to skip girlishly down a path, calmly give directions when asked, and even smile politely when confronted with the, uh, confronting image of the AVN winner’s spider-web breast tattoos – it’s just about unheard of, an almost complete non-reaction and clearly not the one Rotten or TMZ were looking for.

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Before boarding a subway train and garnering even less attention for her hardly shocking behavior, Rotten tells the camera she’s starting to feel a little nervous. “I’ve heard they have crabs on the train,” she explains. I mean, fuck, folks – the jokes write themselves with this one! “They’re very real,” she tells a table of men in Times Square ogling her famous, award-wining, million-Google-Image-Search-hit-returning mammaries, basically refuting the claims made by an investigative YouTube journalist in late 2013, as seen here:

Well, TMZ and their controversial pornstar du jour have certainly shown us that… what, women can go topless in New York without garnering much attention from Johnny Law, The Man, or ultra-conservative eunuchs. Cool. It’s a pity Scott Weiner ruined San Francisco for nudists or perhaps Bonnie Rotten would have shot a stroll down Market Street naked from head-to-toe.

Library Girl Sets Sights on Nighty News

Kendra Sunderland, who you may know as “Library Girl” after she put Oregon State University on the map with her now-infamous in-library webcam striptease, might have ditched her studies and dropped out of college after her antics led to a Public Indecency charge and, among other career boosts, a Penthouse magazine spread, but now she’s angling for intellectual credibility once again by auditioning for Naked News.

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Broadcasting the headlines of the day in near and total nudity, Naked News quickly made headlines of its own upon launch in 2000 and had many convinced television journalism was now deader than Edward R. Murrow. “The program with nothing to hide,” soon became yesterday’s news to all but a devoted group of followers, so the meeting of Naked News and today’s nude-on-the-net it-girl makes perfect sense. Auditioning for Naked News after an interview with anchor Eila Adams went down a treat with viewers, Sunderland graced the CGI newsroom and tried her hand at teleprompted to-camera delivery. While most Naked News anchors manage to deliver information clearly and succinctly while casually undressing, Sunderland struggled to sound confident and noticeably hesitated when it came to pronouncing Giselle Bündchen’s last name. Although only lasting 90 seconds, Sunderland’s audition showed her potential (or lack thereof) when it comes to newscasting. Still, trying to build a career out of a misdemeanor charge of Public Indecency caused by a 17-minute viral video can’t exactly be easy and we should at least congratulate the on-again off-again academic exhibitionist on her continued apparent newsworthiness.

Naked News offers daily broadcasts covering pop-culture, politics, and any other news items deemed easier to digest when delivered by an attractive woman without clothing.

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