Outlaw King, Netflix's bloodiest (and beardiest) movie of the year, has landed and quickly garnered a lot of attention. While on the film's press tour, though, actor Chris Pine saw an opportunity to address the fact that there is still a huge double standard when it comes to nudity on screen (of which there is some in Outlaw King). If you show a woman’s breasts, no one will bat an eyelid; but if there’s a penis involved — there tends to be a dramatically different response.
Still, it’s worth delving a little deeper into why we care so much. Part of the reason male full frontal gets so much attention is because it’s so rare, especially for A-list actors. Men rarely rarely get asked to show the full monty. It’s seen as extreme, something that will earn the film an extra strict rating from the MPAA. Where a naked woman might earn an R, a naked man might be considered NC-17 — as with Steve McQueen’s 2012 movie Shame, which showed Michael Fassbender’s character walking around his apartment naked.