That’s just, like, the rules of feminism! Kevin Bacon recorded one hilarious spoof PSA this week in the interest of gender equality.
The Following actor, 57, appeared in a mock public service announcement to call attention to the issue of male nudity. Sporting a leather jacket over a T-shirt and opening the video in retro shades, Bacon stayed serious throughout the clip, refusing to break as he extolled the virtues of stripping down.
“Hi, I’m Kevin Bacon,” the Golden Globe winner began. “There’s a big problem in Hollywood today: In so many films and TV shows we see gratuitous female nudity, and that’s not okay. Well, it’s okay, but it’s not fair to actresses and it’s not fair to actors because we want to be naked too.”
Bacon famously bared all in 1998’s Wild Things, getting naked to play police officer Ray Duquette. Now he’s calling on his fellow actors to do the same.
“Gentleman, it’s time to free your bacon,” the Footloose star said. “By bacon, of course, I mean your wiener, your balls, and your butt. Game of Thrones — you got three sex scenes an episode, how hard would it be to just show one or two wieners every couple of minutes? This is an issue of gender equality. Let me be on the show, come on! I’ll play a naked wizard or something.”
Following his suggestion to Game of Thrones, Bacon went on to call out other productions that could’ve used more male nudity, including Fifty Shades of Grey and the entire Marvel franchise.
“So what can you do to help? Use the hashtag #FreeTheBacon and tweet out a picture of your genitals immediately… What? What, we can’t…?” Bacon continued before being cut off and discouraged by a voice offscreen. “I’m being told that you should not do that. Really? Really? See, this is the problem, this is the problem right here!”
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