In light of recent guidelines set out by CBS for the Grammies it has become clear that we have a problem. You know what it is… We have forgotten that we all have human bodies.
We have turned the concept of the human body into our enemy and bits of human parts which we all possess into contentious points of taboo.
In this show I explore the issue of privacy and ask what it really is that we object to when we see photos of celebrities in tabloid newspapers. Do we really respect privacy or is it a bit weirder than that?
We take the example of M Night Shayamalan movies and compare them to what happens when you remove the clothes of a human. I deconstruct the elements that make for a great horror movie. True horror writers and directors know that if they want to produce something great then their main job is to use the mind of the viewer to do most of the work. This is analogous to our attitude towards the human body today.
No Choice but a Human Body
The imagination is the most powerful tool on earth. If we want to progress we need to lay it all out so that we can shift our focus onto things that matter.
We are great horror writers, planting seeds into our minds and conditioning ourselves to be aroused by the things we place offlimits. They are not arousing for any reason other than the fact they are off limits. Wow, humans are baffling.
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