The Role Of Nudity In The Rolling Stone Magazine

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The narrative in the world and America especially, is constantly changing and the line between appropriate and inappropriate seems to be constantly shifting. The cover image of Julia Louis-Dreyfus in the Rolling Stone magazine is a prime example, of how the use of nudity in the cover reveals the twisted narrative in American society and entertainment.To have a comprehensive understanding of the cover and what it signifies, background knowledge on the publishers and the person on the cover is neccesaryJulia Louis-Dreyfus is an American actress, comedian, and producer. She is known for her work in television comedy, including Saturday Night Live, Seinfeld, The New Adventures of Old Christine, and Veep. The Rolling Stone
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It is now so deeply integrated in our society that a piece of entertainment loses its value when nudity is not present in some form. With all this nudity floating around,one may ask what role does it play in displaying the message of the image. Nudity itself is a challenging ideology to our society, the line between appropriate vs inappropriate and acceptable versis unacceptable have seem to grow thin. The act of nudity can represent a multitude of ideology before being nude was seen as sacred and the act of being seen nude especially in public was forbidden.But as the narrative has evolved overtime being nude is now correlated to being free and open minded. Being nude in our society is expressing yourself in a manner that you deem acceptable, that we shouldn't lot be limited to what society deems appropriate. It is actually a very selfish narrative where everything revolves around the person and his or her personal goals.Marita Sturkin and Lisa Cartwright hit on the ideology of individual in the “Practices of Looking,” “One could say that ideology is the means by which certain values, such as individual freedom, progress, and the importance of home, are made to seem like natural, inevitable aspects of everyday life (Sturkin & Cartwright 21).” This kind of egocentric narrative is present in the Rolling Stone cover when dissected fully,and it shows how the narrative in America is more like me, me, me instead of us, us, us. Even though nudity is now somewhat encouraged by our entertainment, there are still levels to nudity. In most cases when a woman is presented nude she is usually presented in a way that is not too exposing, just as Julia Dreyfus is doing in the cover. This is due to the fact that there is still a
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