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Old 11-08-14, 06:37 AM
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Keira Knightley Posed Topless to Protest Photoshopping

I remember the King Arthur poster. In the US it was altered but in the UK her breasts were not augmented. Something similar happened with Emma Watson in one of the Harry Potter posters.

Keira Knightley Posed Topless to Protest Photoshopping

"I think women's bodies are a battleground and photography is partly to blame"

Keira Knightley recently posed topless in Interview Magazine as her own personal protest against photoshopping. Knightley told The Times she demanded the (not safe for work) photos be unedited so people could see what she really looked like.

“I’ve had my body manipulated so many different times for so many different reasons, whether it’s paparazzi photographers or for film posters,” Knightley said. “That [shoot] was one of the ones where I said: ‘OK, I’m fine doing the topless shot so long as you don’t make them any bigger or retouch.’ Because it does feel important to say it really doesn’t matter what shape you are.”

Knightley’s figure was controversially distorted on the poster for King Arthur in 2004: Her breasts were edited to look bigger than they are in real life. Though the studio bore the brunt of that scandal, the actress herself came under fire in 2006 when she and Scarlett Johansson posed nude with a fully clothed Tom Ford on the cover of Vanity Fair, in a picture that emphasized the gap the demands made of famous women and men in terms of playing up their sexuality. (Rachel McAdams reportedly skipped the shoot after realizing the women would be asked to pose in the buff.)

But Knightley is taking a stand now. The Interview shoot captures Knightley’s real figure—including her true breast size. “I think women’s bodies are a battleground and photography is partly to blame,” the Imitation Game actress told The Times. “Our society is so photographic now, it becomes more difficult to see all of those different varieties of shape.”

That’s just one of many candid truths 29-year-old Knightley has been preaching on her current press tour. This month, she also told Net-a-Porter that she’s annoyed as a feminist that most movies reflect only what middle-aged white men want and identify with. She has turned down many a role because she thought she was being asked to do things male actors are never asked to do—specifically gratuitous sex and violence. “It’s actually a difficult question: how much flesh are you meant to bare?” she said. “We’re saying that we should be sexually liberated but then again not that sexually liberated. It’s confusing.”

She added that she long ago left fairy tales behind: “Why should you wait for some f–king dude to rescue you?”

Amen.
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Re: Keira Knightley Posed Topless to Protest Photoshopping

She does have a point that society does that. It is annoying and offensive. I didn't know that the UK side didn't alter her. Media is very white and male controlled. Hell, female gender attributes at time can be blamed by how male culture created them by the oppression offered in society as a whole as a way to survive. Now brandished as a female aspect, those things can easily be seen as stemming the want of the male for the female. Instead of the female creating it for herself.
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Old 11-08-14, 07:33 AM
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Um, the heavy photoshopping that goes on in Vogue/Cosmo is not done for the benefit of men.

And the battleground is not limited to women's bodies - it is done to men too; and perhaps in a mor extreme fashion with rampant steroid use in hollywood, and by male models.
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She was topless in Domino...not much to see
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Um, the heavy photoshopping that goes on in Vogue/Cosmo is not done for the benefit of men.
It is and it isn't. The magazine may not be targeted to men but the idea is that they want women to believe that those models are what men want.

With that said, I do agree with your second point. You have Men's Health, Men's Fitness, GQ and Esquire... all magazines targeted to men with photoshopped men on the cover.

It's a practice that really should stop all together.

With that said, it's very easy for Keira Knightly isn't it? She's beautiful. Her entire career is revolved around being beautiful. She doesn't skip a gym day because it's part of her job not to skip a gym day. Her standing up and showing the world how she looks without photoshop doesn't really do much to show people how "real" women look. On top of that she's still using high end photography and a talented photographer. Sure there's no photoshop but the picture is far from "real".

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It's a practice that really should stop all together.
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I don't know about that. Does anyone not know photos are altered?

And I'm not sure "people" (the customer) want it stopped. In her case I go to the movies to get away from reality. Not make sure what I see is reality.

Also, seems arbitrary to stop at photoshopping. Should we allow digital effects, special effects, editing, etc? Those things are done to make the movie better as well as make the stars look better.

Now, I will say the model should be aware of what is going on. Meaning, if they don't agree to alterations of their pic's upfront, it shouldn't be done. It should be part of the release/contract. Just like a radio station shouldn't be allowed to alter songs.

A fitness model on facebook complained about this (that she didn't know they would alter the image). She posted the unaltered and altered photos. It was clear they make her boobs bigger and hips and legs thinner (which did not need to be done), but also obvious they made her skin look smoother, took out a blemish, made the lighting on her face look better, gave more color to her outfit. Should we not remove the occasional pimple? Give them a better tan? Again, I think the focus is boobs and thinness, and muscles, but there are a lot more alterations that go on.

And is doing this any more "fake" than women who wear a push-up bra?
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And is doing this any more "fake" than women who wear a push-up bra?
Or wearing makeup to appear to be more attractive than they are.
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*skims article skims article* Oooo. Pics!

Keira Knightley is beautiful. Adding bigger boobs in the King Arthur poster was stupid.

Really, any kind of production that is looking for little tweaks (like Photoshopping larger bewbs into a poster) is just salvaging a stinker. The root of the problem is that there isn't enough confidence behind a production. And the root cause to that is that you have a movie in the can (is that still the term?) that sucks. So you have to start salvaging whatever you can.

If you have a good movie to release, you can be as genuine as you want.
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Good for her. But I'd rather see Justin Bieber topless.
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She was topless in Domino...not much to see
Unless you like incredibly hot naked women.
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big or little titties, no matter. i'd still tap that.
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Good for her. But I'd rather see Justin Bieber topless.
That can be arranged...
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this should be in The Fappening thread...
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Keira Knightley Posed Topless to Protest Photoshopping
And nobody noticed she was topless.
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big or little titties, no matter. i'd still tap that.

I'd still tap her no questions asked
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Good for her. But I'd rather see Justin Bieber topless.
His tits might be bigger.
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I'd still tap her no questions asked
There'd probably be a few questions, like: "Who are you?" and "How did you get in my flat?"
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I'd give her a cream pie. No questions asked.
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big or little titties, no matter. I'd still tap that.
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I'd still tap her no questions asked
One question: Which hole first?
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This thread is worthless without pics.
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This thread is worthless without pics.
The original photoshopped picture in question:

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Normally I don't agree with PS'd actors, but if this pic didn't need it, I don't know what would.
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Big or small, I love them all. (As long as they're real.)
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