(KBCWtv) — Nude photos online is usually a bad thing for actresses (at least that’s what they want you to think) but for Reign star Caitlin Stasey, she’s not about to be a victim — she wants you to see her naked, to make a point.
REIGN: Everything About The ShowREAD MORE: Serinda Swan On Her Character Dr. Jenny Cooper In The CW's 'Coroner': 'The Humanity Seen In Jenny Is Really Resonating With People'
She took to Twitter this month to announce a new website featuring naked photos. Normally, that would sound like an Internet stunt to get traffic, and technically it is, but she’s not selling online advertising, she’s selling an idea. At least that’s the premise.
The Australian actress interviews women of all cultures, sizes, and backgrounds, and feature artistic and very graphic and un-retouched nude photos, while focusing the text on gender equality, religion, sexual health, and other pro-female topics. The site is biographical, which could also read like a very touchy-feely softcore porn site, if it weren’t for all the probing questions empowering women.
But why naked?
Well, it gets people talking about it and reading articles about it, like this one. But it’s more than that, says Caitlin. Being naked is empowering.READ MORE: Amy Smart On 'DC's Stargirl': 'It's Pure Entertainment'
“Let us reclaim our bodies. Let us take them back from those who seek to profit from our insecurity,” writes the star. Her photo has the text “Women are f!@#ing durable and powerful.”
In her own self-interview, she discusses he sexual orientation, and how she got there.
“I would have vivid dreams about other women. Every night I’d drift off into this utopia of women being available to me & knowing nothing other than my desire for them. There was no one in my life who also expressed these desires, no one in the entertainment I consumed, the books I would read, the company I kept. A lack of monumental events shaped my sexuality, masturbating in secret, telling no one, saying nothing, concealing all sexual queries or thoughts. It’s the single reason I’m so adamant that LGBTQIA characters be involved in children’s entertainment.”
So, sexually suggestive content, but with a political point.
It’s unclear if we should call this “NSFW.” It’s safe for work if your boss supports non-erotic, non-sexual, non-airbrushed real depictions of people. It’s not safe for work if you boss has a thing against nipples.MORE NEWS: Penn Jillette On Looking Forward To Getting Back On Stage Post-COVID: 'I Love Doing Shows, It's Really Been My Whole Life'
NSFW or maybe safe, depending where you work: http://herself.com/