A gratuitous list of the most memorable moments of male nudity. When it is appears on screen, the penis is a statement. It's a fleshy exclamation point — the answer to a question most dare not ask. The penis is the most versatile and powerful weapon an actor can pack in his theatrical tool belt. And just like every actor's natural ability, some penises have a much larger range than others; some have the capacity to thrill, shock, amuse, arouse and horrify. Directors constantly push the penis envelope, dreaming up new ways to utilize this cinematic trope. With each glimpse into the fleshy souls of these famous actors, the world becomes a better place.
Do I have your attention? Most of our knowledge of the male penis is derived from stand up comedy and movies — either porn or pop culture. Put on a thin cotton T-shirt or a thick winter sweater and your boobs are still visible and their size easy to determine. The penis on the other hand is rarely on display. Do African Americans have bigger penises that their White or Asian brothers? Well, that depends on who you ask.
Later this month, Japanese moviegoers will be able to see male genitalia on a movie screen without any cuts or edits for the Japanese premiere of Kinsey. Films that have previously tried to push the boundary of censorship were not saved for artistic merits and instead were regarded as pornography. Oshima claimed the famously revealing movie was art, but Eirin insisted it was pornographic and censors sliced through the movie. Even when given a re-run in Japanese theaters five years ago, Eirin still make adjustments to 15 parts of the movie.
A baby in Turkey has been born without a penis in a birth defect considered so rare it is thought to strike only one in 30million boys. Only 80 cases have ever been recorded in scientific literature. The boy was just one-day-old when he was whisked off to see paediatric surgeons who were tasked with investigating his condition. Tests showed he had a vesicorectal fistula — an abnormal connection between his bladder and rectum.