NYC Gym: In The Nude Classes

WAIT A MINUTE! In the wake of sexual assaults, sexual harassment, and inappropriate sexual advances, a gym in New York City thinks it is an appropriate time to move into coed naked fitness classes! Really?

Does that mean that if your classmate merely gives you a lascivious look it is time to scream sexual harassment, or do you wear blinders? Does it mean that if you get accidentally bumped the gym will be sued and the bumper put in jail?   I cannot believe the absurdity. I wonder what company is insuring the gym?

It is hard enough to visualize sexual harassment being an issue in Hollywood wherein women routinely will provide sex for a role, or where the body flaunt at every event is about who can titillate more than the other… by wearing as little as possible while still wearing ‘something’.  Adultery is the norm, yawn, and orgies the party scene.

Of course, this does not even begin to address the magazines and fashion catalogs that attempt to utilize every imaginable means of showing flesh without being labeled X rated.   All this while I stare at my PG-13 computer monitor that has a naked woman – albeit from the rear on Fox News.

We may be having a sexual predator revolution, but it seems a bit odd to have a revolution against predators while simultaneously ratcheting up nakedness, immorality and sexier than thou clothing and pictures all over the MSM News networks!   Does anyone else see the absurdity?

The other comical aspect of the story which was presented as simply a factual account of normalcy is the fact that this gym is frequented by Hollywood personalities, including; Rihanna, Sandra Bullock and Tyra Banks… I wonder if Harvey Weinstein is a member?   Or Kevin Spacey?  

The gym does provide an out for those who are more modest… for those too embarrassed to do their yoga routine completely naked, the gym does allow members to wear nude underwear, all the while promoting the decision as “cheeky fun”!   How quippy quaint  of them…

Who in their right mind would teach such a class and feel safe from an accusation of sexual assault?   Does the teacher ‘adjust your pose’? Give you pointers? What happens if a man becomes aroused, is that sexual harassment? I imagine everyone is required to sign a very lengthy, very cheeky, waiver claiming that they will take full responsibility for every overt act that might be construed as sexual harassment and identify it as ordinary conduct.

Hypocrisy Hollywood could not possibly get more bizarre.   Remember Jennifer Lawrence in tears because she had to undress … er, and the humiliation… er, only to discover she proudly did a Playboy layout after?

For those who know yoga the poses include; downward dog, numerous poses that purport to strengthen the ‘groin’, uttanasana , cobbler pose… help me here! Some of these are embarrassing enough ‘with’ clothes on!

All of this is advertised as ‘forward thinking’, which is Hollywood break-yoga for “hey, sex predators come on in the party is on”!

Harvey?

Celluloid Heroes…

There is an old song by The Kinks titled, Celluloid Heroes. It was a favorite of a boyfriend, and I remember seeing the live decades ago. I think it is appropriate because it identifies the role of ‘movie stars’ or ‘entertainers’. They are a prop, a character, a stage persona, that we identify with based on the role they play. Their true beliefs and personality are supposed to be locked inside themselves, given that is not their purpose. Therein, we can create – heroes.

The initial goal was to create heroes that were flawed, men and women who came to see their err in life and rose above as their lesson was learned. Jimmy Stewart played a host of such rolls, always with a failing, always with a message, always with a learning.

Today, actors seem to have abandoned this shadow appearance and taken on roles that are politically, socially, and morally obscene. And as such, don’t realize that this taints their screen appearance. It seems more a fraud than a role. It makes them … smaller.

In particular, I am watching a Christian themed Christmas movie in which Ed Asner stars as a devout – Christian father. In reality, Asner has been vocally demonstrative, demeaning, and vacuous in his hatred and divisive nature. And so, I no longer see an actor, I see a hypocrite.  I wanted, a celluloid hero.

I don’t think Hollywood quite understands how vast is their destructive mouth and tongue, how uneducated is their stance, or how stale is their breath. And I try and recall Christ’s words, “They know not what they do…” As he asks for forgiveness of their vast sins.

Most recently I was shown a Facebook post in which Gaga sat and for a lengthy term had an analogue with herself about how we must all stop being so divisive, so antagonistic, so filled with contempt and foul negativity toward others who don’t share beliefs. And yet, a quick Google search revealed her revile, her hatred, her animosity, her repugnance… her very vocal negativity toward anyone who did not hold her beliefs, of anything and all that was not in align with – her.

Of course, what this revealed is the fact that Hollywood hypocrisy is somehow ignored, or forgotten, or justified…

Another case in point: I recently wrote a response to a ‘Christian Blogger’ in Australia, Mike Frost, whose site stated that he embraced 1) open conversation 2) grace vs nature, and 3) positivity vs negativity. The blog I was responding to was about how American Christians are hypocrites when it comes to the Bible and gun control… Errr, not positive, not filled with grace, and as I found – not open – unless it was to laud and praise the ‘author’.  OUCH!

  1. Not positive. But, I still – believed. And so I presented facts and statistics. I was completely blind-sided when his response to my statistics and facts from the US perspective didn’t align with his and as a result he chose to attack my character – like a Hollywooder. Instead of the ‘open conversation’ and ‘grace’ he spoke about, his true value was about self and attack.

But even worse, he revealed that he most likely – was not a Christian at all. It was a mask.

He was no different than a ‘celluloid hero’ pretending to be something – that was far afield of ‘truth’.   What was revealed was that there are wolves who will use the Christian platform to attempt to woo people into a false reality. He was not about ‘open conversation’, ‘ or ‘grace’, or ‘positivity’, he was about bashing Christian American’s as ‘hypocrites’ and shaming me as incompetent. Neither of which support his ‘belief system’.

It is quite sad.

I knew the name Jimmy Kimmel. But I knew nothing of the person. His fame was simply a by-product, like Kathy Griffin, he has made a name for himself based on his animosity and hatred. But otherwise, I had no idea, who he was as a person. No college degree (an honorary – doesn’t count, sorry), a shitake mushroom load of self lauding, self grandizing, self glorifying that makes me cringe, grit my teeth, and stiffen into contortious contempt. As in “ARGHGHGHHGHHGHGHG” are you kidding me! His bio is ‘not’ one that I would embrace.

But that is the evolution of “Hollywood”, the celluloid heroes who once were, but are no more… instead they are simply grandiose narcissists who have no boundaries, ethics or morality.   And as such – The World Turns.