Free The Nipple
Los Angeles film director Lina Esco is raising funds for the post production of her film “Free The Nipple”, a documentary aimed desexualising the female nipple. Appalled by American media’s glorification of violence and repression of nudity, passionate activists Liv (Lina Esco) and With (Lola Kirke) launch a revolution to “Free the Nipple” and decriminalize the female body. Based on true events, this mass movement of topless women, armed with First amendment lawyers, graffiti installations and national publicity stunts, invade New York City to protest the backwards censorship laws in the US. What is more obscene nudity or violence?
Lina tells us that today in the USA it is illegal for a woman to be topless in 37 states. In some states this even includes breast feeding. In New York City, in 1992 it became legal to be topless in public, but the NYPD continued to arrest women anyway. Lina believes these laws do not reflect the dream upon which the United States was founded. It’s with this belief that she and her colleagues took to the streets of New York with a film crew and armies of topless women. The campaign, online at freethenipple.com and @freethenipple, calls for financial support at fundanything.com/freethenipple.
Filming was shot by director/producer Lina Esco, with writer/producer Hunter Richards, producers Lisa Azuelos, Julien Madon, Hunter Richards.