Paris-based sales outfit WTFilms has nabbed Lisa Esco's "Free the Nipple," a New York-set comedy based on real women who battled the cops and courts for their topless rights in America.
Pic stars actress-turned-filmmaker Esco, playing a blogger/photographer who joins forces with other women to fight for the right of women to be topless in public places. In the humor-laced pic, Esco also examines the ways in which violence and sex are treated differently in the U.S., and emphasizes the media's indulgence towards violence and over-sexualized portrayal of women's bodies in American popular culture.
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" 'Free the Nipple' poses the question, What is more obscene: violence or a nipple? The Federal Communications Commission and the Motion Picture Assn. of America (which regulate content on most TV shows and films) are often criticized for allowing toxic levels of violence in films and TV while being aggressively strict on nudity and sex for our adult viewing audiences," wrote Esco in an editorial published on the Huffington Post, which supports Esco's endeavor, along with Miley Cyrus and other media personalities.
Currently in post-production, "Free the Nipple" was produced by Esco, U.S. exec Hunter Richards, as well as Lisa Azuelos and Julien Madon from France.
WTFilms' Dimitri Stephanides and Gregory Chambet are showing a trailer of the pic at the EFM.