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Fun Fact: If You Do a Nude Scene in a Movie, People Will See You Naked

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It’s my honest opinion that Ana de Armas can do no wrong. Even her accent in “Blonde” where she plays Marylin Monroe, looks to be horrific and it’s still perfect. The actress has been in some of my favorite movies and I’ve yet to come across a performance of hers I haven’t liked. I even want her character from the latest Bond film to make a reappearance.

But her latest comments made her seem a bit silly.

According to Variety, de Armas is a bit upset that her nude scenes in her upcoming movie will be focused on so much and spread around the internet:

“It’s upsetting just to think about it. I can’t control it; you can’t really control what they do and how they take things out of context,” de Armas said about her nude scenes being pulled from the movie. “I don’t think it gave me second thoughts; it just gave me a bad taste to think about the future of those clips.”

“I did things in this movie I would have never done for anyone else, ever,” de Armas said earlier in the cover story interview about the risks she took to play Monroe. “I did it for her, and I did it for Andrew.”

A fun but semi-gross fact about humanity is that we, especially men, like to see attractive women in the buff. If we’re all being honest with ourselves, they’re one of the most pleasant and enticing things to look at. In fact, it’s pretty safe to say that looking at naked women can be very addictive. So much so that the porn industry is consistently going gangbusters.

If you’re an attractive female like de Armas is, and you put pictures and videos of yourself without your clothes on then it’s pretty much an impossibility to keep those images from circulating around and kept in the context of the reason you were nude in the first place.

There’s a simple fix to this. If you want people to focus on the performances and messages in the movie and not focus on the body of the actress, then don’t make the actress get naked. If nudity does happen, then you can bet your bottom (no pun intended) dollar that your bits and pieces are going to make their way onto websites and into inboxes. You will become the object of lust. There’s no way around it.

And there are few people who understand this better than…Ana de Armas.

The actress is no stranger to doing nude scenes and has never been shy about them in the past. In fact, if I didn’t know any better, I’d say she’s more than happy to have these images circulate because it gives her a bit more of a male fandom. It’s kind of odd that she’s now sad that her being nude is going to do exactly what she wanted it to do in the past; entice men.

I can’t help but think this looks like a virtue signal, but if you’re willfully and purposefully exposing yourself to a crowd then you’re effectively agreeing to have those intimate parts of you become public and be viewed and utilized in whatever way the viewer wants, whether it be for artistic purposes or something a bit more carnal.

The last thing we would want is for that basic knowledge to get lost in a sea of moral grandstanding. If a woman like those who expose themselves on OnlyFans or PornHub decided one day that their porn career was a mistake, it’s too late. Your images are out there forever circulating around the internet. You will be objectified and you can’t blame people for that. Wanting to mate with attractiveness is built into the human brain. That drive is responsible for the propagation of our species. It’s as natural as breathing.

We cannot separate ourselves from it. So if you get naked, prepare to be lusted after.