Shailene Woodley: Nude Sex Scenes In Movies Defended As Just Being ‘Real Life’

Shailene Woodley: Nude Sex Scenes In Movies Defended As Just Being 'Real Life'

Shailene Woodley’s nude sex scenes in the upcoming movie White Bird In A Blizzard has apparently been earning the Divergent star some criticism for going naked on screen, but she feels that doing so is just being true to real life.

In a related report by The Inquisitr, the Hunger Games’ Jennifer Lawrence and Shailene Woodley have been compared because both of them have been featured as the main leading lady in dystopian movies. But Woodley doesn’t seem to think that’s fair:

“As women, we are constantly told that we need to compare ourselves to a girl in school, to our co-­workers, to the images in a magazine. How is the world going to advance if we’re always comparing ourselves to others? I admire Jennifer Lawrence, but she’s everyone’s favorite person to compare me to. Is it because we both have short hair and a vagina? I see us as separate individuals. And that’s important. As women, our insecurities are based on all these comparisons. And that creates distress.”

The funny part is that there is a rumor floating around that Lawrence is actually “creeped out” by Woodley.

In the case of White Bird In A Blizzard, it’s a period drama set in 1998 and tells the story about a teenage girl whose life is messed up when her mother disappears out of the blue. Although the plot sounds somewhat mundane, according to New York Magazine it’s Shailene Woodley’s nude scenes that has everyone talking and she also thinks that is unfair:

“Everyone was freaked out because I’m nude, but in real life, when I have sex, I’m naked. I don’t have a bra on, and I don’t usually have panties on. So let’s make a real movie! Let’s bring truth to the scene! I didn’t want to be exploited, but this girl–like most girls when they first have sex–doesn’t know what she’s doing. I wanted their first kiss to be sloppy, teenagerish making out. When you’re younger, you think you know what to do, but you really don’t.”

Do you agree with Shailene Woodley that movies need to portray the intimacy of sex as being realistic? Or do you think that Hollywood tends to purposefully sexualize everything and a video showing the Divergent star’s body off is just another way for marketing to gain producers more cash?