1. Various of calendar models talking to friends before the exhibition
2. Mid shot of Carmenza Gomez, a Colombian actress before the exhibition
3. Mid shot of people being welcomed to the exhibition
4. Mid shot of Florence Thomas, French feminist heading to the auditorium
5. SOUNDBITE: (Spanish) Florence Thomas, French Feminist:
“So, it was a project that represented a lot of rebelliousness because I wanted to break all the stereotypes of beauty and I wanted to widen the concept of beauty with diversity and laughs because we had so much fun by doing it. We met with friends while eating soup, which Patricia (her friend) had prepared for us, and then we drank vodka because we were all a bit scared to do it (take their clothes off).”
6. Video with a sign reading: “Dateless women”
7. Various of Francoise Audouin, French citizen and a professor, posing nude for photographs
8. Various of Vicky Hernandez, Colombian actress posing nude for photographs
9. Mid shot of woman posing topless
10. SOUNDBITE: (Spanish) Carmenza Gomez, Colombian Actress:
“My whole life I have exhibited my soul through my performances and what I have done in theatre and on TV. I have undressed my soul, my emotions and my feelings and now I think it’s very valid to undress my body, because right now my body is the total of the other parts, my soul, my feelings, my emotions, my history.”
11. Various of Gomez posing nude for the photographs
12. Various of Clara Jaramillo’s body being painted
13. Mid shot of Jaramillo looking in mirror
50-SOMETHINGS STRIP FOR CALENDAR
A group of daring women – all over fifty – stripped naked on Monday to pose for a nude calendar in a bid to challenge conventional ideas about beauty.
The ten women, from France and Colombia, included actresses, an anthropologist, a human rights activist, a cook and a photographer.
Unlike the usual glossy calendars and professional models, these pictures show no silicone or plastic surgery.
The models said that the calendar, called “Sin fecha de vencimiento” or dateless, was an attempt to widen the concept of beauty.
Florence Thomas, a French feminist who has lived in Colombia for several years, said the project was all about “rebelliousness” and breaking the “stereotypes of beauty”.
Yet despite their defiance, Thomas admitted that they needed a a few swigs of vodka to summon up the courage to strip off.
She confessed: “We drank vodka because we were all a bit scared to do it (take their clothes off).”
Colombian actress Carmenza Gomez said that posing for the calendar was a natural thing to do after all her theatre and television performances.
“I have undressed my soul, my emotions and my feelings and now I think it’s very valid to undress my body, because right now my body is the total of the other parts,” she said.
The calendar will go on sale in 2007.
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