• Wed, Nov 16 2011

Jonathan Groff Has The Luxury Of Not Caring About His Nude Photos Getting Leaked

Jonathan Groff‘s reaction to nude photos getting leaked is drastically different than the female celebrities who’ve been in the same situation: When asked about it by New York Magazine last week, the Glee and Broadway star thanked them for their concern but laughed off any anxiety, saying, “[T]he thing about the nudity… that [director Jeff Lipsky] was trying to capture in our movie was the reality of it, and not trying to hide it or cut away when people would normally be naked, so, I don’t know, it’s just a movie I did!”

Jonathan’s got two things going for him here. One is that his nudity came from a more respectable outlet—that is, the indie movie Twelve Thirty instead of snapped in a hotel room or home bathroom. According to Jeff Lipsky, the movie is a modern-day homage to The Graduate that features one guy becoming romantically and sexually involved with two women and their mother. Jonathan’s two nude scenes (as rumored) seem too few for a movie like this. But regardless, it’s an indie that decided to really pack a punch. He did it for his art, you got that? [tagbox tag= "nude photos"]

Obviously Jonathan’s nonchalance has spread to everyone else, since the photos got leaked a year after he shot the thing. In the case of starlets getting their nude photos leaked, it was usually just a few months from when they were snapped (which helps us in guessing who they were intended for).

And therein lies the (other) rub: Jonathan is not a nubile female starlet. I have to believe that there’s a double standard at play here, that we shame female celebrities for stupidly indulging in naked photos, but applaud a young actor like Jonathan for the “daring” risk of going full-frontal on-camera. It’s who’s behind the camera that directs whether the ensuing photos are shameful or beautiful.

You know the only other celeb in recent memory who doesn’t give a shit about nude photos getting leaked? Anthony Bourdain. It’s a man’s world.

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