The Troubled History of Breasts on TV [Interview]

A couple of weeks ago, I was interviewed by writer Lauren Le Vine for a piece that she was doing on the history of naked breasts on American television. The resulting article was published by Refinery29 a week ago on April 30, 2015.

Le Vine does a good job of reviewing the complicated history of nudity on broadcast television, and highlights a number of the forces — prurience, sexism, racism, and politics — that have shaped who and what we see. She also does a good job of underscoring the fact that for better or worse, technology is rapidly making the Federal Communications Commission irrelevant, at least as an arbiter of cultural mores.

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