OBJECTIFICATION - OR WAS IT JUST HOT?
Is topless Poldark a symptom of the objectification of men - or was it just a hot day's filming? Actor Aiden Turner says it was HIS idea to strip to the waist when he was shooting the epic TV series in Cornwall during one of the hottest summers on record. And in any case a Cornish farmer scything a field would be quite likely to get his kit off anyway, wouldn't he?
What we see much less often on screen is men in just their underwear (or indeed without it). But if we saw more would that be objectification? Is the novelty of a bit of male flesh causing the furore. Remember the Diet Coke Break folks?