December 07, 2004

Starship Troopers shower scene

During the mercifully brief ad breaks in Inspector Morse on UKTV last night, I switched over to Starship Troopers on Sky Movies, a truly atrocious shoot 'em up sci-fi dirge.
The only interesting bit in the film is, of course, the shower scene. It's the usual coy camera shot above the waist only. For most pimply adolescents this has the bonus of the girls' breasts visible during the banter. And, of course, the boys' fabulous pecs - the only thing a movieplex dweller can aspire to.
The terrible sexism of the shot was not the girls proudly displaying their tits, which turns the boys into soaped-up droolers, but the clearly visible (and listed as a goof) boxer shorts on one of the boys.
I hear it is fairly common in New Zealand sports clubs that men shower in their underpants. Personally, I can't think of anything more disgusting. Why isn't that unnatural behaviour outlawed?

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