OK for TV commercials, that is. There are currently a couple of commercials that feature nude beaches, and not in a really terrible way. Just kinda funny.
One is for a cell phone company. The joke is that a family visiting a beach didn’t realize it was clothing optional because they were out of contact. Click here AT&T for that one.
The other features a beer on a beach as the camera pans past it to a sign that reads ‘Nude Beach’. “Miles away from the ordinary”. Here’s a link to that one: Corona
Either way, neither paints the nudist as evil or ridiculous. That’s a start, hey?
But isn’t it funny, and sad, the the very idea of a nude beach both tittilates and repulses non-nudists? It seems that they are drawn to that which they cannot have, for their own reasons.
We have all faced those same ‘reasons’ and found them to be groundless fears. If only we could share that experience.
But we can hope for the day when we don’t have to make up stories about where we spent the weekend or where we vacationed. Angie and I are ‘out of the closet’ so that’s no problem anymore, but we weren’t always and know plenty of folks who aren’t. Of all the various lifestyle choices out there which are (somewhat) generally accepted, nudists are still ranked by the average Joe amongst rapists, pedophiles, and communists. Thoroughly unacceptable.
In the meantime, I guess we’ll just have to do what a school teacher of mine recommended: “We shall strive to endaever!” Or was it that movie Indian?