Sunday, February 17, 2008

Saying the C-Word

I can't quite figure out why I am interested in this example of Jane Fonda saying one of the FCC's forbidden words live on the Today show, while explaining her initial reluctance to participate in the tenth-anniversary production of The Vagina Monologues, which like many profanity-on-TV incidents has gotten rebroadcast on digital video, where we can watch it until the takedown notices are inevitably enforced by the networks over ownership of their intellectual property. I guess the confluence of a live theater production being discussed on TV and then repackaged for YouTube merits some attention. As I've said before, it also may be a case of creating future four-letter databases. Celebrities saying the "c-word" anyone? Would that serve Eve Ensler's goal of reclaiming the language about the female body and not have it be considered obscene? Let the remixes begin.

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