Recently we have been experimenting with creating videos for youtube. Questions arise regarding what is acceptable content on youtube, specifically with regarding to nudity and material of a sexual nature.
Sometimes we may have images that contain nudity. For instance, we might present fashion nudes which is common in mainstream fashion magazines like Vogue, especially the European editions. We also may present classic or Page 3 style pinups which are at least topless and sometimes bottomless.
Now as far as I can tell, youtube does not allow videos that are pornographic or sexual explicit. Pornography is kind of hard to describe, but I presume it means no sexual intercourse or oral sex. I would guess no masturbation, either. And no penetration. Youtube supposedly does not allow videos that contain full frontal nudity. Full frontal means the genitalia is displayed. Full frontal usually doesn’t mean naked breast, which would be called topless.
The way youtube deals with this issue is to have a FLAG button so that users can report a video as inappropriate.
Well here is a video by The Dandy Warhols called Bohemian Like You. The video shows a series of scenes where a girl or boy first appear fully clothed, and then in the next shot they are totally nude. Most people would call this full frontal nudity.
BTW, we all think that this is a great song and a really creative music video. Kudos to the musicians and director. This just goes to show how subjective all this stuff is, what adult content is or is not, what has redeeming social value and what does not. You can only decide for yourself. It’s all in the mind of the beholder, and how silly it is to try to codify any of it into law or contracts.
(We originally only provided a link to the video because embedding was disabled by request.)
Bohemian Like You (HD Official Video)