Actress Ellen Barkin recently spoke out about a traumatic experience she had on set while filming a nude scene. In an interview with The Guardian, Barkin revealed that the director of the movie ripped her merkin off during the scene, leaving her feeling violated and violated.
A merkin is a pubic wig worn by actors and actresses during nude scenes. The purpose of the wig is to cover up any visible genitalia that may be seen on camera. However, Barkin’s director felt that the merkin was too obvious and decided to take matters into his own hands.
“He said, ‘I don’t like the merkin, I don’t think it looks real.’ And he just ripped it off,” Barkin said. “It was a violation. It was a violation of my body and my soul and my spirit.”
Barkin said the incident left her feeling violated and deeply humiliated. She said it was a violation of her trust and her sense of safety. She said it was a violation of her body as a woman and as an actress.
“It was a violation of my autonomy,” she said. “It was a violation of my right to make my own choices about my body and how I wanted it to be portrayed on screen.”
Barkin’s story is a reminder of how important it is for actors and actresses to have control over their own bodies and how they are portrayed on screen. It is also a reminder of the importance of creating a safe and respectful working environment on set.
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