Coincidentally timed with Lenny Kravitz’s headline-making wardrobe malfunction, actor Kevin Bacon is asking Hollywood to level the playing field when it comes to full-frontal nudity. In a mock-PSA by Mashable, the actor, who is making the promotional rounds for his upcoming film “Cop Car,” makes a sincere case for increasing the amount of male nudity onscreen to rival that of female nudity — it might have even saved “The Following.”
“It’s not fair to actresses and it’s not fair to actors because we want to be naked too,” Bacon says in the video. “Gentlemen, it’s time to free the bacon. And by bacon of course I mean your wiener, your balls and your butt.”
Bacon goes on to single out several popular series and films and offers up ways in which male nudity would make them all better. He name-drops HBO’s “Game of Thrones” as a show that could be enhanced by “one or two wieners every couple of minutes” and volunteers for the cause by citing his previous onscreen nudity as proper credentials to play “a wizard or something.”
“Have you seen ‘Wild Things?’ I was super naked in that,” Bacon says. “It was awesome.”
There are many comedic gems within Bacon’s earnest call-to-action, but his jab at the cancellation of “The Following,” that it met its untimely demise because of its lack of “Free Bacon,” is a particular treat.
“Sore subject but ‘The Following’ didn’t have a single shot of my penis and now it’s canceled,” Bacon says, sadly. “Surprise, surprise.”