Actress got her Ya Yas out

The Sun and Mail Online have been accused of being “reductive and irresponsible” after publishing nude photographs of Jodie Whittaker in articles covering the announcement that she is the new star of Doctor Who.

Reporting the BBC’s announcement on Sunday that Whittaker would be the first female Doctor, both publications ran articles about Whittaker appearing naked or topless in previous acting work, illustrating the stories with stills.

Equal Representation for Actresses (ERA), a campaign group, said it was surprised and disappointed by the publications’ coverage of Whittaker.

ERA said: “We are delighted by the casting of Jodie Whittaker as the 13th Doctor. However, we are surprised and disappointed by the Daily Mail [Mail Online is owned by the Daily Mail and General Trust] and the Sun’s reductive and irresponsible decision to run a story featuring pictures of Jodie in various nude scenes.”

Umm, yes? When introducing a new actor don’t we usually get shown examples of her previous oeuvre? Is any round up of Bert Reynolds’ career not going to include that Playgirl centrefold?

50 comments on “Actress got her Ya Yas out

  1. Well if she wanted to maintain her modesty she should have maintained her modesty. If she wasn’t bothered neither should anyone else be.
    Again the actual argument is “look how super considerate I am”

  2. Knew it was going to happen– this female Doctor Who shit– but it provides the ideal time to make the move and shut the BBC down.

    Gone in a week with compo etc ONLY paid to low level staff–techs, cleaners etc.

    The Boss class and the Frankfurt School sucking scum are fired all at once sans compo and with pensions confiscated. Don’t care how it is done–use Civil Contingencies Act if needs be ( that would serve the bastards right–Bliars own provision for tinpot tyranny used on its creators) just get it done and with “slurp shit and die” the clear message to all those who don’t like it.

    Better a few harsh acts now to break the left now than God knows what horrors might be needed to break their evil after they have managed to fully establish it–via say a Corbyn victory and subsequent takeover.

  3. Well if she wanted to maintain her modesty she should have maintained her modesty.

    Tsk! No, her posing nude was an illustration of her empowerment, something to be celebrated in this modern age. But if anyone should actually mention it, they’re sexist, judgmental, and misogynistic.

  4. I knew a woman once who confessed she’d been to orgies, those of the low-grade kind. She went mental at my reaction, saying she was fully entitled to explore her sexuality, it was empowering, and I was being sexist.

    A little while later I asked if she’d ever been filmed having sex. She went mental, saying I’d insulted her by the very suggestion of it.

    It appears for the modern feminist a shameful act is something one hasn’t yet engaged in.

  5. @TimN
    “Tsk! No, her posing nude was an illustration of her empowerment, something to be celebrated in this modern age. But if anyone should actually mention it, they’re sexist, judgmental, and misogynistic.”

    ..aaaaaand of you don’t mention it, you are contributing to the silencing of female artistic expression.

  6. “Knew it was going to happen– this female Doctor Who shit– but it provides the ideal time to make the move and shut the BBC down”

    Oh for fuck’s sake. It’s a programme about a time travelling alien, primarily aimed at younger people. I haven’t watched it in 30 years but I don’t remember it being written in law that the part of the fictional alien must be played by a man. Or is a time travelling alien being played by a woman just too unrealistic?

    I think you need a bit of fresh air: maybe take the dog to the park and get a bit of perspective.

  7. Feminists are currently engaged in a campaign of stating which sexually transmitted diseases they are currently suffering from.

    I cannot work out if this should be seen as a valuable public service or a sign that feminism has hot rock bottom and started to dig.

  8. The Sun published the photographs under the headline “Dalektable”

    Damn, that’s good.

  9. If you want to be Pendantic, she’s the 14th Doctor. Everyone seems to forget John Hurt’s five minutes as the War Doctor.

  10. The lobby group can’t really be “surprised” that the Sun and Mail Online used an excuse to show pictures of a woman’s tits; it’s what they do all the time.

    So they’re lying and we can ignore them.

  11. @salamander: fuck me! Really? And who is to blame for their acquiring those diseases?

    @GlenDorran- as an aside, the fact that the new Dr Who is a woman is (I think) less relevant than the way the BBC News service has chosen to make a big thing of it- multiple articles positing it as a ‘what if?’ in the run up, the big reveal, along with think pieces about ‘what it all means'(TM) and the bits on the social media reaction.

    I suspect that’s what has ground ecks’ gears, rather than the facts of the matter.

  12. John Square: the sun rising in the morning grinds Ecks’ gears. To be honest I usually skip his rants as it all blends into one after a while and any point gets lost in the froth.

  13. @Glendorran

    But I do love the way he is never afraid to aim high: female Dr Who? ‘Hang the scum’
    High rise fire? Hang the scum
    Overcast periods with light rain and a freshening north easterly breeze? Hang the etc.

    Scary thing is, I sometimes think he’s probably right

  14. “Knew it was going to happen– this female Doctor Who shit– but it provides the ideal time to make the move and shut the BBC down.”

    I don’t think this means it should be shut down in itself. But I think it’s symbolic of the death of the BBC.

    At this point, all they’re doing is sucking up to the state and the enemy class to retain the license fee. It might work, but it really might piss off the audience.

    Little boys do not like girls. If you get invited into a nephew’s room to see his toys, he will not have a Frozen bedspread. He’ll have Lightning McQueen or Iron Man. Likewise, a girl’s character bedspread will be Frozen or Barbie. At that age, kids are looking for heroes that they aspire to be. Nerdy boys want to be Dr Who. Doesn’t really matter that the plots are shit. Dr Who is the time travelling ubernerd. Now, someone might argue that lots of girls like Dr Who, and some do, but it’s a small percentage. And in the process, you’re going to have boys running off to find something else to watch.

    Count this as a good thing. Fucking up one of their flagship names is going to fuck up public support, merchandise and international sales. That means less support for the BBC.

  15. we are surprised and disappointed by the Daily Mail […] and the Sun’s reductive and irresponsible decision to run a story featuring pictures of Jodie in various nude scenes.

    Why? She looks great. Boobs are on the small side, but nothing wrong with that.

  16. John Square,

    “as an aside, the fact that the new Dr Who is a woman is (I think) less relevant than the way the BBC News service has chosen to make a big thing of it- multiple articles positing it as a ‘what if?’ in the run up, the big reveal, along with think pieces about ‘what it all means'(TM) and the bits on the social media reaction.”

    Right. This isn’t a creative decision. The decision to switch Ripley in Alien from male to female was deliberately done to screw with audience expectations. Making M a woman in Bond was to reflect the new world that Bond was moving into. Those were creative decision. This is a political decision. SJW pressure for a female Dr Who has led to this.

  17. To be honest, if they wanted to be really radical they would have made him appear as that very rarest of things on Telly these days, a middle aged, straight, white guy in his fifties, who was pretty good at physics, likes watching rugby and is probably called Martin.

  18. GD–The peddling of Marxian feminism –and transgenderist bullshit–on a £145 a year tax thieving boils my piss. Sorry you don’t like that but tough Aberdeen Angus turds.

    Esp when–as you put it–it is aimed at younger people with the deliberate intent of normalising the abnormal in accordance with marxist bullshit. Now that what is left of a kind of British icon is be all fucked up with “gender fluidity” it does indeed seem to be time to strike at the BBC. However the truth is that any drama or value in the character has already been bashed out by the CM kicking he has already had. Dr Who is not from this world and should present a sense of wonder and the possible marvels of the Universe to the young. Not peddle r attempt to “normalise” a sordid marxist hit parade of PC perversions de jour.

  19. If anything could demonstrate to us about the ulterior motives of feminism and minority representation, it is the constant demand to replace existing White Males everywhere rather than create something new themselves. They are parasites living off the host body of White Male accomplishments.

  20. @Mr Womby

    If you want to be *really* pedantic, Tennant’s Doctor regenerated into himself. Which is why Matt Smith had run out of regenerations and the Impossible Girl had to apply to the Gallifreyan civil service for an extension. Which makes Jodie the 15th.

  21. It’s alright if you insist on spelling “centerfold” as “centrefold” but–does that also give you license to call Burt Reynolds
    “Bert”?

  22. I don’t have a problem with a female Dr Who, it let’s them add a few more twists and turns. I do have a problem that it is to reflect current society.

    Dr Who is escapist claptrap and we don’t want rit to reflect current society, there’s plenty dreary soaps to do that sort of social engineering.

  23. I look forward to the BBC’s male version of Pride & Prejudice. A boorish father unashamedly tries to arrange marriages for his five sons, much to the embarrassment of all concerned; while his downtrodden wife barely gets a word in edgeways.

  24. @ Andrew M
    The wife barely gets a word in edgeways.
    No – sorry, you can cast Diane Abbott as Marilyn Monroe but that is something you can’t get from a Hollywood scriptwriter.

  25. @AndrewM

    Sounds good. I’ll be looking forward to the bit where a sexy Miss Darcy emerges from the lake in her underwear…

  26. Jodie will be the 13th actor to portray the Doctor, the 14th incarnation to be called The Doctor, of the Doctor’s 15 incarnations.

  27. I last watched Doctor Who in about 1979. Now I’m not averse to a bit of triviality, but I cannot for the life of me understand why anyone over the age of 12 or with an IQ over 60 gives a fuck. Compared to casting Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher, for example, this is nothing.

  28. To be fair to Dr Who, it’s solid entertainment for people who don’t have sex.

  29. > why anyone over the age of 12 or with an IQ over 60 gives a fuck

    Because it’s the thin end of the wedge. Next we’ll have 007 as Jane Bond, shaken (baby syndrome), not stirred.

    The fundamental objection to the female-washing of existing characters is that men and women behave differently. Men engage in high-risk, high payoff activities; women don’t. Men engage in more short-term reward behaviour than women. Men compete, women collaborate.

    A swashbuckling adventurer like Dr Who / James Bond is a prototypically male creature. Women don’t buckle swashes: they rarely fight their way to top positions. Even poor Captain Janeway on Star Trek Voyager seemed as if she’d risen to the post by doing her homework every night and rigidly following Starfleet bureaucracy, in the way that only girls do.

    Writers can parachute girls into adventurous roles when the greatness is thrust upon them, e.g. the Hunger Games, or the newer Star Wars movies. But they still have to be plausibly female: Katniss wants to protect her younger sister, that’s a female emotion, that’s the right way to do it. Contrast with the two most recent Star Wars movies, where the female leads (Rey and Jyn) largely behave like risk-taking men. Yes we know women can do these things; but most women don’t. It feels contrived, because it is.

  30. Men compete, women collaborate

    Only in Hollywood. In real life it’s the opposite. Men form companies, gangs and clubs. Women Don’t.

  31. Yes, Roué le Jour. “Men compete, women collaborate” disseem an observation by someone knows very little about women. Women will find something to compete with other women over, or die in the attempt.

  32. “disseem” ? I know that is not what I entered. I entered “does seem”. It doesn’t even have enough letters FFS!

  33. Fair points; but men only club together in order to compete even better. Young women don’t collaborate; but older ones do, hence the WI etc.

  34. @AndrewM
    Have you any idea what a forum for competition things like the WI are? Women join those sort of things for the opportunity to do down other women. Women will compete over anything.

  35. Entertainment is drama, drama is conflict. Hence the story is always about the rogue guy going off on his own. In real life if you leave a bunch of blokes alone for five minutes they form a football team and have a kick about. It stems from evolved behaviour, men collaborate to defend the tribe, women compete for the best bloke. Then that basic behaviour overflows into other things, like Dr. Who fan clubs.

  36. @MarkT
    “white guy in his fifties, who was pretty good at physics, likes watching rugby and is probably called Martin.”

    actually, we’re mostly called Simon (and work in IT). Some of prefer footy to rugger.

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