A bad back kept me from attending the BET Awards '08 yesterday, which was a shame because did you see Nelly's six-pack! OK, I digress. But I've got skin on the mind because I've seen a lot of it in the last few days while screening some of this summer's new films.
Was it real or was it a prop from the Pleasure Chest? Don't know what to say about Will Ferrell pulling what appeared to be his testicles out of his pants and slapping them on his step-brother's (John C. Reilly) drum set in "Step Brothers." This new comedy written by Ferrell, Reilly and Jud Apatow contains more penis jokes than Lil' Wayne sold albums last week. And the good thing is that most of them work.
On Monday night I checked out Will Smith in "Hancock (July 2)." Not only was Mr. Smith hurling f-bombs in his new flick, he also showed his be-hind. Jada's one lucky sistah. Just a little of him goes a long way.
Opening up this weekend is Justin Timberlake in "The Love Guru." JT struts his stuff in a speedo that looks as though he stuffed it with avocados. The "enhancement" doesn't really make him look all that hot, but it is funny.
And, of course, Gilles Marini, a French actor who plays Samantha's (Kim Cattrall) hunky next-door neighbor in "Sex and the City," kicked off the summer of skin by exposing his full self for about 2 seconds.
If this is in fact a trend, I say three thumbs up and a double snap. It's about time we got some equality in the movies.