Calender Girls Stike Again!
Women over 50 challenge beauty stereotype posing for nude calendar
Unlike the usual glossy calendars and professional models, these pictures show no silicone or plastic surgery. It will go on sale in 2007.
Basque News and Information Channel
March 7, 2006
A group of daring women - all over fifty - stripped naked on Monday to pose for a nude calendar in a bid to challenge conventional ideas about beauty.
The ten women, from France and Colombia, included actresses, an anthropologist, a human rights activist, a cook and a photographer.
Unlike the usual glossy calendars and professional models, these pictures show no silicone or plastic surgery.
The models said that the calendar, called "Sin fecha de vencimiento" which means women without expiry date, was an attempt to widen the concept of beauty.
Florence Thomas, a French feminist who has lived in Colombia for several years, said the project was all about "rebelliousness" and breaking the "stereotypes of beauty".
Colombian actress Carmenza Gomez said that posing for the calendar was a natural thing to do after all her theatre and television performances.
"I have undressed my soul, my emotions and my feelings and now I think it's very valid to undress my body, because right now my body is the total of the other parts," she said.
The calendar will go on sale in 2007.
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