Is it OK to…

The Daily Telegraph - Saturday - - COVER STORY -

Be sud­denly grate­ful for our Amer­i­can cousins’ prud­ish­ness. Ac­cord­ing to Florence Pugh, who stars in The Lit­tle Drum­mer Girl, the BBC tem­pered the nu­dity in the forth­com­ing se­ries to ap­pease Amer­i­can au­di­ences. She is as­ton­ished that “bums and nip­ples” are con­sid­ered of­fen­sive when scenes of vi­o­lence are not, and she is right. That said, the naked Hid­dle­ston bot­tom scene in the last le Carré drama­ti­sa­tion has put us off bums on TV for good. It was just way too pro­nounced and bot­tomy. At the time we won­dered if it might even have been a false bum. Any­way it’s given us bot­tom aver­sion, as we dis­cov­ered in Body­guard. Nip­ples, ab­so­lutely fine.

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