Nude models in magazines still seem to take center blog space; you’d think by now we’d have all gotten our fill of naked men and women…or at least tittering about them. Still Kendall Jenner showing a little nipple in the current issue of GQ, Selena Gomez’s stripping in V Magazine makes news, as if this is the first time a celeb/model/reality star has flashed a little breast flesh or booty. But there are times when a naked body does cause a stir and more than just because the person in question is appearing nudity. In fact, maybe the nude is making news for the right reasons in the current case of Laverne Cox’s nude shot in the latest issue of Allure.
In what has come to be known as the magazine’s annual nude release, Allure is featuring actresses from T.V. and movies in its May issue. Jordana Brewster, Katheryn Winnick, Sandrine Holt are all naked in the magazine which pops up on stands he end of this month, as well as Cox, who’s nude pic is causing the most stir. The African American Cox appears on Netflix’s “Orange Is the New Black,” has been nominated for an Emmy and actually does sport a beautiful body to be celebrated.
She is also a transgendered woman.
As Cox says about this historic shoot she first balked at: “Seeing a black transgender woman embracing and loving everything about her body might be inspiring for some folks. There’s a beauty in the things we think are imperfect. It sounds very cliché, but it’s true.”
On “Orange Is the New Black,” Laverne played Sophia Burset and was the first openly transgender person to be nominated for an Emmy for that role. She also was the first transgendered person to appear on the cover of Time.