Friday, July 22, 2011

Butt Double -- Writer's Poke #295

In Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park, Ace Frehley had a black fill-in/stunt double. This was quite noticeable, to say the least, every time the "black Ace" appeared on screen.

Now it has come out that Mila Kunis used a butt body double in her new film Friends with Benefits. Here's the difference: Mila was involved in the selection process of finding her derriere double, and she wanted to make sure that the butt selected matches the butt that is attached to her torso. In other words, when audiences watch Friends with Benefits, they will assume that the butt on screen is Mila's. The butt will not stick out like a black Ace Frehley.

So, if Mila is willing to let audiences assume that the butt is in fact the genuine article, why didn't she just shoot the scenes herself? Someone should take the time to get to the bottom of this. After all, the film is promoting Mila Kunis, including her butt. Some generic butt is not what fans are paying good money to see. It's the bodily equivalent of paying for Coke and getting Sam's cola instead...

Which part of your anatomy would you like the services of a body double? Does the use of body doubles in film offend you?

"I wish my butt did not go sideways, but I guess I have to face that." -- Christie Brinkley

The following article was consulted when writing this poke: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Derriere

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