Spoilers follow for the film Ma.
Hollywood stars usually want to keep the footage of their private space away from the public – and they certainly do not want feedback. The actor Luke Evans, seen in the horror thriller Ma wants to know what the fans think of his role in the film. In particular, a controversial nude scene in full front.
After the release of the film, he posted a tweet asking if people "wonder" about a particularly disturbing scene in the movie, in which the title "Ma" (a deliciously unaffected Octavia Spencer) plays his character Ben Bed and torments him.
In the visceral scene, Ma Ben takes off his clothes and ties him to her four-poster bed. Ben is an old swarm who humiliated them in high school and the audience knows that nowhere is going well. In fact not: The scene quickly escalates when Ma grabs Ben's penis with one hand and swings a knife with the other.
It was a moment when every man in the theater involuntarily crossed his legs, but you know what? We will still call that a victory for gender equality in Hollywood. Full-front female nudity is much more common in mainstream cinema, whether for thrill or to demonstrate the brutality of women's bodies. Evans' wild role in Ma tilts the scale a bit ̵
In addition to undressing in Ma, Evans is currently also playing with Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler in Murder Mystery on Netflix and in Luc Besson's action thriller Anna, from June 21st.