NSFW Movie Recreation: The Shining

I thought about this assignment for a long time until I had a stroke of pure brilliance. Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining is one of the best and most artistic horror movies in film history, not to mention one of my personal favorites. I knew I wanted to adapt this iconic scene into something, well, a bit unorthodox.

*WARNING: FLESH-TONED DILDO*

 

 

 

So, yeah. I think this image is visually incredibly amusing but I also feel that it makes a statement about the cultural perception of sex. It is perceived as something to be afraid of; a taboo subject, something never to be discussed. Abstinence-only sexual education is taught in a large portion of the US. This perpetuates a lack of knowledge regarding sex that can lead to less safe sex, more unintended pregnancies, and huge psychological trauma surrounding the idea of physical intimacy. I’m a sex-ed teacher with the Emory Office of Health Promotion, so this topic is incredibly important to me. Not only does this image make a strong statement about societal sex stigma, it contradicts the commonly held belief that women shouldn’t speak about sex.

Also, it’s hilarious.

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