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Considering how often she’s flaunting her skin in skimpy, sexy on-stage outfits, singer-songwriter and occasional actress Miley Cyrus seems to be the ideal supporter for the topless satire Free the Nipple. But how will she lend her hand to this cause?
Variety reports that Miley Cyrus has recorded a cover of Melanie Safka’s song "Look What They’ve Done to My Song, Ma," which will be played over the end credits of Lina Esco’s feature Free the Nipple. Cyrus met Esco while filming the comedy LOL, and the director showed her an early version of the nudity satire film Free the Nipple. The former Hannah Montana loved what she saw, and agreed to contribute the track (and hopefully draw more attention to the under-the-radar Sundance Selects film).
Free the Nipple is inspired by a phrase Lina Esco coined in 2013. Her film exists to protest laws that currently exist in 37 states that prohibit women from showing their breasts in public. In fact, Esco said that such laws obstructed her filming while in New York because her actresses couldn’t appear topless on the city’s streets:
I’m making a movie called Free the Nipple, and I can’t show boobs. I had to go and steal the shots. We went and mapped out all the locations, rehearsed with clothes on and did it all in one take."
Miley Cyrus showed her support for the phrase "Free the Nipple" back in 2013, Tweeting her love for the catchphrase:
And she isn’t the only celebrity to show support. Lena Dunham, Liv Tyler, Rihanna and Keira Knightley have all voiced support for the topless movement. Hopefully it will drive more eyeballs to the movie when it comes out. The trailer, alone, should get you – er – excited to see what Esco came up with.
Free the Nipple cost $1 million to produce, and was filmed in six short weeks. It will be in select theaters and on VOD on December 12.