Acclaimed filmmaker Wolfgang Petersen has served up a treat to women in his
new movie TROY - there are more naked shots of hunks like Brad Pitt and ORLANDO
BLOOM than the movie's female stars.
The Das Boot director chose to turn his male stars into godlike beings for
the duration of the epic, and that meant asking them to disrobe.
Meanwhile, the German felt movie fans had seen enough of naked female
bodies on the big screen, and decided to give the girls a thrill instead.
He explains, "My intention was from the very beginning to pay respect and
homage to what the Greek legends are all about. It's very physical and it's
very much about beauty.
"The whole Greek mythology has very much to do with physical attraction. I
thought, 'Wouldn't it be great for a film today to go for beautiful people.
They are not only larger in life in spirit, but larger in life in their
"When you look at statues and sculptures of the time, it's very often
about the perfect body - like the famous Adonis. We shot it with a special
light, and sometimes without costumes.
"I thought, 'Why don't we do it the other way around. It's always the
women's body that is exploited. We had a little bit more with HELEN (DIANE
KRUGER) in the beginning but I cut that a little bit because I don't want
people to think, 'It's
another naked girl.' It's more like, 'Why not go with the beauty of the guys?'"