a) Presidential Bust of Hillary Rodham Clinton: First Woman President of the United States of America
b) Presidential Bust of Hillary Rodham Clinton: First Woman President of the United States of America
c) Presidential Bust of Hillary Rodham Clinton: First Woman President of the United States of America
TOPLESS - DOCUMENTARY UNCOVERS NUDE ORIGIN OF MUSEUM OF SEX’S ‘PRESIDENTIAL
BUST’ OF SENATOR CLINTON
NEW YORK, NY (July 26, 2006) - The nude study of Senator Hillary Clinton used in creating her first portrait as U.S. President is featured in a documentary now viewable at YouTube.com, the net’s leading video download site. “Hillary’s Bust”, an eight-minute short produced by Goodnight Film, reveals the sexy origins of a statue of the former First Lady planned for display at New York’s Museum of Sex. The film contains the only footage taken of an unclothed preparatory study of Hillary Clinton’s upper torso used for developing the heroic-scaled “Presidential Bust of Hillary Rodham Clinton: First Woman President of the United States of America”.
The documentary reports Hollywood actor Sharon Stone’s recent statements regarding Mrs. Clinton’s potential White House bid as inspiration for her Presidential portrait. The bust’s creator, Daniel Edwards, points out that during the promotion of her most recent Basic Instinct film, Stone sparked a sexual power debate with, “ I think it is too soon for her to run. This may sound odd, but a woman should be past her sexuality when she runs. Hillary still has sexual power and I don’t think people will accept that. It’s too threatening.”
“I’ve depicted Hillary Clinton in the traditional manner as befits the head of state - with head held high and face matured with wisdom,” says Edwards, “but with unmistakable ‘sexual power’ as a nod to Sharon Stone.” The bust prominently portrays Mrs. Clinton’s cleavage spilling from a lacy, low-cut inaugural gown with her bare shoulders enhanced by a “delicate” nape.
The film reveals the bust is the second Presidential portrait by Edwards. “Richard Nixon made a rare stop in my hometown when I was a young sketch artist for the local newspaper. I drew him during a speech.” Edwards’ other political portraits include presidential aspirant George C. Wallace ailing in his Alabama sickbed shortly before his death.
“Hillary’s Bust” is the first ‘political’ film for Argentine born director, A.D. Calvo. “I’m typically more drawn to macabre stories,” says Calvo. “I share Edwards’ beliefs on the importance of promoting the image of a woman president. We both have young daughters. They need to grow up believing anything is possible for them in America - even becoming president someday.”
“Hillary’s Bust” will be available on YouTube.com and the newly redesigned Triggerstreet.com, actor Kevin Spacey’s online community for burgeoning filmmakers, from now through the six-week engagement of Hillary Clinton’s Presidential Bust display at the Museum of Sex that starts August 9th.
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