Naked Ambition

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None 9 Photos Govinda Gallery's “Naked Ambition”
You eat meat.

You might even have a bit of fur in your wardrobe (like that Russian hat from your diplomat days).

But you're amenable to persuasion. And you have to admit: splashing the naked figures of Christy Turlington and Tyra Banks on billboards is an incredibly inspired means of message discipline.

Which brings us to Naked Ambition, a gallery show of nude portraits from 20 years of PETA's skin-friendly (and fur-unfriendly) "Rather Go Naked" campaign, opening Saturday in Georgetown to further distract you from all that shopping you've been meaning to do.

Think of this as a bright, shining example of what political advocacy should be. Among the 36 works—a mixture of the original portraits and the final PETA ads—you'll see a reclining Kim Basinger, Eva Mendes gazing back at you over her shoulder and Alicia Silverstone reclining (which seems to be a theme here). You'll also see the Go-Go's (who helped kick this project off the ground in 1989) and Pamela Anderson in a lettuce bikini, arguably the only time she's been the most modest person in the room.

Word to the wise: show up at tomorrow's 3pm grand opening, when Christian Serratos of Twilight fame will be on hand to unveil her new anti-fur poster. For her part, she's leaning up against a tree, unadorned by clothing, in a misty forest.

Rarely does your Saturday night begin with Baywatch and Twilight.


Naked Ambition
Dec 19–Jan 9
3307 M St, NW
Washington, DC, 20007


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