Leah Greenblatt
January 13, 2015 AT 05:00 AM EST

Free the Nipple

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
runtime
84 minutes
Wide Release Date
12/12/14
performer
Monique Coleman, Lina Esco, Lola Kirke
director
Lina Esco
genre
Comedy, Drama

We gave it a C-

Yes, breasts are a beautiful, natural, baby-nourishing thing, and they’ve been bizarrely shamed and oversexualized in American culture—but writer-director Lina Esco’s amateurish debut is not the film to set them free. Her dramatized take on the real-life movement to challenge laws banning public female toplessness is basically just repeated scenes of pretty, strident twentysomethings spouting inane Revolution 101 rhetoric and shedding their bras for the cause. Sound titillating? It’s not. C-

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