NBC's Hannibal is pushing the boundaries of nudity on network television. They way they're getting away with it is GROSS
Have you ever experienced one of those moments where you ask someone to stop doing something and all they do in response is do it differently? Unfortunately, one of the newer, exciting shows on television, Hannibal, attempted to do just that.
In one of the upcoming episodes, a couple is murdered and flayed. Their skin is cut in such a way to resemble the wings of angels. Of course, they were portrayed in the nude, visible butt cracks and all, so NBC had a bit of inhibition towards the sexual and violent imagery.
In order to solve this debacle, Fuller offered to "fill the butt cracks with blood." NBC, deciding that this would at least cover up some of the nudity in the scene, gave Fuller the "okay" to continue on even though whether or not the imagery was truly improved is still debatable. To many this still remains an offensive proposition, possibly even more so than its original content. Fuller's defense of his artistic choices was that "they were cracked in many ways, and their butt crack to me was a less offensive crack they were sporting."
Whether or not the butt cracks offend you, it is clear that the 2014 season of Hannibal will be exciting in every which way.