American prudery makes no exceptions. When Karita Matilla disrobes in the Metropolitan Opera’s revival of Salome on Saturday night, the camera that broadcasts the performance to movie theaters around the country will modestly pan away. The Met’s general manager chose to omit the strip because the productions should be “family-friendly,” The Los Angeles Times reports. It seems a woman making love to the John the Baptist’s severed head is one thing. But as for breasts, please, there are children present.
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