Darius Kadivar
by Darius Kadivar

“Modeling Naked for Playboy was equally an Act of Universal Love as well as a Feminist Act of Militancy to Change the World.” – Binoche to Playboy Magazine

Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history, Juliette Binoche is certainly one of the major French Stars of this decade known for her often intellectual films that combine an onscreen erotic presence with what Chicago Sun-Times film critic Roger Ebert describes as 'almost ethereal in her beauty and innocence'. An Oscar Awardee for her supporting role in Anthony Minghella’s The English Patient in which she plays a French nurse in WWII torn Europe who while taking care of a a terribly wounded Patient also falls in love with a young Sikh Indian sapper. Her humanism and beauty stole the show from her British co-stars Ralph Fiennes and Kristine Scott Thomas who were the major protagonists of this 1996 film. Truly “bridging” Movie Worlds from different continents and prestigious directors, Binoche is one of the rare actors in the international arena who has both Box Office Potential as well as has earned great respect for her often eclectic choices for more Artistically ambitious film projects with such great directors as Polish Krzysztof Kieslowski's Trois couleurs: Bleu (1993), French Louis Malle's Damage (1992), American Philip Kaufman’s critically acclaimed The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988), Swedish director Lasse Hallström’s Chocolat (2000) or German Michael Haneke's Caché (2005). A great admirer of Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami, she is due to play in his next feature film to be shot outside Iran in Italy entitled “Copie Conforme” aka “Certified Copy” which is still in pre-production.

This Month's Playboy November issue has drawn attention for its cover featuring Juliette Binoche She is not the first nor last French Star to pose naked for the prestigious Male magazine. Former Stars like Catherine Deneuve or Brigitte Bardot made Playboy History by accepting to pose in front of the magazines talented photographers.

However many male readers ( or should I say voyeurs myself included) of this popular magazine may be frustrated while many feminist advocates will certainly clap at Binoche’s carnal pirouette, for most photos are shot out of focus and aimed at suggesting more than showing the French Star’s body attributes.


The magazine contains two photo sessions, one which shows her modeling in various dresses and the other where the professional actress manipulates the eye of the camera and Cameraman through some beautifully choreographed body language. Interviewed lengthily on what motivated her to pose naked for a Male Oriented Magazine like Playboy, the French Star who has often played nude scenes in her films explained that she was convinced by the utopist experience that the young photographic crew were suggesting which contrasted from what most playboy models are usually asked to showoff.

“Modeling Naked for Playboy was equally an Act of Universal Love as well as a Feminist Act of Militancy to Change the World.” She confessed to the journalists. “We decided to talk about the body in different terms by giving it a soul an not to look at it as just a carnal envelop. We have a tendency in the West to differentiate the body and emotions but we wanted on the contrary to combine both. I also wanted to prove that I was bold and comfortable about my body.”

I leave to you readers to judge the pertinence of her comments. However understandably this November issue of Playboy has sold well and will become a vintage item for collectors worldwide.

However more interestingly Binoche also makes a political statement rather than a sexual one by not entirely subscribing to the traditional requirement from “Playboy Bunnies” which is to “bare it all”. Proving that like a true actress she prefers to suggest desire rather than actually perform it.

Isn’t ART an imitation of LIFE after all?



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Ask JJ he has the photos ;0)

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Or click on photos here:

Mind you photos are blurred as explained in my article. As they say in French flou Artistique.

Hey naughty boys Should I let your wives or girlfriends know ?

Cheers !

Niki Tehranchi


by Niki Tehranchi on

Who are you calling a "Former" Star?

 ___Signed, Catherine Deneuve




by Amir Khosrow Sheibany (not verified) on

Pardon-e moi, mais.. are we supposed to imagine what these photo's look like...

Are there not any 'du scanners' en France.?


so are there any pictures

by Alborzi (not verified) on

Since you guys are arguing, you need an impartial
judge, can you post the pictures so I can tell you who is right.

Darius Kadivar

Thank you for the Dog ;0)

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Thank you for complimenting the dog.

Lucky for you hezbollahi scarecrow with no name I cannot Bite your tongue out of its roots !

Oh and before I forget Respectully Up Yours !



inferiority complex

by Batman (not verified) on

darius kadivar is a monarchist dog, a francophile, and is struck w an inferiority complex.