It’s a beautiful day for a nude protest, and at noon, you can enjoy one at City Hall.
The trio was arrested on Feb. 1, the same day the city's nudity ban went into effect; they claimed they should not have been arrested, and have insisted that police are targeting them and violating their free speech.
But a judge totally disagreed yesterday afternoon, ruling that they were all three guilty, at least of disobeying the new city law, and ordered them each to pay a $100 fine as well as $92 in court fees.Their attorney, Christina DiEdoardo, says she will appeal the judge's decision within the next 30 days.
The prolific nudists who insisted on being totally exposed even after it was made illegal in San Francisco are headed to court tomorrow to fight the city on this pressing civil right.
According to naked activists, the nudists were part of a "legitimate and newsworthy political demonstration on Feb. 1, the first day the San Francisco nudity ban took effect, yet four of them were arrested and cited outside City Hall (three were nude, one was wearing sheer underpants).
The four were handcuffed, thrown in the back of a police van and taken to a nearby police substation and unlawfully detained, the activists say.
As promised, we're keeping our readers abreast of the upcoming release of the much-anticipated porn parody, The Cover Up, which pokes(!) fun of San Francisco's new public nudity ban.
Naked Sword's film, which was shot right here in San Francisco's Castro District, features some rather graphic gay porn scenes starring Supervisor Scott Cox, not to be confused with Supervisor Scott Wiener. But don't worry, we embedded the censored trailer for you, so you can still tool around watching this while on the job.
San Francisco's nudists' last-ditch effort to drop trou in public has been thwarted again. A federal judge said "hell no" to the nudists' request for a restraining order against the city which would have allowed them to run around sans garments, despite the city's ban on public nudity.
Yesterday, Judge Edward Chen ruled that the motion filed by the activists last week was "lacking in details" and was "lacking in any substantive legal argument in support." Thus, he denied their request, forcing all San Francisco nudists to get dressed.
Per the judges ruling:
As promised, San Francisco's prolific public nudists resubmitted their claim against the city -- and this time the Police Department, too -- claiming their freedom to express themselves (aka be naked in public) was violated last month when they were arrested.
On Friday, after a brief and naked protest, their attorney Christina DiEdoardo filed the complaint in federal court, basing it on illegal arrests the SFPD made on Feb 1 (the first day of the nudity ban) and Feb. 27 when nudist activists were peacefully protesting, which included a ("respectful") dance performance.
"Those were blatant violations of the 1st Amendment right to free speech (both the political and the artistic expression) as well as of the 14th Amendment equal protection rights," the nudists claim.
Nudists have taken this whole being-naked-at-all-times thing to a new and musical level; now the naturists want police to come after them with cuffs any time they drop trou in public.
So on Wednesday, notorious nudists Gypsy Taub and George Davis are going to try again to lure the cops by staging a "body freedom dance performance" accompanied by violinist Erik Hoffman. This lewd performance will begin at noon -- admission is free.
The goal is to get the cops to come out and cite them -- or better yet haul them off in handcuffs in a totally non-kinky way -- so that they can bolster their latest claim against the city, saying police are discriminating against them for practicing their First Amendment right to free "speech."
Perhaps to the chagrin of Supervisor Scott Wiener, some creative and talented pornographers are giving San Francisco's nudists another shot at being in the spotlight.
San Francisco studio NakedSword has plans to create a gay porn parody of San Francisco's nudity ban, starring who else, but Supervisor Scott Cox.
The camera crews were out and about on Sunday filming scenes from The Cover Up, featuring an on-location nudity ban protest with none other than the notorious naked activist Gypsy Taub. And yes, they did have a permit to film.
"I was really frustrated by the way the [nudity ban] played out," co-writer Conner Habib to told the HuffPo. "The whole thing was pretty ridiculous."
As promised, San Francisco's nudists took off their clothes today and rallied outside City Hall, and as promised, the cops were out enforcing the brand spankin' new law prohibiting nudists from taking off their clothes in public.
Today, the ban on public nudity went into effect, just two days after a federal judged tossed the nudists' challenge to the city's ban. The naturists vowed that that wouldn't stop them from stripping down today; in fact they were pretty darn hopeful they'd get cited by the cops.
And that they did. According to Officer Carlos Manfredi, police issued four tickets to nudists who refused to put on pants.
Update 3:13 p.m.:PETA folks contacted us this afternoon, asking that we run an updated photo of the real PETA nudists so that you can see for yourself that they are in no way "unsightly." So here you go, the updated (NSFW) photo is to your right.
Original story 8 a.m.: It's clear PETA activists aren't appreciative of all the negative attention San Francisco's nudists are taking away from them. So naturally, the always-offended group is attempting to one-up the city's naturists with a let's-get-naked rally of their own.
On Thursday, PETA activists will gather outside City Hall "wearing nothing but the smiles on their faces." Their cause really has nothing to do with nudism, body expression, or the First Amendment, but they are advocating on behalf of animal skin, if you're desperate for a connection.