- A shot from last year's DMV Nude. (Photo: Duy Tran / duytranphotography.com)
MOCA DC nearly lost its lease this summer over a case of nipple pasties before agreeing to keep live its "nude figurative art" out of the lobby, which is visible from the street. But that hasn't stopped it from booking events involving live nudity, including a benefit Friday for next June's second-annual DMV Independent Film Festival. Described as a "tasteful live erotic photography session," DMV Nude Pt. 2 will feature two naked women on opposite ends of the gallery and, between them, another female model whose only concealment will be whatever artist Edcoso Miskeen paints on her body.
Tanecia Britt, the director of the DMVIFF, calls the fundraiser the fest's "signature event."
"Because it's in such high demand, we didn't wait a full year for part two," she says. "People really liked part one." And by "people" she means "men," primarily: "It was mostly male dominated. It was crazy. But the guys were really respectful."
Tickets cost $10, which is a bargain simply for the open wine bar. The nudity adds an extra incentive.
"We want people to feel like they definitely got their money's worth," says Britt. "That's why we push the nudity out there." And she assures me that it'll be classy — no creeps here. "This is Georgetown. There's not even time for that riffraff."
- (Photo: Duy Tran / duytranphotography.com)