This is from the Breasts the Movie website which also has a Facebook Pagethe writer is Jace Greenwood Jace@BreastsTheMovie.com
“I grew up like any other American, seeing breasts as sex objects. It was only after welcoming my son into the world that I discovered the true beauty of women’s breasts – the best way to nourish and comfort a growing baby.
While my complete transformation took quite a bit of time, I couldn’t look at breasts the same way ever again. They were no longer objects of lustful desire but a beautiful part of a woman that helps her in fulfilling her biological role as nurturer. (See Are Breasts Sex Objects? for more information)
As I became comfortable with my new outlook I became very frustrated. Years of social conditioning taught me a completely wrong way of viewing women. I began to hate how most people view breasts, breastfeeding and women’s bodies in general. I’ve become disgusted at how addicted everyone is to pornography. I also found that contrary to what most people think, sexual objectification actually gets in the way of a fulfilling intimate relationship (see Breasts and Sex for how sex got better). Those feelings inspired this film.
There are plenty of people who hear I’m making a movie about breasts and immediately link that to some sort of perverted sexual fantasy. As I started this site, I even had some people begin following the project, excited about it for the wrong reasons (see Breastfeeding vs Perverts which lost me a few facebook fans and twitter followers after posting). To anyone who is still worried about my motives, please take a look around this site. Read the content and then decide for yourself. I’ll tell you this much, it’d sure be a lot easier to make a film about breasts that doesn’t upset so many people by sticking to the normal cultural perceptions. So if I was doing this for perverted reasons (which I’m not) I sure didn’t pick a very easy or efficient way of doing that.
There is plenty of mockery and jokes about a guy who doesn’t see breasts as sex objects anymore. However, these are some of the very same people I hope this film can reach out to and show a better way. A woman’s breasts aren’t sex objects any more so than any other part of her body. It’s time we all grow up and learn the real facts of life!
The other reason I really want to make this movie is an outgrowth of my obsession with nutrition coupled with learning how breastfeeding is the absolute best way of nourishing a baby. I’m appalled at the breastfeeding statistics I read about all the time. I know we can do better!
Despite growing up in an upper-middle class home with a refrigerator and pantry stock full of “food” and eating copious amounts of it, I was actually malnourished from the junk! This led to all sorts of health problems and complications in my life that I’m just now getting past. It’s only been through bringing real food back into my life that my own personal wellness has turned around. Because of my experience, I became obsessed with proper nutrition and firmly believe this begins at the start of a baby’s life.
It’s my hope that this movie will inspire a whole new generation of breastfeeding moms who are not ashamed to feed their baby whenever and wherever they need to eat. I’m saddened hearing about women being asked to leave an establishment because of feeding their baby or to cover the baby up with a blanket despite it being 100 degrees outside and the baby sweating profusely and other such tragedies. I want this documentary to take the taboo out of breastfeeding.
As a filmmaker I’ve always wanted to make a film that can change the world. The only problem was for a long time, I didn’t really know how I was going to change it. I guess I had to change myself first and in doing so I’ve greatly improved the quality of my own life which then extended to each of my family members. Now with this film, I want to do the same for everyone else.