What would inspire 16 women in their 70s and 80s to get nearly naked for a photographer? Apparently, Helen Mirren.
In Mirren’s 2003 movie Calendar Girls, a refined women’s club decides to raise money by selling a risqué calendar. And so things went for the Riderwood retirement community in Silver Spring, Maryland, said Beth Gordon, 79, who is Miss November in the “Going Bare For Benevolent Care” 2013 calendar and organized the project.
Sixteen retired women all in their 70s and 80s appear naked in the 12-month calendar that is selling for $15.
Well, they’re only naked in the sense that they don’t have any clothes on. (I’ve used this excuse myself, in fact.)
Amazon says 3-5 weeks shipping, so if you want this by New Year’s, you’d better get on the stick.