women did not shave their armpits until 1920s and their legs until 1943 and both were the direct result of razor companies producing pictures of hairless women to sell razors.
please stop putting hairless women in historic movies just bc OH NO MEN MIGHT NOT GET A BONER WATCHING OUR MOVIE WE CANT HAVE THAT
I’ve always wondered why you never see body hair in classic nude paintings. We know that women then didn’t shave.
Did artist’s models shave? Did the artists edit the hair out? Was it because they considered it aesthetically unappealing or was body hair seen as too sensual to put in a painting?
I bet they just didn’t feel like putting forth the effort to paint on body hair. Like ‘ugh, I’d have to get the little brush and it’s all the way over there. *half-hearted reaching*’
Or they were just copying the smoothness of the old marbles. Not a lot of pelt on sculptures.