Exhibit Will Explore How a Charity Uses Titillation to Promote Vital Social Change
For Immediate Release:
December 1, 2014
Moira Colley 202-483-7382
Philadelphia – Beginning on December 3, Twenty-Two Gallery in Philadelphia’s Rittenhouse Square will offer an eyeful of Hollywood hotties in the buff—including Olivia Munn, Pamela Anderson, Taraji P. Henson, Kim Basinger, Christina Applegate, and Alicia Silverstone—in the unique exhibit Naked Ambition: 25 Years of PETA’s Sexy Celebrity Ads.
When: Members of the media are invited to preview the exhibit on December 3 from 12 to 1 p.m. The opening reception will be held on December 3 from 6 to 8 p.m and feature delicious appetizers donated by Blackbird Pizzeria and Upton’s Naturals. The exhibit will run through December 7.
Where: Twenty-Two Gallery, 236 S. 22nd St., Philadelphia
“Knowing that ‘sex sells,’ for decades PETA has been using saucy ads to sell a serious message and turn heads in order to open hearts,” says PETA Senior Vice President Dan Mathews. “From A-listers in ‘Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur’ ads to everyday men and women who promote vegan eating by showing off their fit bodies, we find that when people get naked, others pay attention.”
PETA’s “Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur” campaign began with The Go-Go’s in 1989, and since then, it has featured such celebrities as Christy Turlington, Wendy Williams, and Melissa Etheridge. The exhibit also includes many of the men who’ve disrobed for PETA ads, including soccer sensation Tim Howard, Tommy Lee, and Steve-O, all of whom appear in PETA’s “Ink, Not Mink” tattoo series. Maggie Q, TLC’s Chilli, Tia Mowry, and Dave Navarro have also appeared in various states of undress in support of PETA’s motto: “Animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on, use for entertainment, or abuse in any other way.”
For more information, please visit PETA.org.