The Youth Film Academy (YFA) teaches teenagers and young adults the craft of television and filmmaking. YFA students are taught specialized techniques, skills and cutting edge film technology from a curriculum that has been specifically designed by top Hollywood film industry professionals. The Youth Film Academy’s objective is to create artists who will revolutionize the quality and the integrity of future multi-media entertainment. From their first day, our young artists will be immersed in the world of entertainment. YFA will submit their work to film festivals and television channels. Most importantly, through our numerous Hollywood connections, our artists will get to show their work to top industry professionals.
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Sue Tilley posed for the painting over nine months in 1
Lucian Freud's one-time muse was paid £20 a day to sit for a painting expected to fetch more than £17m.
But Londoner Sue Tilley said she did not do it for the money and had "lovely lunches" with the artist.
Freud's 1995 work, Benefits Supervisor Sleeping, looks set to become the most expensive painting by a living artist when it is sold in New York next month.
Ms Tilley - who is now a job centre manager - joked she had now become a broadsheet pin-up.
Ms Tilley - nicknamed Big Sue - told the BBC's Today programme: "I can't quite believe it, to be honest.
"I only found out on Thursday afternoon. You know, I didn't have any idea it was going to happen, so I'm a bit in shock.
"I was reading on the internet...all the things about it. And I was just going 'Oh my god', I could hardly believe it was about me."
Referring to her portrait gracing the front-page of Saturday's Financial Times, she said: "Am I the first naked pin-up in the history of the FT?
"Half the time I don't really think it's me. But then this morning I was looking at it again and I was going: 'that's my funny little face!'
Ms Tilley recreates her pose on the Today programme sofa
"The painting took nine months, but that was about two or three days a week.
"When I started I got £20 a day. I don't mind though.
"The best thing was I got lovely lunches. I got taken to the River Cafe most weekends. It was worth it for that.
"It was the experience, it wasn't the money at all.
"It was just fantastic. You know, so many people would love to have that experience, to work with such a great artist, and chat to them, find out about them and see what they were doing.
I don't worry too much, because I think even the thin girls look odd
"Because you see the painting every day, you know moving along and what he's doing and how he works on it.
"And also what I used to love was there were other paintings there as well, of other people.
"He [Lucian Freud] has about four on the go at the same time, so each time you went you'd see how far he's moved along on the other paintings as well."
When Ms Tilley was complimented by the Today presenter on being more attractive in the flesh than in the painting, she replied: "I think all his models are, it's not just me. That's why I don't worry too much, because I think even the thin girls look odd."
'Scabs and spots'
Ms Tilley has modelled for Lucian Freud on several occasions. She recalled a time overhearing a critique of her in another Freud painting.
"The man was so mortified. It was the Whitechapel Gallery. There'd been a big exhibition on and my painting had just been finished, so they put it in for the last week.
"So I went with my friends to see it, and there was this man - you know those so-called art lecturers who think they know everything - 'yes, this painting was painted because Lucian hated women, so he put the dog high up and the woman was lying on the floor. The poor thing with all her scabs and spots'.
"I started laughing. He was going 'excuse me madam' and I said, 'well actually that's me'.
"Poor man, he thought was going to fall through a hole in the floor.
"He said: 'oh but you're really pretty in real life.'"
The painting is on show at Christie's in London before being auctioned in New York.
Playboy magazine is a popular men's magazine created and run by Hugh Hefner. The magazine, along with its articles and interviews, features nude yet tasteful pictures of women. Most of the women featured in the magazine are models, but from time to time Hugh offers enough cash for a celebrity to let her guard down and bare it all. Here is the list of top ten celebrity bunnies:
10. Rachel Hunter
This New Zealand born beauty became a Sports Illustrated model in the late 1980's. She was reportedly paid close to $2 million to pose in Playboy in 2004 right after her appearance in Fountains of Wayne's 2003 video "Stacy's Mom" where she was shown in a hot bikini. Rachel's appearance in the music video obviously prompted Hefner to want to share more of her goodies with everyone.
9. Farrah Fawcett
She is known to most as the "Charlie's Angels" chick with great hair and one of the best selling bathing suit posters of all time! For a majority of her career, she resisted posing completely nude but shocked everyone when she turned up in the December 1995 issue of Playboy. That issue, which sold over 4 million copies, was the best-selling issue of the 1990s. Not bad for a woman in her 40s! Then again at the age of 50, Farrah posed for the July 1997 issue, also a big hit with the readers!
8. Stephanie Seymour
Stephanie may be best known as a supermodel and Axl Rose's girlfriend in the early 1990s. She was featured in his band Guns and Roses' music video for "November Rain" as a bride who ends up dying in the "cold, November rain!" She posed nude in Playboy twice, once in March 1991 and again in February 1993.
7. Denise Richards
Denise is probably best known as a "Bond Girl" or as the girl in the bathing suit with the hard nipples who makes out with another girl in Wild Things. She was destined to grace the pages of Playboy. So that is exactly what Denise did in December 2004.
6. Jenny McCarthy
Jenny was Playboy's 1994 Playmate of the Year, which is a huge honor for the nude modeling world! She was a model before she became an actress and activist and is famous now because we all saw her in the buff, so it does turn out to be a positive thing for some people. Go Jenny!
5. Cindy Crawford
Cindy is probably one of the most beautiful women in the world, so when she posed for Playboy in July 1988, guys rushed to the newsstand to get their copy. She was the first supermodel to pose nude and returned once more in 1998 in a more risqué nude picture. One time was clearly not fulfilling enough for this beauty. Playboy even ranked her #5 on their list of the "100 Sexiest Stars" of the 20th century.
4. Carmen Electra
Carmen also started her modeling career in the May 1996 issue of Playboy, after she had been involved with singer Prince and a brief singing/dancing career. Her spread gained her a lot of exposure and she was in the magazine three more times after that. She earned two covers, one in December 2000, the other in April 2003.
3. Kim Kardashian
Although Kim is not really a celebrity, she has one of the most talked about asses in Hollywood. So when she decided to pose for Playboy in December 2007, the world was a buzz. It's not like we all hadn't seen her expose herself in her various sex tapes, but apparently we just couldn't get enough!
2. Pamela Anderson
Pamela and her DDD's have appeared on the cover of Playboy 12 times, which makes her the most popular Playboy model. She was the February 1990 Playmate of the Year and appeared completely nude on the May 2004 cover, which was a first for her. It is reported that Pamela's very first pose for Playboy was a little more revealing than the magazine normally provides so they were forced to airbrush a certain area. Wink wink.
1. Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn was the very first nude model for Hefner. Her and her bits were featured in the first issue of Playboy in December 1953. Very scandalous for that time, Marilyn had no shame and admitted to the scrutinizing public, that it was indeed her in the pictures. When she first talked to the media about her spread, it was reported that she answered the reporter's question, "What were you wearing?" with a witty, "Chanel No. 5."
In the 1960s, Takechi entered the film industry by producing controversial soft-core theatrical pornography. His 1964 film Daydream was the first big-budget, mainstream pink film released in Japan. After the release of his 1965 film Black Snow, the government arrested him on indecency charges. The trial became a public battle over censorship between Japan's intellectuals and the government. Takechi won the lawsuit, enabling the wave of softcore pink films which dominated Japan's domestic cinema during the 1960s and 1970s. In the later 1960s, Takechi produced three more pink films.
Takechi did not work in film during most of the 1970s, instead serving as the host of a popular TV program, The Tetsuji Takechi Hour. In the 1980s, he remade Daydream twice, starring actress Kyōko Aizome in both films. The first Daydream remake (1981) is considered the first theatrical hardcore pornographic film in Japan. Influential in both the cinema and the theater, Takechi's innovations in kabuki were felt for decades, and his films and battles against censorship in Japan earned him the titles, "The Father of Pink" and "The Father of Japanese Porn."