As regular readers of this blog know, as soon as the WATCHMEN movie was announced, we had only one pressing concern: Would Dr. Manhattan really be nude? Could America stand the sight of a giant, nuclear-powered, dimensionally challenged man who was so detached from humanity that he has actually forgone the need to wear underpants? Vulture breaks the shocking news that not only is Dr Manhattan really naked in WATCHMEN, but he now sports a large, circumcised dingus, unlike the small, uncut version in the comic. Says a spy:
There is indeed shitloads of blue wang. And it’s huge. In the comic book, it’s very average, and uncut, but the film is completely the opposite. Massive and circumcised. Given that it’s digital, was it [Billy] Crudup or his agent that insisted on the impressive cut cock?
Whereupon, Vulture gets all lit-crit:
In the graphic novel, Doctor Manhattan’s peen is modest and understated (do a Google Image Search), symbolizing the character’s impotence in the face of human evil. Adding inches to its length or circumference undermines everything Alan Moore was trying to say about politics, society, and the human condition. At this point, the best we can hope for is that Snyder was more faithful with respect to testicle size.
It makes you wonder about those official Dr. Manhattan condoms. Do they come in magnum?