The National Portrait Gallery in London has just installed a 67-minute film of England soccer captain, Real Madrid midfielder, and Posh Spice’s cheating husband, David Beckham, asleep in bed, purportedly nude. The film, shown on a continuous loop, was shot in a Madrid hotel room by British art darling, Sam Taylor-Wood, and is called, aptly, “David,” an intentional reference to Michelangleo’s classic sculpture against which all male physiques are judged. Next up: Robbie Williams encased in Perspex?
The film, made in January before Beckham was hit by claims he cheated on pop star wife Victoria with his former assistant Rebecca Loos, appears to show him naked, with only his head and torso visible. The viewer takes the vantage point of someone lying by his side. “I believe he’s having a siesta after one of his morning training sessions,” said the gallery’s Hazel Sutherland, who denied Beckham might have been pretending. “His mum came in yesterday and confirmed he’s definitely sleeping. Who would know better than her?” (reuters.com)