Having brought the taunt ‘Eat my shorts’ into the common vernacular, Bart Simpson apparently drops his shorts in a scene in the upcoming Simpsons movie, according to Daily Variety. Word of a naked, skateboarding Bart came out after a 10-minute clip was previewed for a London audience on Wednesday. The film is slated to hit theaters on July 27.
Like a scene from an Austin Powers movie, Bart’s bare essentials are cleverly concealed by strategically-placed props until a gap in some hedges reveals his naughty bits, as the Brits say. Simpsons creator Matt Groening spoke to the crowd and noted that he expects the brief cartoon nudity and certain digs at politics and religion to raise objections, but pointed out that part of the series’ appeal is its willingness to go out on those limbs and offend the easily offended. He also said the film is a tribute to the disappearing art of hand-drawn animation.
Also included in the clip was a scene where rock band Green Day gets booed by Springfield’s citizens for delivering an environmental message. Green campaigner Lisa Simpson then falls for a fellow environmentalist from Ireland, who denies being the son of U2’s Bono.