Some parents in Manning, Iowa are upset because the local superintendent posed “nearly naked” as “Mr. August” in a calendar that will be sold as a Rotary Club fund-raiser. The calendar spoofs a 2003 movie, “Calendar Girls,” in which 12 middle-aged women pose naked to raise money for a hospital.
In the Manning calendar, (Roger) Schmiedeskamp’s image is superimposed in an old schoolhouse room in front of a chalkboard and behind a desk.
He is shirtless and his legs are bare under the desk, creating the image that is naked in an empty classroom.
The school board is backing the superintendent, despite one parent’s complaint that the pose is “soft-core porn.” A school board with guts is even rarer than a superintendent who looks good enough to sell a nudie calendar.