Who would have guessed that naked Icelandic farmers would become one of Iceland’s exports? However, a news story on Vísir about farmers in north Iceland who are publishing a calendar to promote their play, “The Full Monty,” garnered so much attention that requests for their calendar are coming from all over the world, according to Vísir.
Play director Jón Gunnar Þórðarson told Vísir that the farmers are very happy with the attention they are getting. “Everything took off after the story on Vísir and orders for the calendar are coming from the United States and Canada as well.”
It’s not necessarily Icelanders living abroad who are ordering the calendar. “The Vísir story was translated on Iceland Review and international media picked it up from there and put it on their web pages,” Jón Gunnar told Vísir, explaining the interest foreigners have taken in the Icelandic farmers.
“This has been a fun time for the farmers,” Jón Gunnar continued to tell Vísir. “They went to Götubarinn bar last weekend and everyone knew who they were.” He also said that each evening when the farmers meet, they have new stories to tell each other about people’s reactions.
There is one week until their performance of Full Monty and Jón Gunnar told Vísir that rehearsals are going well. The farmers will autograph calendars in Glerártorg in Akureyri on Saturday between two and four.
Photo nabbed from original story on Vísir