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Posted by: handyfragges
« on: May 05, 2023, 06:33:34 PM »

I find it a bit odd that there are articles ranking actresses based on their nudity in movies. It can feel like a way to objectify these actresses, especially when the focus is on those who have made a career out of it. However, I do appreciate when articles recognize the actors and actresses who have chosen to do nude scenes and the agency they have in their decisions. It's important to remember that nudity on screen can be meaningful and serve the story, but it's also crucial to question why it's included and whether it's truly necessary or just for shock value. At the end of the day, it's about respecting the choices of the actors and actresses while also being critical of the industry's motivations.
Posted by: handyfragges
« on: May 05, 2023, 12:04:58 AM »

I think it's kind of strange to make a list of top extended nudity in movies. It seems a bit objectifying, especially when the article is talking about actresses who have made a career out of it. However, I do appreciate that the article acknowledges Helen Mirren's longevity in the industry and her willingness to do nude scenes throughout her career. It's important to remember that actors and actresses have agency in their choices to appear nude on screen, and it's not necessarily always exploitative. But at the same time, it's also important to question the motivations behind why nudity is included in a film, and whether it's truly necessary to the story or just gratuitous.
Posted by: Iain Fisher
« on: March 16, 2011, 12:10:08 AM »

More naked lists.  This is from Shadowlocked, "Top 10 incongruous extended nudity in movies"  by Martin Anderson 13 Jan 2011.

10: Women In Love (1969)

"...This legendarily bizarre fight-scene seems to be one of the many examples of the British film industry taking advantage of the new moral laxity by the screen censors without really having any practical reason for it..." [Iain: disagree]

9: The Terminator (1984)

What's wrong with this picture?

8: Catch 22 (1970)

7: Savage Messiah (1972)

"It was a dilemma whether to include Helen Mirren in this list or Amanda Donohoe, as both actresses have dedicated large parts of their career (as well as their respective anatomies) to taking celluloid naturism high-brow. But for sheer longevity in the pursuit of screen nudity, Dame Helen is a streak ahead of her nearest rival. Beginning her career with the almost entirely nude role opposite James Mason in 1969's ground-breaking Age of Consent, she turns up in yet another Ken Russell flick as the 'muse' to French sculptor Henri Gaudier-Brzeska (Scott Antony). Among her dozens of clothes-free appearances, Mirren's liberated prancing around a mansion stand out as her least discreet - and perhaps most sustained - contribution to screen nudism."

6: Invasion Of The Body Snatchers (1978)

"...Donald Sutherland's early 'clone' seems to have rather anonymous 'G.I. Joe' genitalia. Because nude men are only funny when you can't see their junk, apparently."

5: Splash (1984)
4: Saturn 3 (1980)
3: The Invisible Man (1933)

Nude but also invisible so it doesn't really count!!

2: Lifeforce (1985)
1: Watchmen (2008)

The article is here
Posted by: Iain Fisher
« on: March 12, 2011, 11:02:10 PM »

And the number one naked actress was... Helen Mirren and one of the scenes was Savage Messiah, again with Ken saying a few words.
Posted by: Iain Fisher
« on: March 12, 2011, 10:41:19 PM »

Ken and Amanda Donohue are on the British Channel 4 Celebrity Naked Ambition.  It is about actors appearing naked on screen (!!) and Lair and The Rainbow are mentioned.  Ken and Amanda give short comments.  You can watch it again on Internet via Channel 4 on Demand here

It was broadcast on 12 Mar 2011 (actually it is on now!!).