Skin: A History of Nudity in the Movies (2020)

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The definitive documentary on the history of nudity in feature films from the early silent days to the present, studying the changes in morality that led to the use of nudity in films while... See full summary »


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9 January 2021 | CriticsVoiceVideo
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| History of FEMALE nudity in the movies.
Let's be clear. This is all about only female nudity in film. Very one sided and hypocritical. The men are never mentioned or interviewed. The title and description should be altered. I learned a few things in the beginning and then it just dragged on.

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CinemaBlend spoke with director Danny Wolf and he told them that even he was surprised what actors the new documentary was able to speak with, and what topics they were willing to cover. Wolf mentioned several controversial nude scenes that the movie deals with, including the infamous male nudity in Borat (2006) and the rape-revenge film I Spit On Your Grave (1978), but beyond even those Wolf was shocked that Mariel Hemingway was willing to speak about her portrayal of Playboy centerfold Dorthy Stratten, in the controversial Star 80. According to Wolf: "I like a documentary where you never know who'll pop up next. How cool is it that you wouldn't expect Kristine DeBell from Alice in Wonderland to pop up, or Camille Keaton from I Spit on Your Grave. Or Ken Davitian from Borat. These people all did interesting, talked-about, controversial nude scenes in their movies, and I think those are the stories, and those are the people, that make this documentary interesting. It's not just who you expect to see. It's, 'Oh my gosh, I can't believe they got that person.' Or, 'Oh wow, Mariel Hemingway is actually going to talk about her nudity in Star 80.' Which has been a controversial topic for years, and here she is addressing it."


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Self: Interviewee: Probably twenty minutes after they invented film, somebody thought. Wouldn't it be neat if we started photographing naked people. and so I think that there has been nudity ever since the early days. In fact, we could say there was nudity ion film ...

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