Some films are known for being a product of their times. A good number of Hollywood productions from the ’30s and ’40s (and a couple in the ’50s and even the ’60s) sported performances that are now considered straightforward, bland and wooden, but upon release, they were praised and applauded for the very things we criticize. I guess because of this, we can watch some of these movies just to reminisce in the ideologies and thinking of those years gone by. With that mindset, just about any picture ever made can be seen for that one thing about it that stands out. The topic observed in this article may be a little on the risque side of things, but it is culturally significant nonetheless.
The nude scenes that have stood out in the pictures mentioned in the below list have since become topics of conversation, debate, etc. and they have had an impact upon society, which is funny, because the films that encompass the whole thing, not a lot of people seem to care about. I’ll be trying to explore why these movies with full frontal nudity that have become popular in today’s world as well, in order to get a better insight on what worked or didn’t.
12. Lovelace (2013)
‘Lovelace’ is one of my favorite films of 2013. It is flawed in its screenplay and dialogue, but the way it handles its topic is interesting, original, and compelling. Having to do with the life of real-life pornstar, sex symbol, and extremely popular 1970s public figure Linda Lovelace, the film follows her rather horrifying path to fame and what she did with the latter half of her time on Earth to redeem those disastrous years (with an interesting side-note that everything she cooked up might be total baloney). The story is told through intriguing parallels and non-linearity, which keeps your eyes peeled throughout the run-time. Sadly, this picture went as soon as it came, and barely anyone even mentions its merits today. What steals the limelight though, are the numerous nude scenes from the photoshoots and personal affairs of Lovelace depicted in the film. The title character is portrayed by Amanda Seyfried, whose fame as a star only led to the nude moments standing out further.
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11. The Dreamers (2003)