It was the first Hollywood motion picture release of the sound era to feature a mainstream star— Jayne Mansfield —in the nudethough had the unfinished Something's Got to Givewhich starred Marilyn Monroebeen released in as planned, it would have been entitled to claim that distinction. Made on a modest budget, the film's publicity centered on Mansfield's nude scenes as the main attraction. Mansfield's husband, Mickey Hargitayalso had a lead role in the film.
This probably comes as a shock to no one who has ever seen a film where a topless women straddles a fully-clothed man or there is an entirely irrelevant female shower scene plonked in the middle of a thriller, but this week a study revealed that women are nearly three times more likely than men to appear either nude, or partially nude, in Hollywood cinema. We wondered whether that was also true in the UK—or does the British thespian world of well-meaning sitcoms and classical training mean that women are less likely to be asked to strip off? We spoke to three women about their experiences.
Ciera Payton had just turned 18 when she was cast in a lead role opposite Steven Seagal in the film "Flight of Fury. But before sending her to set, neither the film's producers nor her agent showed her the film's full script, Payton says. So it wasn't until halfway through her flight that the sophomore at University of North Carolina's drama program read the screenplay for the first time and discovered a scene in which a character comes out of the shower naked.
Looking for a movie that's almost porn, but technically not? Here are 13 movies that will get you turned on with their almost nonstop nudity. And yet, they're still totally mainstream with great plots and talented actors. Consider it sex with a side of sophistication.
RaVal Davis is an entertainment writer, actress, and advocate for body positivity. The opinions expressed in this commentary are her own. But it's what's happening behind the scenes that is changing the game on a more interesting frontier.
While Midsommar is a freak buffet of gloriously disturbing moments, the most insane scene arrives near the end, when Christian a fearless Jack Reynor submits himself to a ritualistic sexual ceremony with Maja Isabelle Grilla girl who magicked him into falling in love with her. Christian, who has spent the moments leading up to this ceremony tripping on an herbaceous, psychoactive drink, stumbles his way into the room. Maja is there waiting for him, fully naked, surrounded by naked women from the commune.
Hollywood, like everyone else in business, understands that sex sells. Plus, it is why they pay many hot stars a lot of money to perform in these movies naked or in sex scenes. While some may criticize the film industry for using sex or nudity as a way to sell tickets, it is a fact of life.
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Over the past 10 years, Hollywood's top films have shown more than 40 percent of young women in "sexy attire" and 35 percent with some nudity, while almost 61 percent of female actors were thin — all percentages that dwarf the number of skinny, naked or sexily dressed male characters, according to a new report, "The Future is Female? In depicting other traits, 77 percent of young female characters were Caucasian, only 3 percent had disabilities and 52 percent had heterosexual romantic relationships. There were zero LGBT females shown in the top films from the last two years.
Weber was a master of silent film, and for a time she was the highest-paid director in Hollywood. The only woman admitted to the Motion Pictures Directors Association, she was also the only female director among the founding members of the Academy of Motion picture Arts and Sciences. Her notoriety, credentials and budgets rivaled those of D.