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Skin is the name of a very successful web site that collects snippets of nudity from films throughout history and appends commentary telling which body parts of which actors are visible. Skin the site or Mr. The documentary also manages that Mr.
Skin, er, masterstroke of playing fast and loose with so-called Fair Use exemptions to copyright law. As long as the use of the copyrighted material seems proportionate to the supposed reason for its borrowing i. Which is why a site like Mr. Skin can exist without too much legal fuss. And they're doing it in a manner that serves as a fig leaf, covering up their raging and lucrative prurient interest.
Skin are a big part of the reason why so many actors flat-out refuse to do nude scenes anymore, regardless of whether the work seems to call for them. Thoroughly researched and often insightful—though with occasional instances of lascivious smirking—the movie goes back to the earliest days of silent cinema.
Then it carries us through the s, when nudity left porno flicks and migrated to mainstream film, and continues through the '80s and '90s, when it became even more widespread even on television. When we arrive in the present—a time when anyone with a computer or handheld device can instantly access free material more sexually graphic than anything that played under the " XXX " banner in fleapit '70s porno houses—nudity has become mainly a statement of artistic freedom, or a way of guaranteeing a rating that will keep kids out of the theater.
It's probably no surprise that much of the serious storytelling about sex—and the psychology and social context of sex—is being done for television, which can be watched in groups or solo, in the time and at the place of the viewer's choosing. Of course this new system produced hypocritical, sexist, homophobic, sometimes self-defeating . The MPAA was always more forgiving of female than male nudity.
And it has always been more inclined to give an NC, adults-only rating to a film with one brief scene of two women or two men having sex than a feature like " Basic Instinct ," which is filled with languorous sequences of naked men and women in bed. A fun footnote to the main action talks about how an erotically charged nude wrestling scene between Oliver Reed and Alan Bates in 's "Women in Love" was ordered cut by the ratings board because it seemed, well, too gay, but once the filmmakers removed the middle section of the wrestling scene, the ending closeup of the two men lying on the floor exhausted made it seem as if they'd actually had sex.
That a good many viewers will skip the academic commentary while shuttling between nude scenes feels like an irony that Mr. Skin would not just approve of, but applaud. Malcolm McDowell as Self. Shannon Elizabeth as Self. Sean Young as Self. Traci Lords as Self. Marilyn Monroe as Self archive footage. Eric Roberts as Self. Kristanna Loken as Self. Pam Grier as Self. Cerina Vincent as Self. Linda Blair as Self. Diane Franklin as Self. Sybil Danning as Self. Peter Bogdanovich as Self.
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