Airdate: Skin: A History of Nudity in the Movies


Here’s one just for movie ‘buffs’ ….a 2020 US documentary, Skin: A History Of Nudity In The Movies.

Interviews include Peter Bogdanovich, Bruce Davison, Pam Grier, Mariel Hemingway, Eric Roberts, Jonathan Kuntz, Sean Young, Malcolm McDowell and more.

A definitive documentary on the history of nudity in the movies, beginning with the silent movie era through present day, examining the changes in morality that led to the use of nudity in films while emphasising the political, sociological, and artistic changes that shaped this rich history.

This documentary delves into the gender bias concerning nudity in motion pictures and will follow the revolution that has pushed for gender equality in feature films today. A deep discussion of pre-code Hollywood and its amoral roots, the censorship that ‘cleaned up’ Hollywood and how the MPAA was formed leads into a discussion of how nudity changed cinematic culture through the decades. It culminates in a discussion of ‘what are nude scenes like in the age of the #METOO movement?’

Thursday, 4 February at 9.20pm on SBS VICELAND.

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