Unfortunately, Kathy Bates just missed THE LIST!
I would like to thank Nick Jobe (of Random Ramblings of a Demented Doorknob) for having me on his podcast (The Demented Podcast) this week. You can find that, as well as scenes of me in the finale of his VLOG, by clicking here. While on the podcast, we had a riveting discussion about nudity in film which lead me to this. My Top 5 Nude Scenes in film. Here they are (in order):
5. JUST ONE OF THE GUYS.
After cutting her hair and going undercover as a boy at a rival high school, teen journalist Terry Griffith must reveal to the subject of her story, a less than popular boy she befriended, that she is in fact a girl. What better way to do this than ripping open her tuxedo and revealing near perfect breasts. This scene makes my list more for nostalgic reasons than anything. The film is pretty standard until the unnecessary flash shot.
4. PIRANHA 3-D.
Nudity is a very important part of making a good horror film. Piranha takes things a bit too far acting more like a porno that also features Elizabeth Shue and people being eaten by prehistoric fish. However, kudos must be given to the underwater ballet that takes place between Kelly Brook and Riley Steel… the only nude shot that needed to be in this film.
3. MULHOLLAND DRIVE.
I have been on record stating this many times… I hate this film. The only thing that makes it worth its weight in celluloid is the lesbian scene that takes place between Naomi Watts and Laura Harring. Is it essential to the plot? I honestly couldn’t tell you what the fuck the plot of this film is so your guess is as good as mine.
Natasha Henstridge was one of those rare beauties that stood out even in a sea of flawless Hollywood blondes. Watching her walk around naked for half of this film makes it completely worth while.
1. FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH.
I don’t want to put this film as my #1 because it feels a bit cliché but let’s be honest, it earned it. When Phoebe Cates stepped out of that pool in slow motion she instantly materialized into the living embodiment of every prepubescent boy’s wet dream… God bless her!
I should mention that while I take pride in all my lists, I feel this is the least concrete Top 5 I’ve ever put together and the order and choices could change from day-to-day depending on the weather, my mood and how many articles of clothing I’m wearing. But enough about me… what are some of your favorites?