Skin: A History of Nudity in the Movies (2020)

Genres - Culture & Society, Film, TV & Radio  |   Sub-Genres - Docudrama  |   Run Time - 130 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Olivia Cantor

Together with co-writer Paul Fishbein, writer-director Danny Wolf explores how nudity has been handled on the silver screen from the silent film era to the present digital age. This documentary presents morality, sexism, production, and censorship issues surrounding various facets of being naked in Hollywood, including how icons like Marilyn Monroe disproved that nudity kills an actor’s career. It also features interviews with prominent and cult figures who showed some skin on various daring occasions, namely Malcolm McDowell, Linda Blair, Pam Grier, and Traci Lords.

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filmmaking, gender, history, movie, nudity