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The Naked Truth: Some Directors Aren’t Afraid of Nudity… Seriously, Not Afraid

Article: The Naked Truth: Some Directors Aren’t Afraid of Nudity… Seriously, Not Afraid

If you spend a lot of time analyzing movie sex scenes like we do, you might find yourself rolling your eyes at how many on-screen couples manage to have sex without ever showing any skin… or who fall asleep with a sheet covering them just so… or who always put on a shirt and underpants when they get out of bed to pee, no matter how raunchy things just got. Where’s the nudity? Where’s the raunch? For further feverish research on your own time, you might want to look up the work of the following ten directors who are very, shall we say, comfortable with on-screen nudity. And we mean the real kind — not the CGI kind. Only after we finished this list did we realize it was entirely male, which we suppose shouldn’t surprise us — after all, most of the nudity is female. But we dug up male nudity — or, at least, equal-opportunity nudity — where we could. You’re welcome!

1. Edward Zwick
Edward Zwick may not have directed as much on-screen nudity as the other people on this list (unless we missed something in 1989′s Glory), but he takes the number one slot because he is the only director on the list, who got naked himself while shooting a nude scene.

Awesome directors hanging out together

Article: Awesome directors hanging out together

From Awesome People Hanging Out Together, one of my current favorite Tumblrs, is this gem of a picture of Akira Kurosawa and Francis Ford Coppola. And in case you were wondering, Kurosawa will always look cooler than you: look at that suit and those shades!

Sundance Film Festival Directors Poised to Break Through

Article: Sundance Film Festival Directors Poised to Break Through

Lots of critics are scrambling to tell you which films are poised for success following the Sundance Film Festival this year. Deadline.com’s Nikki Finke has compiled a list of heretofore under-the-radar directors whose names you might hear a lot more often from now on. On the list: ANOTHER EARTH director Mike Cahill; Paddy Considine, whose…

Round table photo of legendary directors

Article: Round table photo of legendary directors

Love this photograph of directors Ron Howard, Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Brian De Palma, George Lucas, Robert Zemeckis and Francis Ford Coppola getting together for a group shot at a 50th birthday party for Lucas on May 14, 1994. It was a daylong affair at which the famed circle of filmmakers who’d long been part…