Top 10 Scenes From Bare America

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1. AMERICAN BEAUTY (1999)

This is the all-American movie with the shiny American Dream (the successful married-with-with-kids couple in a nice house in a good suburban neighborhood) wrapped around the American Reality (depression, drugs, guns, homophobia, and adultery). The sexual fantasies of the main character, a downer dad (played by Kevin Spacey) in full mid-life crisis mode with a totally inappropriate crush on his teen daughter’s cheerleading buddy (played by Men Suvari), became the iconic image of the unbreachable chasm between the over-ambitious American dream and its god-awful reality: said cheerleader naked on a bed of roses with just a few strategically placed petals. Be careful what you wish for!

Tune in Fridays in July at 10p for a head-to-head grudge match pitting US versus UK films, as they battle to win the The War of Independents. Which films are better, US or UK?

Author: Em & Lo

Photo Credit: DB Covers
american-beauty-216In honor of the birth of our nation, we're collecting the top 10 classic birthday-suit scenes from American movies with American themes. The fact that only a minority of them are healthy depictions of sex reflects our puritanical country's fucked-up relationship with the topic. Feel free to light a sparkler and disrobe in patriotic solidarity -- maybe you can make American sex a little more positive.


Tune in Fridays in July at 10p for a head-to-head grudge match pitting US versus UK films, as they battle to win the The War of Independents. Which films are better, US or UK?10. PSYCHO (1960)9. THE GRADUATE (1967)8. KRAMER VS. KRAMER (1979)7. FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH (1982)6. HAROLD & MAUDE (1971)5. SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (1991)
4. COMING HOME (1978)3. DO THE RIGHT THING (1989)2. BLUE VELVET (1986)1. AMERICAN BEAUTY (1999)