Top 10 Scenes From Bare America

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3. DO THE RIGHT THING (1989)

There’s not a whole lot of male nudity on this top 10 list (which is an accurate reflection of America’s double standard when it comes to nakedness) — and this movie certainly doesn’t buck that trend. In fact, it features a fully-clothed Spike Lee rubbing down a totally-naked Rosie Perez with several ice cubes on one of the hottest days of the summer in Brooklyn. It can be seen as an act of worship of the female form with no selfish expectation of male stimulation or release in return OR it can be seen as gratuitous T&A that punishes and humiliates his berating baby-mama by leaving her stripped, unsatisfied and alone. (For the record, Rosie Perez has said she felt exploited in this scene, that what happened was way different from the script, and that you don’t see her head in the shots because she was crying during shooting: ‘I felt like Irene Cara in FAME.”)

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Author: Em & Lo

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)