Top 10 Scenes From Bare America

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6. HAROLD & MAUDE (1971)

A classic movie that cautioned against American consumerism, celebrated the pursuit of happiness (no matter how untraditional that happiness is), and championed the right to literally — and theatrically — die. Plus, with its tender love story (and post-coital bed scene) between 79-year-old Maude and 20-something Harold, it was the first movie to acknowledge that the elderly are sexual people too — and this was years before Viagra! Revolutionary.

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: We Heart It
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)