Top 10 Scenes From Bare America

5 of 12

8. KRAMER VS. KRAMER (1979)

Ushering in an era of divorce as an acceptable option for unhappy marrieds in America, this heartbreaking movie details the impact separation can have on a family, including the awkwardness of a parent’s new single sex life. In this scene, the 7-year-old son confronts his father’s first sex partner since the split in the hallway in the middle of the night — she, of course, is naked. If your parents got divorced when you were young, then you know how impactful this scene can be; if your parents got divorced when you were young and you watched this movie around the same time, then you know how gut-wrenchingly traumatic it can be.

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: Film Fanatic
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)