Top 10 Scenes From Bare America

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10. PSYCHO (1960)

The fact that the character of Marion is seen in a bra at the beginning of the film was scandalous enough at the time — but to have her gruesomely killed while naked in the shower? Shocking! According to IMDB, there’s a rumor that the release board didn’t initially okay the film because they were convinced there was a nipple shot in the shower scene. Of course, there wasn’t — the cinematography and score were so well done, people’s imaginations just easily filled in the blanks. We can thank Hitchcock for launching a long, sordid American tradition of combining female nudity with unspeakable violence for cheap thrills and entertainment purposes.

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: Cinema Geek
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)