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‘Skin: A History of Nudity in the Movies’ Review: A Comprehensive Documentary Lays the Cinema Bare

A lively look at how nudity in the movies can be art or exploitation. Sometimes in the same moment.

Even those who consider themselves experts in the subject will find a provocative treasure trove of images and anecdotes in “Skin: A History of Nudity in the Movies.” Danny Wolf’s documentary is a breezy, open-eyed, and often encyclopedic compendium of all the ways the cinema has celebrated, exploited, and negotiated the power of the naked body.

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Children painting on mother’s semi-nude body gives wrong impression about our culture: SC

The court was hearing an anticipatory bail by Fathima AS, who is apprehending arrest for offences under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012, and Information Technology (IT) Act, 2000, after she uploaded a video on social media of her two minor children painting on her semi-nude body in June.

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Bottom line is roommate shouldn’t see your bottom

I’m an independent working woman of 23 and have my own place in a high rise. It’s so hot outside, I’m walking around the apartment nude and thinking nothing of it. A female friend just moved in with me to share rent, taking the much smaller bedroom — more like a den. But, things are going bad quickly.

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Is female nudity obscenity? Plea asks Supreme Court to decide

The petition, an anticipatory bail plea, has been filed by Fathima AS, an activist from Kerala, who is apprehending arrest for offences under POCSO Act and IT Act after she uploaded a video on social media of her two minor children painting her naked body.

A plea in the Supreme Court has sought examination on whether female nudity would per se constitute obscenity necessitating invocation of penal provisions by authorities under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and Information Technology Act (IT Act)

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JOHN BRUMMETT: Naked disregard

Arkansas has some of the most onerous clothing-requirement laws in the country. You just try going naked around here.

Show your personal parts to someone other than your spouse or doctor–let’s say at the grocery store or Walmart–and the authorities are apt to hit you with a $2,500 fine quicker than you can say bare behind.


How Nudity Became the New Normal

In an interview for Vanity Fair, Jennifer Lawrence finally revealed how it felt to have her nude photos hacked and distributed on the internet this summer, “Anybody who looked at those pictures, you’re perpetuating a sexual offense,” she says. “I didn’t tell you that you could look at my naked body.”

“It’s my body, and it should be my choice, and the fact that it is not my choice is absolutely disgusting,” she continued.


How to Get Naked in Front of Anyone

You’d think with so much oversharing, taking it off wouldn’t be such a big deal. Jessica Matlin explores what’s behind our naked anxiety.

I dreaded high school PE. It wasn’t so much the physical activity but, rather, changing for it. Inside the steamy, tiled locker room, slender, sporty girls were getting into their gym gear, gossiping, and comparing their new VS bras. Meanwhile, I rustled inside an XL tee shirt — my own mini-cabana. I didn’t want anyone to see my chunky thighs or grandma bra (by age 14, I was a solid D).


Your Body is not a crime!

My husband says, “It’s just Facebook, hunny”…

It is not just Facebook. This is the society we live in, the climate of judgement and shame that you meet when you share images of human nudity as art.

It’s punishable for you to share images from classic works of art or a figure drawing class or even a mother breastfeeding her child. Censorship on Facebook is just a reflection of the bigger battle you face when you draw, paint or photograph a naked human being.


Nudist gran, 70, earns a fortune by selling naked pictures online

The woman known as Nudist Hottie, 70, has dished the dirt on her career where she sells naked pictures. The gran earns a good salary from IsMyGirl where she poses naked