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    Skin: A History Of Nudity In The Movies

    Press release!

    Available On Demand August 18th

    Synopsis:

    A definitive documentary on the history of nudity in the movies, beginning with the silent movie era through present day, examining the changes in morality that led to the use of nudity in films while emphasizing the political, sociological and artistic changes that shaped this rich history.

    Skin delves into the gender bias concerning nudity in motion pictures and will follow the revolution that has pushed for gender equality in feature films today. A deep discussion of pre-code Hollywood and its amoral roots, the censorship that “cleaned up” Hollywood and how the MPAA was formed leads into a discussion of how nudity changed cinematic culture through the decades. It culminates in a discussion of “what are nude scenes like in the age of the #METOO movement?”

    Featuring:

    Peter Bogdanovich (The Last Picture Show, Paper Moon, Targets, Saint Jack)

    Shannon Elizabeth (American Pie, Scary Movie, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back)

    Diane Franklin (The Last American Virgin, Better Off Dead, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure)

    Pam Grier (The Big Doll House, Jackie Brown, Foxy Brown, Above the Law)

    Amy Heckerling (Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Look Who’s Talking, Clueless)

    Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange, Caligula, Startrek: Generations, Halloween)

    Eric Roberts (Runaway Train, Inherent Vice, Star 80)

    Kevin Smith (Zack and Miri Make a Porno, Clerks, Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back)

    Sean Young (Blade Runner, Dune, No Way Out, Wall Street)

    Jim McBride (creator of Mr. Skin)

    Written by | Danny Wolf, Paul Fishbein

    Directed by | Danny Wolf

    Executive Produced by | Jim McBride, Paul Fishbein

    Produced by | Paul Fishbein

    Runtime | 130 minutes

    Distribution | Quiver Distribution

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    I swear to god if I end up seeing Kevin Smith naked because of this....

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    For a second my head exploded because I thought the creator of Mr Skin was the director of David Holzman's Diary and the Richard Gere Breathless remake. It's extra weird because that Jim McBride could offer some interesting commentary on the history of nudity in cinema too!

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    “Music by DeWolfe Music.” Fuck yeah.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Jane View Post
    Available On Demand August 18th
    I've seen this date mentioned in every article, but no-one tells me where can I see this? Is it some secret or what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Takuma View Post
    I've seen this date mentioned in every article, but no-one tells me where can I see this? Is it some secret or what?
    Just heard McBride on a podcast say that it'll be available to rent or purchase from Amazon and iTunes.
    Now everyone can have a complete KRULL lifestyle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Takuma View Post
    I've seen this date mentioned in every article, but no-one tells me where can I see this? Is it some secret or what?
    Decider website says: "Skin: A History of Nudity in the Movies will also be available to buy or rent on FandangoNOW, iTunes (available to preorder for $9.99), Vudu, Google Play, and more." Which is a relief. Amazon and iTunes are two of the more awkward ways to watch a movie for non-americans who shun Apple devices like myself.
    "Never let the fact that they are doing it wrong stop you from doing it right." Hyman Mandell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dom D View Post
    Decider website says: "Skin: A History of Nudity in the Movies will also be available to buy or rent on FandangoNOW, iTunes (available to preorder for $9.99), Vudu, Google Play, and more." Which is a relief. Amazon and iTunes are two of the more awkward ways to watch a movie for non-americans who shun Apple devices like myself.
    ...aaaand turns out it's not available in Oz anyway. Useless bastards. They really do all they can to encourage piracy.
    "Never let the fact that they are doing it wrong stop you from doing it right." Hyman Mandell.

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    I saw this last night. It's enjoyable, but a little superficial in parts. The synopsis talked about "examining the changes in morality that led to the use of nudity in films while emphasizing the political, sociological and artistic changes" and while it does decent job with the early years, I felt some the rest was just scratching the surface. Much of the doc is just brief film clips followed by brief comments by one, max two people, and then move on to the next film. Perhaps they should have posed more academic research questions to explore in detail instead of trying to include every (American) film with a famous nude scene.

    But don't get me wrong. It's good and entertaining and has some valuable information. I was just hoping for a little deeper penetration.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dom D View Post
    ...aaaand turns out it's not available in Oz anyway. Useless bastards. They really do all they can to encourage piracy.
    I had a 1.5 hour fight to get this streaming to Japan. Lost to Amazon, Google and Fandango, but scored a victory over Vudu after a few sneaky tricks. Still had to settle for some of the shittiest HD I have seen via VPN connection + video freezing to buffer every 20 minutes (thankfully not such a huge annoyance in a documentary film).
    Last edited by Takuma; 08-19-2020 at 12:54 PM.

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